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Jose (Simon) Leyva Huerta

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Jose Leyva 'Simon' Huerta, 77, entered into eternal rest on December 28, 2014 while resting peacefully in his home in Surprise, Arizona with loved ones at his side. Jose was born November 28, 1937 to Lucilla Leyva Huerta and Hermerejildo Huerta in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. Simon was an entrepreneur and retired an auto mechanic who was dubbed the most cordial, hospitable, and above all else, was revered as the most honest and honorable mechanic in the world by his customers and Ave Fenix periodical. He was an active member of the Church of Christ in El Mirage, Arizona where he worshiped regularly for more than 35 years. He loved his family, his friends and his community. He loved to dance, sing and had a passion for spending quality time with his loved ones. He is survived by his beloved wife Juanita Huerta, the love of his life, mother to his children and so much more. He leaves the legacy of a Christ centered life to his surviving children, his sons: Jesse Huerta, Johnny Huerta, Herman Huerta and his wife Erica, Alfredo Huerta and his daughters: Irma Zermeno and husband Domingo, Martha Hernandez and husband Sergio, Yolanda Tucker and husband Steven, and Socorro Huerta. He is also survived by his beloved brother Lupe Huerta, his sisters Luisa Flores and Maria Adame, sixteen Grandchildren and seven Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, his son Luis Angel Huerta, grandson Jose Hernandez, brothers Calistro, Manuel and Paulino Huerta, his sisters, Lucilla Huerta Balderas, Agripina Huerta Tercero, his uncle Jose Anguiano, niece Maryann Smith and nephews Artemio Adame, Jose Flores, Jesus 'Chuy' Adame, Epifanio Huerta, Roman Morales and great nephews Frankie 'Panchito' Molina, Joshua Smith and Roque Franco.
Friends will be received from 5-8pm on Friday January 2, 2015 at Sunwest Funeral Home located at 12525 West Grand Avenue in El Mirage, Arizona 85335, (623) 974-2054. Service will be held Saturday, January 3rd at 10 am at the Sunwest Funeral Home with Pastors Isaac Soria presiding and Jose Delgado assisting. Interment will follow.