CASA GRANDE — Eugene Ortega Gamez, 63, died on Jan. 27, 2021.

Mr. Gamez was born in Casa Grande on April 10, 1957, and raised in the city, the youngest child of Rita and Ventura Gamez. He worked for the state for the past 10 years. He was very passionate about music and played the drums.

During his free time, he enjoyed listening to music, spending time with his children, taking long drives and exploring new destinations with his wife. He lived a simple life but was extraordinary in the eyes of his children. He was gentle, patient, caring and accepting.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Angelita; five daughters and sons, Melissa Soto Sanders, Enrique Mattison, Paula Mattison, Brianna Gamez and Eugene Gamez; three stepchildren, Vivianna, Jesus and Shilo Flores;  four siblings, Olga Alcantar, Gilbert Gamez and Edward Gamez of Casa Grande and Alexander Gamez of Tucson; and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Charles Gamez, Roy Gamez, Richard Gamez and Robert Gamez; and a sister, Melba Warren.

Rosary recited at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Funeral Mass celebrated at 10.

J. Warren Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

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