Armando (Mandy) Arevalo was embraced by the arms of the Lord on Saturday, February 8th. It was difficult to say goodbye but he died peacefully surrounded by his family. Mandy was born to Eduardo and Loreto Arevalo on June 16, 1942. He graduated from Douglas High School in 1962 joining the Navy Reserve while still a senior in high school. He began two years of active duty with the Navy a week after his high school graduation which he completed in 1964. He especially enjoyed telling his children and grandchildren about his adventures while he was in Hawaii and Japan. His eyes would light up when relating his story about the Navy being put on high alert during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962, during which his eldest son Armando Jr., was born on October 25, 1962. He moved his young family to California for several years where he was employed by the County of Los Angeles as Investigator for the Division of Hospitals. Upon moving back to Arizona he worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Tucson as a fraud investigator. Eventually he returned to Douglas where he was well known as “the tax man” and notary public. He never turned anyone away whether they could afford his fee or not. Mandy was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Denise Arevalo and brothers Eddie and Ramon. He is survived by his companion “Romi” Jane Mayfield, sons Armando, Jr. “Beatle” (Bertha), Ari (Camille) and daughter Elda Iniguez (David). Mandy was one of eight children and is survived by sisters Clara (David), Mary (Ray), brothers Hector (Connie), David (Blanca) and Rudy (Ruth). He leaves 16 grandchildren – Danielle Marie, David, Nadine, Nickolette, Armando III, Daniel, Brittany, Anthony, Stephanie, Carlos, Mandy, Freddie, Ariel Jr., Christopher, Jamie Denise, Timmy and 20 – great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Brown Page Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 13th at Immaculate Conception Church with a Holy Rosary being recited at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of the Resurrection being celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors be the U.S. Navy Honor Guard, The American Legion and VFW. Pallbearers who will serve are his grandsons David Iniguez Jr., Anthony Arevalo, Armando Arevalo III, Daniel Arevalo, Armando Morales and Ari Arevalo Jr. You will be dearly missed Dad, Granpa. “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Now a CROWN is waiting for me.” Brown and Page Mortuary is in charge of arrangements 364-3434.