Victor Molina Ballesteros II, 60 of Douglas has joined our Heavenly Father on March 8, 2014.
Victor was born in Benson, Arizona on March 9, 1953 to Virginia Molina and Victoriano Lopez Ballesteros. He attended Douglas public schools and then enlisted in the Army National Guard of Arizona in 1973. Victor was then assigned to the 158th Military Police Company stationed in Douglas. In 1975 the unit’s mission changed to transportation, becoming the 2222nd Petroleum Transportation Company. He was then assigned to the Communications Section until the completion of his enlistment in 1979, receiving an Honorable Discharge.
Victor aspired to become a police officer since childhood. This became a reality when he was accepted into the Reserve Police Officer program in Douglas. Later he attended the Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy and served as Police Officer, Police Sergeant and Detective over the course of 18 years.
Victor had an amazing sense of humor. He loved to cook and he loved to dance. He is loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Victor is predeceased by his son, Victor Ballesteros III; his father Victor L. Ballesteros Sr.; mother Virginia M. Ballesteros; paternal grandparents Abel and Guadalupe Ballesteros; maternal grandparents Juan and Maria Molina; brothers Ben Ballesteros and Ramon “Guero” Ballesteros; stepfather Roberto Hoyos and several other family members, paternal and maternal not named here who we hold in our hearts and memories precious always.
Victor is survived by his sons Anthony (Jessica), Juan (Veronica), and Christopher Ballesteros of Tucson, and grandchildren, nephews, great nephews, nieces and great nieces. He is also survived by his brothers William (Christine) Ballesteros of Sierra Vista, Tom Ballesteros of Tucson, Sisters Lupe (Enrique) Marrufo of Agua Prieta, Ana (Pete) Cordova of Douglas, Tia Elvira Cruz, cousins and many friends.
Victor’s wishes were for a private viewing by family members. This was held on an earlier date.
Please join us for services at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Douglas on Friday, March 21, 2014. A Holy Rosary will be recited at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass as 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery with full Military Honors by the American Legion and VFW Post 926.