Rene Velasco was born on Sept. 13, 1946 to Artimisa Guerrero and Juan Velasco in Douglas, Ariz.
Survivors include his wife Yolanda (Yoli) Velasco; daughters Veronica Brown, Monica Velasco, Annalinda Velasco and Reyna Peery (Justin); sisters Eva Warden, Marvella Gallardo (Gary), Bettina Amado and Suzie Velasco; brothers Juan Velasco, Ruben Velasco (Linda), Mario Velasco (Donna), Ernie Velasco (Ginger) and Timmy Velasco (Sharon).
Rene has 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Rene was preceded in death by his father Juan Velasco, his mother Artemisa (Mitcha), his twin brother David, his son John Velasco, brother Timmy Velasco and sister Susie Velasco and his stepfather Antonio Guerrero.
Rene enjoyed dancing with his wife of 56 years Yoli, his high school sweetheart. They twirled around the dance floor every opportunity they had. Rene and Yoli also loved giving back to the community. They loved his Harley Davidson and riding with the Independent Riders, especially at Christmas. Rene will be missed by his large family and his huge circle of friends.
Vaya con dios to a loving husband, compassionate father and friend to all.
Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe.