Edward Gomez Jr.
June 21, 1943 - September 22, 2021
Edward Gomez, Jr. 78 of Sierra Vista, went home to our Lord on September 22, 2021. Ed was born on June 21,1943, to Edward and Haruko "Mae" Yokoyama Gomez in Pocatello, Idaho. In his youth he was very active in sports. Among his favorites were basketball, track and football. He excelled in debate winning several awards. Ed was also an altar boy in his American Baptist Church.
Ed graduated from Pocatello High School in 1962 and immediately joined the US Air Force. While in the Air Force working in encrypting communications, he discovered his love of electronics. After his discharge he went to work for Electronics Specialty in Portland, Oregon, as an inspector. He rapidly worked his way into engineering. While at Electronics Specialty, he met and married Linda. They were blessed with a son, Kevin Edward, and a daughter, Kimberly Collette.
Ed's career moved his family to Los Angeles, California, for a year then to Cincinnati, Ohio, for another year. In Cincinnati, Ed began working for Standex Electronics. Thru Standex's International Division, Ed got the opportunity to head up the Engineering Department of the company's maquiladora plant across the international border in Agua Prieta, Mexico. The company moved Ed and his family to Douglas, Arizona, where Ed worked until he retired, contributing over 30 years of service to Standex. He specialized in sensor design, and holds two US Patents for his designs.
After settling his family into Douglas, Ed turned his love for sports into coaching. He was instrumental in starting a girls' soccer league in Douglas. He coached both a girls' and a boys' soccer team. When his daughter Kimberly became interested in softball and pitching, he became her trainer and coach. She credits all her success in pitching to her Dad.
In 1991, Ed was blessed with his fist grandchild, Blade Gomez. Becoming a grandpa renewed his love for life. He was blessed twice more with 2 granddaughters, Courtney in 1999 and Bethany in 2004. "Gramps" was beloved by his grandkids and Ed loved nothing more than spending time with them.
Ed is survived by his wife and partner of over 50 years, Linda; his son Kevin Gomez; his daughter Kimberly (Eric) Huddleston; his grandson Blade (Katrina) Gomez; and his granddaughters Courtney and Bethany Huddleston. He is also survived by his siblings: Richard (Jan) Gomez, Timothy (Nancy) Doss, Ivan Dickerson, Mike (Hazel) Dickerson, Gary (Londa) Dickerson, Bill Dickerson, and Barbara (Lyle) Thompson.
Ed was a family man, a good man, God fearing, honest and humble, good-natured, kind, loving, and giving. He was slow to anger and quick to laugh, and was never to too proud to laugh at himself. His passing leaves a hole in our hearts. We will miss him every day forever.
The family would like to thank the staff at Canyon Vista Medical Center for their care and kindness in his last hours.
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
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