John P. Welch of Sahuarita, Ariz.


John P. Welch, 76, of Sahuarita, Ariz., left this world July 8, 2016.

He lived the first 46 years of his life in Minburn, Iowa, a place he always considered home.

He is survived by his son, John Welch of Grand Junction; his daughters, Candice Welch of Phoenix and Kathy Welch of Grand Junction; his stepson, Kalen Blaser of Indianola; and his grandchildren, Rachel Wells of Tucson, Rebecca Chumbley of Jefferson, Trinity Welch of Jefferson and Trevor Welch of Phoenix. John was born into a large family and is survived by four sisters and a brother.

He was preceded in death by his son, Glen Welch.

There will be a Celebration of Life at Meek Park in Minburn on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. No flowers are necessary. Food will be served.


  1. RIP, John! I have been trying to get a hold of you for awhile. I guess I know where you are now. I’m right behind you. I have terminal pulmonary fibrosis and have had it for a long time. ‘Til we meet again, I’ll remember the fun we had! –Mouse

    • I’m so sorry you couldn’t reach him. I looked for you for him for a little while. I wish you could be here and I’m very thankful for your kind words. Please take care, Mouse. Candice

      • Thanks, Candice. I thought it would be great to have a chat with him before I left the planet! I still have the memories of the fun we had. –Mouse


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