Luis Armando "Mandy" Galindo
August 25, 1945 - June 12, 2017
Luis Armando “Mandy” Galindo, 71, of Douglas, AZ died June 12, 2017. He is survived by his second mother Lily Elias, second wife Gloria Galindo, daughter Deanna (Steven) Rojas, sons Dominic (Bianca) Galindo, Luis (Viry) Galindo, Ricky Galindo, Brothers Alfonso Galindo Ernesto Galindo, Ricardo Galindo, Guillermo Galindo, Rolando Elias, Robert Elias Sisters Gloria Salazar, Silvia Canez, Adelina Aguilar, Julieta Bells and Sandra Elias and 16 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter . He was preceded in death by his parents Alfonso and Paulina Galindo, his second father Roberto Elias, his first wife Anna Galindo and his son Luis Armando "Mandito" Galindo. Luis Armando "El Mandy" Galindo always loved helping and serving others. He grew up in Cananea, Agua Prieta and Douglas. He was also a very talented man with many different trades. BOXING-When he was 13 years old he picked up Boxing at a local gym and became a pretty good fighter, amateur. RODEO- At 17 years young he became a Rodeo Clown and traveled around a bit. Baseball- He played with: The Central Mexican League, U North of Sonora, Single (A), Double (AA), Triple (AAA) Tamaulipas 1977, (A) Vaqueros de Agua Prieta, 2 with Liga Del Noroeste Aurelio Rodriguez. From the stories we have heard, we think he could have made it to the MLB if he would have waited a bit more. Scouts were not the same back then, it was harder for them to find talent. CIRCUS- He went to the Circus for 2 years with his brother in law who owned “El Circo Hermanos Bells”. He was in charge of training and acting with the lions, and the elephants. He trained a bit with the Trapezius but his wrists were too big for others to grip from him. HORSES- His love for horses started at about 14years old. He was mentored by a very fine gentleman (El Diablo Elias) that taught him how to take care of horses and trained them. He had found his true passion; he continued training horses for 30 years until his health could not take it anymore. Quarter and Thoroughbred horses, he has Track Pad Records in Prescott, Globe, Holbrook, and Douglas, AZ. He was a natural STRONGMAN in his days, Deadlifted 520 lbs. with no training and also used to lift trucks for dares. WORK-He worked at the smelter in Douglas, AZ until it was closed in 1989’. He was a small town guy with a BIG heart, Reserved, Soft spoken, brave, strong, humble, honest, and a friend of many. In his last days he fought hard to win this battle he was on. Until the very last minute he worried about his children and grandchildren. We are so proud of you dad we saw how hard this battle was for you and how long you held on for us. Thank you, dad for being a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. In our eyes you are our champion. Now you are at peace with no more pain. Rest, smile, and enjoy heaven. Dance with all your loved ones. We love you and miss you so much. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Pallbearers Dominic Galindo, Luis Galindo, Rick Galindo, Steven Rojas, Oscar Barriors, Guillermo Galindo, Hector Morales and Jersain Galindo. Honorary Guillermo Galindo, Ernesto Galindo, Hector Canez, Ricardo Galindo, Rolando Elias, Robert Elias, Alfonso Sr Galindo. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 15, 2017 at St Lukes; Visitation will be at 9:00 A.M, with a Rosary at 10:00 am and a Mass at 10:30, Cremation to follow. Services have been entrusted by Alex Espinosa Funeral Home.