Obituary: Miguel Manuel Visuano, III, July 18, 1965 — Nov. 20, 2013 |

Obituary: Miguel Manuel Visuano, III, July 18, 1965 — Nov. 20, 2013

Miguel Manuel Visuano, III
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Miguel was born to Linda Carmelita Guillen and Miguel Manuel Visuano, II in Ogden, Utah. His parents owned a Mexican restaurant, which is where he got his start as an amazing cook.

Miguel was a great athlete. He loved wrestling, swimming and boxing. He was a Golden Gloves champ and opened for fights in Las Vegas. Miguel mentored many kids, teaching them boxing skills and helped get sponsors and equipment for others.

Miguel was kind, loving and loyal. He was a fine dancer and played percussion. His smile and head nod and calling you “hito” was his way of saying hello and let you know you were important to him.

Miguel is survived by the loves of his life: His four children, Miguel Visuano, IV, Alicia Thorndike, Danny Visuano and Antonio Visuano; grandchildren Jazmyne, Alexis and Miguel Visuano, V, and Christine and Candece Thorndike; and siblings Richard Sanchez (Yvonne), Lorie Sanchez, Maria Montoya (Henry), Lucille Aragon (Carlos), Tammy Candelaria and Lucinda Candelaria.

Miguel was proceeded in death by his grandparents David, Lucy Guillen, Tio’s Freddie, Gilbert Guillen, Father Miguel Visuano II, and father-in-law Danny Baca.

Miguel would say, “Be happy for me. I’m at peace and in a better place and … Don’t worry about the weather.”

Always Loved, Never Forgotten. Memorial Service: Saturday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. at Family Room Fellowship Church in Riverside, 5th and W. Colorado Ave. Dinner will follow at VFW 14th and Ute Ave.

Memorial contributions can be made at time of service for traveling expenses for his children.

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