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Julio Adalberto Hidalgo

07/23/1944 - 10/31/2016
Service Date: 11/04/2016
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2300 W. Javelina Avenue, Mesa, Arizona

Julio Adalberto Hidalgo, 72, of Mesa, Arizona passed away on October 31, 2016.

Julio was born in Tierra Blanca, Veracruz, Mexico in 1944. He loved tennis and baseball growing up in the Mormon Colonies and had many dear friends and memories from those times. He attended BYU in Utah and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of San Francisco.

Julio was a true captain of industry and ran many businesses over the years, including working in management for Levi’s Strauss in Mexico City in the 70’s, soon after he started the Hidalgo shoe factory in Leon, Guanajato, Mexico. He then came to live in Arizona with his family in the mid-80’s and had multiple Mexican food restaurants, most notably Ciscos near ASU, as he had a passion for cooking for large groups of people.

During the last 25+ years, Julio worked in both the real estate and construction industries and had taught many of his children to work in those same fields.

Julio is survived by his father, “Don Julio” Hidalgo Nieto (age 95); his wife of 42 years, Maria Engracia; his 6 children, Jay, Julio, Carlos, Cristina, Albert, & Becky; his 7 siblings, Thelma, Harold, Miguel, Blanca, Jorge, Jaime, & Patty; and his 21 cherished grandchildren.

Services will be held to say goodbye this Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10 AM, preceded by a visitation at 9 AM, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2300 W Javelina Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202. Final place of rest: Resthaven Cemetery, 4310 E Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042.



  • Sending prayers to the family during this difficult time

  • Praying for God’s healing and love for the Hidalgo Family.

  • Jill & Ted Grasse

    When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in Heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. We extend our most sincere condolences to you and your family, Rebecca!

  • So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • So sorry at the loss of your father. We send our deepest sympathy along with thoughts and prayers

  • Losing someone is always difficult. May the love and memories shared continue to live in your hearts and provide peace at this time of sorrow. He who lives in our hearts, never dies. My sincere condolences to family, and friends. May he RIP.

  • I am so sorry for your loss of a great man. May he watch over you all in your life and give you serenity and love.

  • Daniel A Melchor

    Tio Julio was such an awesome man! I still remember the day when he gave me my first $20.00 bill. He went to Mexico on a trip and while there he visited us. He called me to tell me a secret but in reality he wanted to surprise me. Once I was next to him he put his hand in his pocket and BOOM there it was a $20.00 bill. IT WAS SUCH AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE FOR A LITTLE BOY LIKE ME BACK THEN. I love him for everything he has done for me and my family and for being such a good example of LOVE & CHARITY.

  • Tracey Benson and family

    Our condolences for your great loss! Prayers to all his family and friends!

  • May you be touched by the sweet thoughts of angels.

  • Marielena Skousen Perez Parra

    Nuestras mas sinceras condolencias a toda la familia Hidalgo

  • Mary, que el Señor les de Paz y resignación a usted y toda su familia! Nuestro más sincero pésame.

  • Many condolences to Julio’s family. He’s a good man and sure to be missed.

  • So sorry for your loss Rebecca and Carlos. May your father rest in peace knowing he raised a wonderful family.

  • Lanie and Chris Martin

    So sorry for your loss of a wonderful man and father. Rebecca and Carlos thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Hugs.

  • Socorro Martinez

    Maria de verdad lo siento mucho, no conocí muy bien a tu esposo pero a ti si y siento mucho lo que estás pasando se que El Sr en su gran misericordia te dará el consuelo que nesecitas, un abrazo de corazón cuídate… hasta pronto.

  • I used to work at Albertson’s in the pharmacy until 2010-my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time Maria and family-I remember you and your mother and your son coming in for prescriptions and you have such a beautiful family and I can tell there is a lot of love there-may your faith sustain you at this time

    Nancy Darien

  • Theresa and Dale Johnsen

    Our deepest sympathy to you and the entire Hidalgo family, prayers & much love sweet friend♡

  • I’m very sorry for your loss, and I wanted to offer you some comfort in this hard time. You can draw hope from the Bibles promise of a time when there will there be no more death, and we will see our dead loved ones again. (Revelation 21:3, 4) For more comforting scriptures please visit the article linked below.

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