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Simon Jerome Angel, Jr.

07/10/1931 - 11/17/2018
Service Date: 11/27/2018
Service Time: 1:00 PM
Service Location: Globe Cemetery, 328 Hackney Avenue, Globe, Arizona 85501
Interment: Globe Cemetery, 328 Hackney Avenue, Globe, Arizona 85501

Simon Jerome “SJ” Angel, Jr. was reunited with his beloved wife, Betty Ann, on November 17, 2018. He was born in Coal County, Oklahoma. SJ retired from the Miami, Arizona copper mines after 30-plus years of dedicated service.

He is survived by his son, Larry (Kathleen); granddaughters, Kelly Angel and Kaycee Angel-Archer (Eric); and 3 great-granddaughters, McKinley Ann, Lincoln Marie, and Pierce Stella.

Private services and interment were held at the Globe Cemetery.

In memory of SJ, donations may be made to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital in the name of the Angel-Archer family.


  • Finally fall.
    At last the mist,
    heat’s haze, we woke
    these past weeks with

    has lifted. We find
    ourselves chill, a briskness
    we hug ourselves in.
    Frost greying the ground.

    Grief might be easy
    if there wasn’t still
    such beauty — would be far
    simpler if the silver

    maple didn’t thrust
    it’s leaves into flame,
    trusting that spring
    will find it again.

    All this might be easier if
    there wasn’t a song
    still lifting us above it,
    if wind didn’t trouble

    my mind like water.
    I half expect to see you
    fill the autumn air
    like breath —

    At night I sleep
    on clenched fists.
    Days I’m like the child
    who on the playground

    falls, crying
    not so much from pain
    as surprise.
    I’m tired of tide

    taking you away,
    then back again —
    what’s worse, the forgetting
    or the thing

    you can’t forget.
    Neither yet —
    last summer’s
    choir of crickets

    grown quiet.

    ~ Kevin Young

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