Santos Arrambide Huillca, beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on March 4, 2021 surrounded by family.
Born November 1, 1939, Tambobamba-Apurimac, in the country of Peru to Maximiliano Arrambide Barcena and Juana Huillca Campana. Married Felicia Luzmila Elliott on November 10, 1957, Lima, Peru.
Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a man of great faith who loved God and his family, friends and neighbors. His soul and heart were full of love, dedication, and service. He was a wonderful singer and musician and played the guitar with passion. He was a lover of classical music, folk music from his homeland Peru and inspirational hymns and songs. He has created a wonderful tradition to sing a traditional birthday song called “Las Mañanitas” to his wife, his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends to share his love and make them happy on their special day. He was called “Abuelo” by all his grandchildren and great grandchildren which means grandpa. For him, his family was always his first priority, and had worked hard to provide for his wife and children. His daily prayers were always to show his gratitude, and to ask for blessings of wellness, protection, prosperity, and spiritual strength for his family.
He was a great leader and served the Church with several callings: as a primary teacher; Sunday school instructor and president; executive clerk; stake counselor, and Bishop for several years. He loved to read the scriptures every morning and would call on a daily basis to his children to share his thoughts and feelings. He has so many gifts and talents that he used in the service of helping people. He has inspired so many lives with his love!
He wrote and published his book “La Historia de mi vida” (“The Story of my Life”) which is a recollection of the main events of his life assisted with compilation and edited by his daughter Alida. He performed in his youth with his brothers as the “Trio Los Hermanos Arrambide.” He has also sung as a duet with his wife, folk songs from Peru called “Huaynos” and were nominated as a “National Heritage” by the Utah Arts Folk Music.
Santos Arrambide wrote in his book the following message for his family:
“I sincerely hope that my experiences will serve you well, and that you can learn important lessons so that you prosper and never lose heart in your dreams and goals, and that you work hard to achieve happiness in this life. May God bless you so that you are always happy as a family and that you are united, and do not forget your roots or the hand and power of Our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ in all things.”
Santos was preceded in death by his beloved wife Luzmila Elliott on June 1, 2018, his first son Peter Jorge, his parents Juana and Maximiliano Arrambide, brothers Juan, Antonio, Martin and Victor Arrambide, and sisters Graciela Arrambide de Mendoza, Maria Arrambide de Abarca y Cayetana Arrambide.
Survived by Santos & Luzmila’s children generation: daughters, Alida (Franco) Arellano, Elizabeth (Michael) Newberry, Reyna (Willy E.) Brandt and Debora Arrambide; sons, Peter Richard (Karina) Arrambide and Andrew Arrambide; grandchildren: granddaughters, Pamela (Nick) Ramos, Katherine Portocarrero, Jacqueline (Derek) Stout, and Adriana Arrambide; grandsons, Willy (Amanda) Brandt, Jr., Franco Israel Arellano, Marc Arrambide, Paul Brandt, Sergio (Celeste) Sanmarti, Aaron Sanmarti, Diego Arrambide, Alec Arrambide and Dylan Arrambide; great grandchildren: Harper Rose Stout, Sony Santos Sanmarti, Benjamin Boon Stout, and Lucia Elyse Ramos Portocarrero.
The family would like to send a sincere “Thank You” to our family and friends who have supported us throughout these very difficult times. Your love and prayers have carried us through! Our love to you all!!
A *private viewing* for family members only will be held before funeral service program at the Cannon Mortuary from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Private Family Funeral services will be held Friday, March 12, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. (Mask and social distancing observed). Due to current circumstances the funeral will be for family only.
Interment and burial will be following services on Friday March 12, 2021, at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 East 7800 South, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121.
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