Joseph H. Updike
born January 6, 1954 died at his home in Sierra Vista on May 17, 2013, due to an ongoing medical condition of COPD. Joe was a very independent man who enjoyed history and debating politics. Joe loved photography and had a photo published in the Yuma paper. Joe is preceded in death by his mother, Angelina Updike; brother, Estevan Updike and his daughter, Veronica Jones. Joe is survived by his father, Don Updike; children, Armando and Melian Updike, Rhiannon Kelley and Jo Anne Merida; grandchildren, Gary and Dallas Merida, Genevieve and Leah Jones and Grace Kelley, as well as his sisters and brothers, Catalina Jacobs and April Kay Hardcastle, Don Updike II and David Updike. Joe loved his children and grandchildren as well as his nieces and nephews. He will be missed. Interment will be held at Holy Hope Cemetery Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.