Arthur Alaniz Sr.
Art Alaniz Sr., 86, went home to be with Jesus and his sassy wife on Jan. 4, 2017. A tribute to Art's life will be announced in the summer. Art was born in Hardin, Mont., on Oct. 15, 1930, to Diego and Felipa Alaniz. He served his beloved America in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After healing from his wounds, he came back to California and was married to Aurora Nuno in 1954 in Lodi, Calif. They were married for 59 years. She preceded him in death. Art is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Ed and Denise Alaniz and Art and Kelly Alaniz Jr.; daughter and son-in-law Dahlia and Mike Sobieski; grandchildren Diego, Danielle, Wes, Colt, Olivia, Rachel, Talisa; and numerous great-grandchildren. Contributions in memory of Art Alaniz Sr. may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
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