Philip Bravo Sr.
Our brother, father, grandfather and most precious friend was called home on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.
Philip Bravo Sr. was born in Nelson, Ariz., on May 26, 1934, to Torivio and Margarita Bravo. Philip had three brothers and two sisters. He is predeceased by two brothers, Fernando and John; one sister, Isabelle Halsey; and his beloved wife, Lena Bravo. Philip is survived by his brother, Robert (Bobby) Bravo; sister, Juana Garibay; children, Philip, Clay, Anita (Mapatis), Torivio, and Bonnie (Royal) Bravo. The family heritage and legacy will continue to grow strong through the boatload of grandchildren and great-grandchildren from Philip and Lena.
Philip graduated from Seligman High school in 1953 and was a great athlete who was recruited by the Mexicali Detroit Tigers farm team and also the St. Louis Cardinals professional baseball organization. Because of an arm injury and his commitment to his beloved wife, he decided not to continue his career in baseball, but chose to raise his family in Peach Springs where he started his career at the limestone plant in Nelson, where he continued to work and retire in 1984.
Philip also raised cattle on the Hualapai reservation with his wife and children. Not only was Philip a great husband, dad and cowboy, but he also taught his sons and family how to be very successful hunters and outfitters. Due to his commitment to family and work ethics, the Bravo Outfitters have been very successful and are respected globally.
Services will be held for Philip Bravo Sr. at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations will be accepted at Wells Fargo Bank under the Philip Bravo Sr. Memorial Fund.