05/14/1970 - 10/08/2021
Service Date: 10/23/2021
Service Time: 1 PM
Service Location: Grace Bible Church, 7440 S. Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ  85283

On Friday, October 8, 2021, Michael Henry Quihuiz, age 51, of Gilbert, Arizona, passed away. Michael was born May 14, 1970, in Phoenix, Arizona to Henry and Esther (Jimenez) Quihuiz and was the youngest of three children.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Arizona State University graduating in 1993.  He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of International Management in 2000.  Michael began his business career at the young age of 16 working for American Express reading microfiche.  He ended his career with American Express 34 years later as a Technical Project Manager.  He went to work for Wells Fargo Bank in 2021 where he was a Vice President-Chief of Staff.

On March 31, 2007, Michael married Karis Kountz. They have 3 children, stepson Noah Pacheco-Kountz, daughters Chloe and Cecilia.  Michael was a loving husband and dedicated father.

Michael became a Christian at 19 years old. He faithfully served the Lord as a greeter, student ministries leader, nursery worker, and disciple. He was currently serving as a deacon in several ministries at Grace Bible Church.  Michael diligently studied the Bible and sought to love the Lord with all his heart, mind and soul.

Michael is survived by his wife Karis, children Noah, Chloe and Cecilia, his parents Henry and Esther, sisters Cindy Brown and Becky (Robert) Valenzuela and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Bible Church, 7440 S. Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ  85283 on Saturday, October 23rd at 1:00 p.m.  Service will be live-streamed (www.gbcaz.org).

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints. Psalm 116:15


  • My prayers for Karis, Noah, Chloe, and Cecilia for peace that can only come from the Holy Spirit. May you find comfort in your shared memories of Michael. I know I have many wonderful memories of how he made me feel welcomed in your home and at church! His smile lit up entire rooms!

  • He sounds like a wonderful man. He is home with Jesus now. My heartfelt condolences to the family as I know you are hurting and I am so sorry

  • Michael will be missed. He was an encourager of men. He was a gentle and kind soul. I am saddened by his passing but know that he is now with our Lord Jesus Christ. He enriched my life and I am grateful to have known him.

  • Frank & Dana Dudley

    Feeling sorrow for you in this loss of a godly husband, father, brother and son. Our sympathies, 💙

  • Karis, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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