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