Clorinda (Quiroz) Lozano
|Posted 2021-04-05 by mhenderson|
|Published by Arizona Daily Sun on Apr. 4, 2021 -|
Flagstaff, Arizona -
Clorinda Quiroz Lozano died in her home surrounded by loved ones on
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at the age of 70 of cancer. Clorinda was born
February 3, 1951, in Flagstaff, Arizona, the ninth of 10 children. As
with her passing, she was born at home, a fact she was very proud of
throughout her life.
Clorinda opened her first barber shop, Perfect Cuts for Men, in
Phoenix in 1986. She later opened a branch on Leroux Street in
downtown Flagstaff. She was known as Flagstaff's hometown barber. Her
many regular customers considered her to be the best in Arizona.
Clorinda was involved in local politics, a strong advocate and
lobbyist for various issues. Wherever she lived, she became involved
in her community; fearlessly championed equality, equity and
Clorinda was the founder of Flagstaff Pioneers, which later became
Nuestras Raices, one of her fondest accomplishments. She was involved
with several local and national causes and organizations, such as the
naming of Sinagua High School, Mother's Against Gangs, Arizona's
children's bill of rights and LULAC, among many others.
She graduated from Phoenix College with two certificates and an
associate degree in Family Resources and established BLOSSOM, LLC, a
life-skills coaching organization that assist victims of trauma, with
her daughters. Clorinda supported and encouraged single parents to
pursue higher education.
Clorinda was a loving wife, mother and nana that will be fondly
remembered for her love of life, dancing, people, a passion for the
outdoor adventures with her husband, and visiting/laughing with her
family. She was quick to begin a friendship anywhere she would go, she
knew no stranger.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Ruben Lozano; loving daughters
Cecilia Quiroz and Desiree (Anthony Sr.) Howard; stepson Adam Lozano;
grandchildren Kawika, Fernando Jr., Anissa, Briana, Arielle, Anthony
Jr., Xavier and Alivia; siblings Victor, Johnny, Lydia (Frank) Anaya
and Theresa (Frank) Benavidez; and four sisters-in-law.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Liboria Quiroz; son
Fernando Armijo Sr; sisters Yolanda Portillo, Irene Martinez and
Jennie Wahl; brothers Henry Sr. and Richard Quiroz.
Clorinda's life will be celebrated Wednesday, April 7, at San
Francisco de Asis Parish, 1600 E. Route 66 Flagstaff, AZ, with a
rosary at 10:00 a.m., a mass at 10:30 a.m. and burial will follow at
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Clorinda's name to
student scholarships at Phoenix College. For gifts via check, please
place Clorinda's name in the memo line and make the check out to
Maricopa Community College Foundation (MCCF). You can also make gifts
online via phoenixcollege.edu/waystogive. Select "PC General
Scholarship Fund #4071" in the scholarship designation, place
Clorinda's name in the memory/tribute section.
Clorinda's friends and family will love and miss her with fondly
cherished memories of her as their dancing queen.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at
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