Don Mesa stands behind his mother’s grave on Memorial Day. MCR/Emily Black/File Photo
Kingman

Making the Best of Memorial Day

Don Mesa stands behind his mother’s grave on Memorial Day. MCR/Emily Black/File Photo

KINGMAN — 81-year-old Don Mesa visited his mother on Memorial Day.

Mesa took the opportunity to care for his mother’s grave yesterday.

“She was born here in Kingman,” said Mesa.

Her name was Sally Covarrubias Mesa Higgins, and she was born March 5, 1920. She passed away on February 13, 2003.

“My grandfather worked on the Santa Fe Railroad,” said Mesa.

“My family is part of the pioneers of Kingman, and I’m just here to clean up her grave and come visit her this weekend.”