Jose Jesus Perez Sunday, April 23, 1950 - Tuesday, May 2, 2017
“Joe, Pepe, Papa Joe”
Tuesday May 2nd 2017, at the age of 67, Jose was called home to be with the Lord.
He was born to Cipriano and Francisca Perez on April 23, 1950 in Elgin, Texas and then moved to Santa Maria at the age of 6. He attended local Santa Maria schools and was a proud graduate of St Joseph High School, 1969. In 1971 he married the love of this life, his high school sweetheart, Stella. Soon they began their life and were blessed with 5 beautiful children, 3 daughters 2 sons.
Jose worked for over 40 years in the aviation industry while also caring for the grounds of the Temple Beth El for more than 30 years. He was a devoted and loving Husband, a firm but loving Father, a fun and loving Grandpa and Great Grandpa, Brother, Tio and Son. Jose is survived by his wife of 45 years Stella, his daughters Francine Araujo (Ray), Pauline and Christine, his sons Jose Jr and Mario, brothers Crespin (Zulema) of Fontana, CA, Sipriano Jr (Jenny), sisters Antonia Lopez and Janie Perez, all of Santa Maria. He had 16 grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, All of whom he loved with all of his heart.
Jose was preceded in death by his parents Cipriano and Francisca Perez, Sister Enriqueta Garza and her husband Frank and brother in law Sylvester Lopez.
Jose was loved by many and will be painfully missed but we find comfort in knowing someday we will see him again.
Services will be held at St Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with the Rosary on Tuesday May 9th at 6pm, Funeral Mass Wednesday May 10th at 9:30am with burial to follow at the Santa Maria Cemetery.