Jesse Molina Alvidrez November 15, 1931 - September 25, 2013 Jesse was born 1931 in Buttonwillow CA, where he lived until entering the US Air Force in 1951. During his service he achieved the rank of Airman First Class, Awarded Korean SVC Medal, UN SVC Medal, National DEF SVC Medal and a Medal for Good Conduct. Completing his service, he returned home to live in Buttonwillow. Jesse enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and friends; attending air shows, fishing and camping on the coast. Most who knew him will account his willingness to participate in good conversation. Jesse took great pride in serving as the commander for the American Legion post 674 in Buttonwillow. He was honored to help assemble the flags for national holidays and in the annual Farm Festival parade. Jesse was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Nellie Alvidrez, Son Jesse, Brothers Henry and Frankie and Sister, Betty. Survived by; brothers and sisters, Lupe, Joe and Chila, Antonia, Connie, Val and Charlotte, Tony and Julia, Johnny and Bertha, and Anita. Children; Ruthie, Abel and Jill, Susan, Robin and Jenny, and Lori. Grandchildren ; Zachary, Jason, Megan, Joshua, Marley, Carson, Tyler, Christopher and numerous nieces and nephews.Dad, we will love and miss you always.Visitation; Tuesday October 1st, 1pm-5pm at Mission Family Mortuary, 531 California Ave.Mass and funeral services; Wednesday October 2nd, 10am at St. Francis Parish 900 H St. Graveside services immediately following at Bakersfield National Cemetery, Reception; 1pm American Legion Hall 2020 H St. www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Mission Family Mortuary
531 California Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Published in Bakersfield Californian from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2013