Basham Funeral Care - Bakersfield
3312 Niles St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 873-8200

Louis Sepulveda Barraza

1919 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Louis Sepulveda Barraza Obituary
Louis Sepulveda Barraza June 8, 1919 - September 11, 2013 Visitation for Louis Sepulveda Barraza will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (900 H Street) on Monday, September 16, 2013 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Louis is preceded in death by his children, Randy Barraza at 11 years of age and Edward Barraza deceased at birth. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Jessie Calvillo Barraza; son, Louis Barraza Jr. and his wife; son, Gregory Barraza Sr.; son, Carlos Barraza; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and his brother, Frank Barraza. Louis was the National Chairman of CSO, President from 1964 - 1965 and helped pass the Anti Poverty Program. He was also a member of Comite Mexicano de Beneficencia, Disabled American Veterans, the 107th Engineer Association, and the VFW Post 1468, Private Herold Brown Post. Louis was a successful entrepreneur, starting his own business Barr. Bros. in 1972. He was an avid bowler, loved doing yard work as his Rose Garden was very important to him. He also enjoyed BBQ's, bike riding, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Louis entered into the United States Army on September 10, 1941 and was honorably discharged on July 17, 1945, Grade Staff Sgt. of the 254th Battalion. He served in Ireland and England, and took part in WWII prior to the D-Day Invasion through The Battle of the Bulge. He was put in charge of the Recognizant Section of the 29th Infantry Division in the Marshalling Area for the invasion of D-Day. He was also attached to the French Armored Division and 13th Combat team. He took part in one of the last big battles, which was the Battle of the Bulge. He attended Engineers School in the Military, Bridge School on how to assemble a Bailey Bridge, Gas NCO and Fire Fighting School. Louis was awarded with the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, American Defense Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII, Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar and the World War II Victory Medal. He was loved by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 15, 2013
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