Beltran, Jr. , Jesus A Jesus A. Beltran, Jr. (Jess) of Carrollton, Texas passed away on January 4, 2014 at the age of 75. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on February 10, 1938 to Jesus Beltran Sr. and Aurora Beltran. He attended elementary and high school there. At the age of 16, he joined the Texas Army National Guard and served in the 36th Infantry Division for three years, and was honorably discharged. After graduating from High School, he joined the United States Air Force (USAF) and served for four years. After being Honorably Discharged from the Air Force, he moved to Dallas, Texas and worked at General Dynamics in Ft. Worth as an Aircraft Electronic Technician. In Dallas, he met and married Linda Paez. They were married for 52 years, and had three sons, Alex, Patrick (deceased), and Edward. Jess graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) with a BS Degree in Economics. He worked at Texas Instruments (TI) in Dallas for 37 years on many different Projects and Programs; first as an Engineering Technician and then as a Circuit Design Engineer. He later transferred to system Configuration Management, where he worked as an Engineering Configuration Manager for twenty years. He retired from TI and then went to work for Bell Helicopter in Ft. Worth as an Aircraft Configuration Manager. He retired from Bell Helicopter after 8 years. Jess was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and was in the Color Corps. He enjoyed doing aerobics at the Carrollton Sr. Center. He was a volunteer with the Carrollton Citizen's Patrol Alumni Association. He is survived by his loving wife Linda, sons Alex and grandson Bill; Edward and wife Ann, two granddaughters, Carmen and Mary; and one great grandson, Adam; brothers Armando Beltran and Roy Kaiser; nieces and nephews. In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the
. Family will recieve friends Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Rhoton Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10 am at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Farmers Branch, Tx.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 7, 2014