JULY 19, 1928 - FEB. 18, 2014
Jesus Melgoza, born to Eusebio and Antonia Melgoza on July 19, 1928 passed away on February 18, 2014 in Merced, CA at the age of 85. He was a fireman in Mexico City and also as a tailor until he moved to the Merced area and became a farm laborer. He was a cook for the farm laborers in the Bracero Program cooking for 250 workers. Jesus enjoyed spending time with his family especially with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved watching soccer on TV, he enjoyed travel, doing upholstery work, he was a great story teller with a great sense of humor.
He is survived by his 5 sons; Jesus Jr., Miguel, Raul, Robert and Eusebio Melgoza, 4 daughters; Martha Dominguez, Mary Lopez, Lucia Londoño and Elisa Melgoza, 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife; Elisa Melgoza in 2003, he parents one son; Reynaldo Melgoza and one grandson; Jose Melgoza.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 4-8PM at Wilson Family Funeral Chapel in Atwater with rosary at 6PM. Mass will be Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Merced with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Published in Merced Sun Star on Feb. 22, 2014