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José Guadalupe Carreón


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José Guadalupe Carreón Obituary

José Guadalupe Carreón, 92, died Friday morning on May 27, 2016, in Sacramento, CA.

Born November 15, 1923, in Rancho La Boquilla, Jalisco, Mexico to Isabel Carreón and Basilia Gáeta, he was a retired farm worker, who prided himself and was known for his dedicated, strong work ethic, and who believed that "The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat." (2 Thess. 3:10). He left school after the third grade to help his father farm in Mexico.

After several work excursions in Texas, California and the northwest beginning in 1951, he brought his family to California hoping for a better, more permanent existence. A single father, he brought his then seven children from Momax, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Yuba City, CA in July of 1968. Papa Lupe lived in Yuba City until moving with his wife, Maria, to Sacramento in 2013. An avid gardener, who always found time to grow a garden no matter how small the space, "Papa Lupe" passed on his strong work ethic to his nine children, instilling in them the value of an education and appreciating all of God's gifts.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Cruz, and his nine children, Maria del Refugio (Cuca), Guillermina, Otilia, Leticia, Herminia, Ruben, Ramiro, Mario and Irma. Papa Lupe is also survived by his 24 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren, to whom he always shared his genuine affection and love.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Francisco and a sister, Isabella.

A viewing is scheduled for June 1, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Mortuary in Sacramento, followed by a rosary at 6:00 p.m. Papa Lupe's life will be celebrated with a Catholic mass/funeral at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Yuba City at 10:00 a.m., on June 2, 2016. A Christian burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in Sacramento at 10:00 a.m. on June 3, 2016.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on June 2, 2016
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