Joe Balderama, 67, passed away on Feb. 15, 2014 at his home in Biggs, CA surrounded by his loving family.
Born to Jose & Basilisa Balderrama in Salinas, CA on May 5, 1946, Joe grew up in Yuba City.
Joe was a Vietnam Veteran and proudly served his country. He was active in the VFW, American Legion and was appointed to the Selective Service Board.
Joe graduated from CSU Chico in 1989 and ultimately went to work there. He loved working with the students as an Advisor for EOP, NAK Fraternity and MEChA. He was always available for his students.
Joe was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Joe loved working outside, traveling the USA and spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife Vicki; children Dhawnita, James (Puanani), Cameron (Sarah), Carrie (Dave), & Alan (Jamie); nine grandchildren & a large extended family.
Please join us for a Celebration of Joe's Life on March 8th at 11:00 at the Veterans Hall in Gridley.
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Published in Appeal Democrat from Feb. 22 to Mar. 2, 2014