John Bernard Esponda III(1936 - 2012)

John Bernard Esponda, III 1936 - 2012 John Bernard Esponda, III, 76, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ, Son of God, on December 21, 2012. He was born January. 21, 1936 in Los Angeles, CA to John Bernard Esponda, II and Frances Esponda. John married Bobby Carroll Aug. 3, 1957. John worked at Three Way Chevrolet from 1959 to 1998 as an electronic mechanic. He became the proud father of Lisa Ann Johnice Esponda March 27, 1959. After retiring he traveled throughout the western U.S. attending his granddaughter's, Abriana Bookout Frith, equestrian competitions. In the spring of 2006 John found great pleasure in traveling to Washington state to help his grandson, Jeremiah Blaise Bookout, pioneer a family home. Visitation will be held December 26, 2012 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Doughty- Calhoun- O'Meara. Services will be held December 27, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at First Methodist Church, Stockdale and Montclair. Celebrating his memory is Bobby Carroll Esponda, wife of 55 years, Lisa Esponda Bookout, Gregory C. Bookout, Daughter and Son-in-law, Jeremiah Blaise Bookout and Elizabeth Christy Bookout, Grandson and Granddaughter-in-law, Rebekah Elizabeth Bookout and Aaron Jeremiah Bookout, Great Granddaughter and Great Grandson, Abriana Bookout Frith and Jack Ryan Frith, Granddaughter and Grandson-in-law. John's life motto was James 2:14-18 - What does it profit, my brethren if someone says he has faith, but does not have works, ....... Faith that does not show itself by good works is no faith at all. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Funeral Directors

Published in Bakersfield Californian from Dec. 25 to Dec. 26, 2012