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Isaac Orosco Monsibais Sr.

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Isaac Orosco Monsibais Sr. Obituary
Isaac Orosco Monsibais Sr "Chicharro" November 10, 1929 - April 5, 2013 For us, our Father's story began in a community called Jimtown. It existed until a freeway was built through it where Whittier, CA is located today. Our Grandparents, Braulio and Angelina Monsibais, settled in Bakersfield and established a small tortilla factory called La Loma Tortilleria, "Call FA - 50809." Pop met our loving mother, Clara Ramirez, when she lived with her family in a big house near Jefferson Park. They were married and began to raise a family of nine children. We remember growing up with so many aunts, uncles and cousins, the smell of tortillas cooking in all the houses on the corner of Height St. and Berger. Pop began a long career in the construction industry, traveling all over California forming long lasting friendships with many contractors and co-workers. His stories of these times contained colorful nicknames of crew members and their impossible accomplishments, earning him two retirements, one with Laborers Local 220 and his longest one with Operating Engineers Local 12. His pride in his work and strong work ethic passed on to us no matter what path we chose. Pop was preceded in death by his first wife, our loving Mother Clara Monsibais, his youngest Daughter, Irene Lyna and most of his siblings. He is survived by his present wife Rosario Monsibais, children, Isaac Jr. and Nancy, Fred and Maria, Gilbert and Alicia, Manuel and Corinne, George and Lisa, Jerry and Sherry, Roy and Arlene, Camille Renee and Donta, special granddaughter Andrea, and two brothers, Uncle Alex and Aunt Angie, Uncle David and Aunt Bertha and so many wonderful nieces and nephews and many more loved ones. His tradition of giving colorful nicknames continued with his 38 grandkids, 73 great grandkids and 5 great great grandkids, we will never forget how well they fit. With a large and loving family comes a large loss, but Pop would have wanted us to carry on. God was in his heart, his church was his backyard and his faith was in his family's love. His legacy of honesty, doing a job right the first time, love for his fellow man and a fresh caught fish with a friend like Henry, was his reward. He will live on in all of us. Our father passed as he chose, very peacefully with loving family and friends by his side at Memorial Hospital early Friday morning, April 5th. Our family thanks GEMCare, Dr. Kakarla for his kind truths, caring nurses Laura and James for allowing the huge outpour of love, stories, laughter and tears during his short stay, again Thank You All. Services begin Thursday April 11th, viewing at 9 a.m., Chapel at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93306. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Apr. 10, 2013
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