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Johnny "Blue" Villalovos


11/18/1938 - 06/18/2014 Obituary
Johnny "Blue" Villalovos Obituary
Johnny was born in a Buttonwillow farmhouse to Mickey and Ellis Villalovos on November 18, 1938. He went to the local schools and graduated from Bakersfield High School.
Johnny's love of music was encouraged as a child when he was given a guitar that was longer than he was tall. He later began singing with the Williams family who lived across the street from his childhood home. A few years later his great talent led him to work with the likes of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and many other noted musicians. He also traveled extensively throughout the United States, Alaska and Europe with various groups and while in the Army. Johnny had such a wonderful, God-given talent for the piano and singing and had ease of entertaining. If you requested it, he could play it: Sinatra, Bennett, Cumbias, Country, Jazz, Blues or Swing. He probably had a thousand songs swirling around in his head.
He leaves behind to mourn his loss, his wife, Patricia, of Arvin, 4 sons: Anthony and (Elizabeth) of Albuquerque, NM; Michael of Freeport, TX; Frankie of Bakersfield and John of Arvin. Also 2 sisters, Betty (Pete) Gonzalez of Shafter, CA; and Sally (Larry) Oswalt of Newhall, CA; 17 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; 1 nephew, 4 nieces, cousins and a multitude of friends and fans.
Recitation of the Rosary will be on Wednesday, June 25th at 6 p.m. at Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Church Thursday, June 26th at 9 a.m.. An Interment will be on Monday, June 30th at 10:45 a.m. at the Bakersfield National Cemetery.
Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara
Funeral Directors
Published in Bakersfield Californian on June 24, 2014
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