12/18/1947 - 11/28/2015 Obituary
Jose B. Mondragon "Joe" was born December 18, 1947 in Bakersfield, CA and he went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 28, 2015 with his family by his side.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Irene Mondragon; daughter, Michelle Mondragon; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Lorene Mondragon and Louie and Kathy Mondragon; 11 grandchildren; and 8 brothers and sisters.
Joe is a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Korea. After being honorably discharged, he was a track welder for Union Pacific Railroad for 38 years. He was an active member and Deacon of Valley Baptist Church for many years. He loved his grandchildren dearly. He especially enjoyed treating them to ice-cream. He gave of himself continuously to show the love of his savior. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Basham Hopson Funeral Care (620 Oregon St.) and funeral services will be held at the Valley Baptist Church (Fruitvale Ave) Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery.
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Dec. 1, 2015
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