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Jose De Jesus Castaneda

1925 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Jose De Jesus Castaneda Obituary
Jose De Jesus Castaneda 1925 - 2012 Jess was born on October 21, 1925, in Garfield, New Mexico, but was raised in Mexico. He returned to the United States at the age of 21 with his wife, Maria, to raise their family. Dad, you and Mom always felt inadequate as parents and wished you could have done more for your children. Your children are loving, caring, God-fearing, and productive citizens in this great community. Inadequate parents you were not. Dad, you and Mom did the best you could with limited resources you had to draw upon. We cannot imagine being in your shoes and overcoming all the challenges that you and Mom had to endure. Dad, look at your children; you and Mom did just fine as parents. Our father recited the "Salvation Prayer" knowingly and coherently with Pastors Sylvia Lack and Angie Rodriguez; he made it right to God. Our dad continued to teach us about life in his own way, literally with his last breath. He left the earth on his own terms with pride, dignity, and bravery. We pray we will have his strength. Also, Dad, the guys at the gym nicknamed you "Hercules." They admired how you worked on your lawn and worked out at the gym with laughter and a smile, up to the end, while fighting cancer and the treatments. Love you, Dad. We miss Mom and we are going to miss you. Love you family. The family would like to embrace Benny Andrade for giving our dad the opportunity to excel in his talents with Pyrenees French Bread. Jess was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years in 2006. He is survived by his children, Sandra Harriet (Dale), Jess Castaneda, Henry Castaneda (Shelly), Bob Castaneda (Mely), Danny Castaneda, Angela Castaneda, and Irma Castaneda; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd. For condolences please visit www.greenlawnmortuaryandcemetery.com. Greenlawn Mortuary www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 25, 2012
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