Luis R. Lievanos (Big Lou), passed away peacefully on May 7, 2016, at his home surrounded by his wife and children.
Lou was born January 23 1950, in Douglas, Arizona, to Luis and Lupe Lievanos.
As a child, Lou lived in Tucson, Arizona and attended local schools. He graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1968. He continued his education after receiving athletic scholarships for his baseball skills for playing first base from Arizona Western College and Grand Canyon College.
Lou married his college sweetheart, Pamela, April 18, 1970, and celebrated their 46th anniversary on April 18, 2016.
Lou devoted his professional life to helping disadvantaged children, first as a teacher's aide in a second grade classroom in 1970. In 2008, Lou retired from the Kern County Probation Department, having served as a juvenile corrections officer and background investigator. In his professional position, he was respected by many co-workers and juveniles under his supervision.
Big Lou was an avid golfer and lifelong Dodger fan. He also loved music of all genres. He spent his retirement going to Dodger games and concerts with his family and friends.
Big Lou is survived by his wife, Pamela as well as children Luis and wife Cindy, Alejandro and wife, Tabitha, daughter, Veronica and eight grandchildren, Sara, Audrey, Bradley, Mikayla, Michael, Grady, Grayson and Brooklyn.
Lou was loved and respected by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Nothing was more important to him than his children and grandchildren. He was so very proud of all of them.
Services will be held at Greenlawn Southwest on May 20th, 2016 at 1pm.
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