Carmelo Julio Corona
July 16, 1926 – July 5, 2013
Carmelo Julio Corona, 86, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013, in Woodland. He was born on July 16, 1926 in Rio Hondo, Texas. Carmelo served in the army
from 1944 – 1946 and is a WWII
veteran. He was a farmworker all of his life along with all of his children.
Carmelo suffered from Parkinson's disease late into his life, which restricted him from doing many things. He is a natural outdoorsman and loved being in the sun and helping with yard work.
Carmelo was a migrator and has traveled to many states throughout his years for work and later resided in California to live the rest of his life. He was always moving from state to state working as a labor worker with all his family. He was known for his love of old western movies especially those with John Wayne. A Texas man at heart he would have lived in Texas with his wife if his children had let them. He was very proud of being a Tejano and very proud of his home state Texas. Having a dozen children, Carmelo has left a legacy in the Corona family and his name will carry on for generations to come. He loved all of his children and all of their children and taught them all how to truly love one woman, his late wife, Carmen Corona.
Carmelo is survived by his daughters Mary Corona, Helen Gonzalez, Susie Corona, Lucy Fernandez, Rosa Villa, Lupe Garza, Virginia Guerrero, all of California, and Meme Losoya of Texas; sons Martin Corona of Esparto and Jose Corona of Texas; 38 grandchildren; 85 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Carmen Corona, parents Antonio and Valentina Corona and his sons Jose and Frank Corona.
Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on July 18 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St. Burial will follow the mass at Sacramento Valley Veterans National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, with military honors. Father Frank Velasquez will be officiating the services. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Carmen's honor to HRCC Building Fund.