William "Billy" Jarvis Jr. was born in Nogales, Arizona, May 9, 1928. He entered eternal life on January 20, 2013 at the Veteran's Hospital in San Francisco, California. He was a long time resident of San Francisco, who loved sports, especially football and the Forty-niners.
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Billy was the son of William and Haydee Jarvis. His family moved to Deming in 1932, where his father established the business of the White House Café and Bar. Billy attended Deming Public Schools up to the eighth grade in Deming. He graduated from New Mexico Military School and attended college at the University of Colorado in Denver.
Upon receiving his degree in Business Administration, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in Germany. He also was an active member of the Army Reserves until 1967.
Billy returned to Deming and helped his father in the family business. He left Deming in 1963 when his father sold the business to Richard Sainz. He moved to San Francisco where he worked for many years in hotel and apartment management until his retirement from injuries he received during the last earthquake of San Francisco.
Billy was a member of the Knights of Columbus of the Catholic faith.
He was a kind and loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His family was very important to him. He was always willing to help and support any of his family members.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Jeannie, his grandson William, his sister Concha, and his parents William and Haydee.
He is survived by his twin daughters, Debbie and Judy, a son Michael and his youngest daughter Georgee.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Michele, Melissa, Jamie, Justin, Sarah, Katie, Ellie and Marley.
He is also survived by two great-grandsons, Jackson and Mason and many nieces and nephews.
A mass for Billy will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, at 10 a.m., on Saturday, February 16, 2013.
Published in Deming Headlight on Feb. 16, 2013