John F. Machado "Pops", 85 passed away on November 6, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Joe and Mary Machado on November 17, 1927 in Tulare, California. He had two sisters and 10 brothers.
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John lived in the Hanford area most of his life, working in the dairy and farming industry until he retired. He married Maxine Gilbert in 1953 together they had six children. John was a simple, kind, loving man, with a great sense of humor. For the last 15 years of Pops life his daughter Marcia and Son-in-law Dave opened their home and hearts to care for him. Pops spent his remaining 4 weeks at the Hacienda Health Care Facility where his daughter Cindy remained by his side providing comfort.
His wife Maxine preceded him in death in 1993, as well as his grandson Sean Ferris in 2009.
He is survived by his children; Cindy (Steven Mora), Marcia (Dave Allen), Kim (Gary Pippin), David Machado all of Hanford. Georgia (Ray Michell) of Montana, John Machado (Nora) of Oakdale. His grandsons; Tommy Stephens, Dustin Allen (Terri), Tanner Wilson all of Hanford, Page Pippin of Visalia, Sammy Machado of Oakdale. His great-grandchildren; Sasha, Shawna, Mishaelynn and Sierra Stephens, Lacy, Evan Allen and Raigan Gilmore. Two sisters; Mary and Lucille two brothers; Frank and Albert.
Pops was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. At last John and Maxine are together again.
Arrangements under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service.
Published in The Hanford Sentinel on Nov. 12, 2013