AGUSTIN GALVAN JARDON
May 5, 1929 - May 28, 2013
Agustin Galvan Jardon, beloved brother, father, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather "Tata Pico", lost his battle to cancer and passed away peacefully in his home on the morning of May 28, 2013 surrounded by family.
Agustin was born in Sinton, Texas in the County of San Patricio on May 5, 1929 where he lived and grew up with his 11 brothers and sisters. On December 11, 1952, Agustin joined the US Army and shortly after was sent to battle in the Korean War (1953). Agustin served his country faithfully and earned his rank of Sergeant during Army Infantry battle. He initially moved to Westmorland, CA in 1956 and eventually settled and began a life and family of his own in Brawley, CA. He worked 35 years as a heavy equipment operator for US Gypsum.
He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Tomas Sr., and Maria G. Jardon as well as his brothers and sisters, Guadalupe, Faustino, Tomasa, Carlota, Juanita, Jose, Esperanza, Consuelo, Tomas Jr., and Jesus Jardon, all of Texas.
Agustin is survived by his love and companion of 37 years, Ignacia "Nacha" Castaneda, brother Anulfo Jardon of Texas, son Tony Escalera and wife Sonia, daughter Mary Jane Rodriguez and husband Arthur, son, Epifanio Jardon and wife Rosemary, daughter Linda Nunez and husband Johnny, son Agustin Jardon Jr. and wife Sylvia, daughter Terry Reyes and husband Eric, daughter Ramona Fernandez and husband Manuel, daughter Gloria Avila and husband Richard, daughter Esmeralda Villalobos and husband Richard, and stepchildren, Hortencia, Guadalupe, Ignacio, Luis, Arturo and Fernando Castaneda, as well as numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends he considered family.
Agustin was a true Texan and American Patriot. He enjoyed the small things in life as well as fishing, dancing, Tejano music, and vacations to his home town Texas with family. He lived a glorious 84 years of life full of love, laughter and friendship. He was known for his witty sense of humor and his one-liners. He could brighten your day with just the sound of his voice. Agustin was no stranger to those who had the privilege to know him because he welcomed all with open arms. He loved to boast about the accomplishments of his children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. Agustin made many wonderful memories traveling the world and enjoyed life to the fullest. He leaves his family with a legacy of faith, love, and hope for the future.
Agustin G. Jardon now rests in eternal peace with our Lord and Savior. His family will always remember him as their heart and soul, and true American Hero.
A wake and rosary services will be held at Frye Chapel on Thursday June 13, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Agustin lived a life in pride for his country for he was a Veteran of our Armed forces, so therefore it is only fitting that the family wishes to put him to rest on National Flag Day. A mass will be held in honor of Agustin on Friday June 14, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 620 S. Cesar Chavez St., Brawley, CA and Father Jorge Moreno will officiate. Military graveside services will immediately follow the mass at Riverview Cemetery.