01/14/54 - 04/04/13
Joe F."Pancho" LimÃ³n (Jose Francisco) passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Barbara from heart failure. He was born in Yahualica, Jalisco, México. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia. Pancho is survived by: his two children, Steven Ybarra and Jennifer (Hector) Valadez of Santa Barbara; grandsons Hector and Jesse Valadez; his parents, José and Maria Guadalupe LimÃ³n of Santa Barbara; three brothers, Raudel (Silbia) LimÃ³n, Jaime (Liz) LimÃ³n, and Javier LimÃ³n; and three sisters, Elvia (Francisco) Elias, Lulu (David) Wasserman, and Hortensia (Frank) Cruz. He is also survived by more cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles, than is possible to name here.
Joe graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1972. He and his wife were true "Dons" for life, celebrating many reunions with old friends. Pancho was employed for many years in the electrical trade, most recently as a journeyman electrician. He was also a proud member of the I.B.E.W. Local 413.
Pancho's greatest sense of joy came from being a part of a large family and having many friends. He will always be remembered as a loving and generous person. Pancho's big heart and awesome smile will be missed deeply. We will cherish all the memories we had with him. He is reunited in Heaven with the love of his life, Virginia, who recently passed away. May they together rest in peace. Que Dios los bendiga y que en paz descansen.
A Rosary, followed by viewing visitation, will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 7:15 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows at 10 AM Thursday, April 11, 2013. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary (805)569-2424 www.mcdermottcrockett.com