Joe Medeiros was born April 17, 1935 in the Azores Islands. Joe came to the United States at the age of 26. He then worked to bring both this father and mother, Manual and Florinda Medeiros to the U.S, along with his eight other siblings.
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Joe worked at the Placer Fruit Exchange where he met his wife, Helen Carmack, and later had two children: Keith and Karol. Joe worked for the Western Placer Unified School District where he had various jobs for the school which included: bus driver, shop maintenance worker, then ended his career as the Superintendent of Maintenance.
He married Helen Carmack in 1967 and they had spent many happy years together dancing, traveling, and spending time with family at Dillon's Beach.
After Helen's passing, Joe found love again with Marian Peek. They shared almost ten amazing years together, where they have traveled the world and enjoyed life with one another. Fishing in Alaska was always one of their favorite things to do.
Joe has been known as "Papa Joe" to many but especially to his six grandkids: Karlie, Macie, Rebecca, Kera, Bella, and London.
He coached various soccer and baseball teams within the community.
Joe spent his "Retirement" coaching the L. C. Arsenal's soccer team from the sidelines, getting kicked out of many different games for offering the referees his glasses, and helped out the Lincoln High School Farm every chance he had. Joe also enjoyed many fishing trips to Alaska.
He is survived by: his wife Marian, his four sisters, three brothers, two children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. With his new marriage he also gained five step- children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
The Service and Celebration of Life for Joe Medeiros will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the McBean Park Pavilion at 6:00 p.m.
If you have any questions or would like to know how you can help out the family, please contact, Diane Wall at 916-835-2037.
In lieu of flowers for his service, we are asking that you donate to The Lincoln FFA Farm program instead, which is what he would have wanted. He worked, donated his time, "taught" many life lessons, and helped out at the School Farm in any way he could until the day he died. The Lincoln FFA Farm was his pride and joy.
Published in Auburn Journal from May 8 to June 7, 2014