Jesse Huerta, 64. longtime resident of Salinas, passed away after a brief illness. He was born May 19, 1948, in Mexico.
Jesse had proudly served in the U.S. Army and the Army Reserves. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus in Soledad. Jesse was the local owner and operator of "Jesse's Carpet Cleaning" here in the Salinas Valley for more than 18 years. He loved playing his guitar and singing in the church choir. He was a huge Beatles fan.
Jesse is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Graciela "Gracie" Huerta of Salinas; his daughter and fiance, Kathy Huerta and Lamon Hutchins; sisters, Maria Roman and Estella Quintero; brother, Lupe (Ines) Huerta; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family and friends also survive.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 1 to 9 p.m., with a Rosary recital at 7 p.m., all at Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas, CA 93905.
A Funeral Mass will take place Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10 a.m., at Madonna del Sasso Catholic Church, 320 E. Laurel Dr., Salinas, CA 93906.
Burial to follow services at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, 850 Abbott St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Arrangements entrusted to Healey Mortuary & Crematory, www.healeymortuary.com