Edward Limon, "Lalo", 74, of Rancho Mirage, Calif., passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. Edward was born on December 22, 1938 in Indio, Calif., to the late James V. Limon and Lucy Solorzano. He was a devoted husband of 48 years to his wife, Blanca and a loving father to his three children and doting grandfather to his six grandchildren. He was also a beloved brother to eleven siblings. Edward graduated from Coachella Valley High School in 1958, attended Chaffey Community College and later served his country through the US Army as a communications specialist assigned to the Seventh Infantry Division in Korea. He married in 1965 and then proceeded to start his family while dedicating most of his life working alongside his father at Limon's Food Market in Thermal, Calif., until January 1997. Shortly, thereafter he joined Jensen's Supermarket where he worked until February 13, 2013. Edward's life revolved around his family, and it was when he was surrounded by family members that he was at his happiest. He was also an avid athlete who enjoyed running, cycling, and bowling and instilled his love of fitness to each of his children. He was also a talented pianist and he loved cars, especially Thunderbirds and Corvettes. Edward possessed an unsurpassed work ethic, and was committed to providing for his family until he could no longer physically work. He fought his disease with a vengeance and maintained a strong spirit to overcome adversities that affected his health. Edward's faith and strength inspired all who knew him. He was a hero in the eyes of many. He will be profoundly missed. Edward is survived by his wife, Blanca and their three children, Edward Jr., Andrea and Claudia; his six grandchildren, Forest, Connor, Mia, Victor, Stephanie and Lia; his mother, Lucy, seven sisters, four brothers and many other family members and close friends. A funeral mass will be held at noon on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at St. Louis Catholic Church, 68633 C Street, Cathedral City, Calif.
Published in The Desert Sun on Apr. 23, 2013