Lionel Joseph Azevedo Lionel Joseph Azevedo of Laton, California, passed away on Monday, July 28th at the age of 56. He was born to the late John and Lydia Azevedo on June 22, 1958 in Hanford California. Lionel graduated from Laton High School in June 1976. Lionel married his wife of almost 35 years Karen on August 24,1979. Lionel was employed by Hanford Elementary School District for 24 years. While working for HESD he continued to farm the family's walnut trees with his brother Johnny. He was a hard-working man who genuinely loved his family, friends, and co-workers. He is survived by his wife Karen, sons Nicholas and wife Kodie, Joshua and wife Sarah, and Tyson. Granddaughter Tagen, and grandsons Vance, Johnathon, and Travis. He is also survived by his sister Marlene Azevedo and his brother John Azevedo and wife Theresa. Niece Lucy Coelho and nephews Jason, Ryan, and Richard Azevedo with numerous great nieces and nephews. Viewing will be on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm with the Recitation of the Rosary at 6:00 pm at Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 20855 Fatima Avenue, Laton. Funeral mass will be on Wednesday, August 6th at 10:00 am at Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with internment to follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Laton, CA. Remembrances can be made in his name to the Laton Lions Club, 6345 Nares Avenue, P.O. Box 207, Laton, California 93242. Arrangements under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Aug. 2, 2014