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Rafael (Don Bico) Topete

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Rafael (Don Bico) Topete Obituary

Don Bico passed away on August 31, 2015 at the age of 87. Bico was born on July 6, 1928 in San Pablo/Atenguillo Jalisco Mexico, immigrated to the United States in 1968 at the age of 40 and has been a Yuba-Sutter resident for the past 47 years where he worked as a farm laborer for several local growers.

Bico is survived by his wife Abigail Topete of Live Oak, son Hugo Topete of Yuba City, daughter Martha Topete of Live Oak and son Alfredo Topete of Live Oak. He had five grandchildren Ezekial Topete, Tino Topete, Andres Bogorquis, Phoebe Topete and Meadow Topete. Don Bico leaves behind three brothers, three sisters and is preceded in death by his parents Mariano and Rosario Topete, brother Isidoro Topete, sister Rafaela Curiel and son German Topete (G-Man).

A viewing and rosary will be held at Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City on Thursday, September 3, 2015. Viewing will be from 4:00pm to 6:30pm and rosary will start at 6:30pm.

A Catholic mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Live Oak on Friday, September 4, 2015, at 10:00am. Burial will follow at the Live Oak Cemetery.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Sept. 3, 2015
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