Lupe Serratos

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Lupe Richard Serratos
November 6, 1930 - December 31, 2016
Lupe Richard Serratos (November 6, 1930 - December 31, 2016). Lupe, surrounded by his loving family, passed away peacefully at West Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.
Lupe was born in Elmore, MN, to Jesus and Elena Serratos; the eighth of twelve children. His family eventually settled in Idaho in the late 1930's. Lupe grew up in Nampa, ID, and attended Caldwell High School. He joined the United States Navy in March 1949 and proudly served on the USS Missouri until 1950. Soon after leaving the service, he met Ruth Lemrick at the roller skating rink in Nampa. They married January 27, 1951, in Homedale, ID, and started their life together in Melba, ID. They ultimately established their permanent home in Wilder, ID, where they raised their three children, Linda, Vicki, and Rick.
Lupe started out working as a custom harvester for many farmers in the Wilder area before moving on to Simplot as a mechanic. He took a job with Morrison-Knudsen Locomotive where he worked until his retirement due to injury.
Lupe enjoyed many years camping with Ruth, their children, and grandchildren at Cascade, ID. During their retirement, Lupe and Ruth spent 17 winters in Yuma, AZ, where they made many friends and memories. Lupe took great pleasure in being a regular attendee at the College of Idaho football and basketball games. Those who ever met Lupe were left with a fond memory and a lasting impression. Lupe never met a stranger and said anyone could be a friend. He was beloved by many and will be dearly missed.
Lupe is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth, his daughters, Linda Burnett and Vicki DeGeus Morris, and his son, Rick (Karen) Serratos, all of Caldwell. He was especially proud of his grandchildren, grandsons Jeremy (Angela) Elliott, Brad (Heather) Watkins, Matthew (Leslie) Elliott, Jason (Michelle) Serratos, and Randy (Jessica-Josephine) Serratos, his granddaughter Jennifer Watkins, and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Helen (Vern) Johnston, of Nampa. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Raymond Serratos, Ralph Serratos, Clara Serratos, Eli Serratos, Mary Duran, Jessie Gibson, Carmen Bond, Art Serratos, Frances Foreman and Ted Serratos, as well as a granddaughter, Stephanie Elliott.
Funeral services are under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel 624 Cleveland Blvd Caldwell. A rosary will be held at 5:00pm on Sunday, January 8th at Flahiff. The funeral service will be held at 10:30am, Monday, January 9th, at Our Lady of the Valley, Catholic Church in Caldwell. A graveside service will be held at a later date in the spring. Condolences may be left at


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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Jan. 5, 2017
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