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Jose Luis Marquez also known as Coyote, 59, of El Centro, California passed away on July 4, 2020, of natural causes while on duty for the City of El Centro. He met his wife Maria Encabo in the third grade and married the love of his life, in 1981, who survives him today. Jose is also survived by his four children: daughter, Lucy (Freddy) Terrazas; son, Jose Luis (Jaclyn) Marquez Jr., son, Steven (Martha) Marquez and daughter, Rosemary Marquez. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren. Jose was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. Jose was born February 19, 1961 in Mexicali B.C. to parents Oscar Rodriguez and Mercedes Marquez. He has been a resident of El Centro since his naturalization in 1970. He attended schools in El Centro and worked for the City of El Centro for the last 13 years. Jose was predeceased by his father. Jose was known for his love of boxing, being a lowrider enthusiast, but most of all as a very proud family man. He inflicted his love of all three on all who knew him. Throughout his life Jose was a hardworking provider for his family and jack of all trades, he preferred spending free time with his wife, children, and grandchildren whenever possible; be it enjoying a cook out or playing live music on his drums along side his sons and brother, or simply just having his family together. Jose never missed an opportunity to tell his family how much he loved them. Jose was always there to help relatives and friends with whatever people needed from him. Jose was an unforgettable presence to be around with his timeless appearance, his humor, his wealth of knowledge of all things, but most of all for his wisdom and his kindness. Memorial service will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020, at 9 a.m. at the Hems Mortuary in El Centro with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

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Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2020.
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August 20, 2020
Our deepest condolences Maria. May he rest in eternal peace. Xo. :(
Jose Jesus Rodriguez
August 18, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Gracia Family
August 16, 2020
My deepest condolences go out to Chino and the Marquez family. God bless you during this difficult time.
Danielle Valadez
August 15, 2020
My condolences to Lucy and Chino and the Marquez Family during this difficult time. Stay strong and be safe.
Frankie Rodriguez
August 13, 2020
Maria and family may the Lord give you the comfort you and your family are needing at this time of your loss of your husband and father and grandfather Jose Marquez .he will always be remembered and never forgotten.kristina and kids Carlos Anthony David angel Gabriel Joseph and Annalisa..loss but never forgotten..RIP coyote.
Kristina Deanda
August 13, 2020
You will be truly missed Coyote
Rest in Paradise
Love you guys: Maria, Lil Lucy, Chino , Steven & Rosie
Adriana Wong
August 13, 2020
My deepest condolences to Maria Marquez and family. Not much can be said in sad moments like this which hits all by surprise. God be with you all. I know he is looking down at all of you. RIP Coyote.
NanC and Family
August 12, 2020
Thank God u got to see me graduate and take a picture with me with my diploma and I love you uncle can't believe ur gone so fast I miss you ur in a better place
Vincent Montez
August 12, 2020
To the Marquez family. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow and grief. Please stay strong for one another through these difficult times. Although I never met Mr. Marquez, I went through grade school and high school with Chino. Chino and I were in my dad’s 5th grade class together at Desert Garden. I remember my dad would always say that he has taught generations of family members. He would always remind me that he taught Mr. Marquez, Mrs. Marquez, and their son Jose.
Jason Quan
August 12, 2020
Lucy and Family,
Lucy I know how much you loved your Father. I know these passed weeks have been unimaginable. Remember to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. All the memories you have of your Father cherish ❤ them because noone can ever take those memories away from you.
God Bless you and Maria and the Family
Much Love always
Angela (Angie) Dees
August 12, 2020
My condolences Maria to you and your family. May God give you strength and comfort during these difficult time. God blessings
Linda Gardner
August 12, 2020
Dam Tio still cant believe your gone, but you won't be forgotten R'I'P TIO COYOTE
Benny (TOKES)
August 11, 2020
I will always remember you coyote
because,Maria will invite us to the partys and you would always offer me a beer no matter what party it was you were always talkin to me if I wanted something especially we grow up all of us together in the east side God bless you all throw these difficult times
Lupe Tabarez
August 11, 2020
Our condolences. May God wrap his arms of comfort around you all.
August 11, 2020
I will always remember your husband especially when we got invited to the partys and he would always ask me if l want a beer l know it will be very hard for you and your family especially you, You both grow up together had kids,grandkids, God be with you all throw these difficult times
Lupe Tabarez
August 11, 2020
You will be missed Mr Marquez!
May you Rest In Peace
My condolences to Maria, Jose Jr (Chino), Lucy, Steven & Rosie
Love you guys❤
Christina (Chicken) Cardenas
August 11, 2020
My condolences to Maria and his children. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.
Margie Lopez
August 11, 2020
God Bless the Marquez family in these trying times, may he Rest with God.
Oscar Gonzalez
August 11, 2020
Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever. You will be truly missed!! Love you guys!!
Ivan & Lizeth Murillo
August 11, 2020
Love and miss you dad.
Jose Marquez
August 10, 2020
I love u dad.
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