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Carlos Gilbert "Chunky" Cervantes


1951 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Carlos Gilbert "Chunky" Cervantes Obituary
CARLOS "CHUNKY" GILBERT CERVANTES Age 64, passed away February 17, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Carlos was born December 10, 1951 in Corona, Ca. to Carlos V. Cervantes and Lydia Ramirez. Carlos' joy in life was his family, music, fishing and playing his guitar. He was a proud Marine. He received a college education in Correctional Science and Veterinary and Medical Assistances. He was a graduate of Corona Senior High Class of 1970. He was a Correctional Peace Officer at the California Institution for Men in Chino, Ca. from 1980 to 1987. When he relocated to Tulsa, he was employed as a Psychiatric Technician for the last eighteen years. Carlos was proud of his Chicano heritage and was a member of the Brown Berets in the 70's. Carlos was always sociable and had a way of drawing people to himself. He was respected and thought highly of by his family, friends and co-workers. Carlos was a born-again Christian. Carlos was preceded in death by his father Carlos "Chapo" Cervantes; his brother Richard Cervantes and sister Irma Ramirez. Carlos is survived by his wife Rosa Ramos of Tulsa; mother Lydia Ramirez of Corona; four sons: Ruben Cervantes of Corona, Carlos Cervantes of Grover Beach, Ca., Miguel Ramos of Tulsa and David Cervantes; two daughters: Rita Gerdes of Victorville, Ca. and Maria Castillo of Santa Maria, Ca. Carlos has four sisters: Irene Delgado, Gloria Rosas, Catherine Lopez and Mary Duarte. Carlos is survived by seven grandchildren. A memorial service at 11:00 a.m. will be held on March 10 at The Presence of the Lord Christian Church, 1655 E. Sixth St., Suite B-1, Corona, California. An inurnment will follow at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Ca.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 6, 2016
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