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Jess 'Llejo' Desiderio Perez
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1911
Eddy County
New Mexico, USA
Death: May 11, 2004
Madera County
California, USA

Jess Perez passed away at the age of 93, after a brief illness. He was a resident of Madera since 1942. Jess or " Llejo" as he was known to his many friends, was a retired Sheep Shearer operating his own business for 40 years, taking his skills from sheep camp to sheep camp which dotted the Central Valley, pioneered by the Basque Immigrants who settled the area. Jess was a well respected man in their community, not only for his skills but also for the man he was. Jess filled his retirement years with helping others, whether it be driving others to medical appointments or taking food to the less fortunate. His life followed the "Golden Rule", he planned his time around what others needed. Like the shepherds we read of in the Bible, he looked out for his flock of many friends who relied on his assistance of which he so gladly gave. His death leaves a void, but his family is thankful for the full and healthy life which he enjoyed up until the time of his passing.

Jess was preceded in death by two wives, Juanita Samora Perez and Della Candia Perez, and by his sister Nina Deanda. He is the father of Sarah Sambueso and her husband Bruno of Madera, Eva Montoya and her husband Frank of Chiloquin, OR., Minnie Walsh and her husband John of Santa Fe, NM., and Mary Enriquez and her husband Joe of Bakersfield, CA. He is the beloved grandfather of Jason Sambueso, Frank Leroy Montoya, John Walsh Jr., Donna Herrera, Michelle Adams, Rose Mary White, Julio Enriquez, JoAnn Enriquez, and Della Enriquez. Also surviving are 21 Great Grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and by his many friends.

Visitation with a Vigil Service in Jay Chapel. Memorial Mass at St. Joachim Catholic Church, with interment in San Marcos Cemetery in Artesia, New Mexico.
San Marcos Cemetery
Eddy County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Row Walker
Record added: Jun 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14683890
Jess 'Llejo' Desiderio Perez
Added by: Row Walker
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Rest in peace, Jess.
- Row Walker
 Added: Jun. 22, 2006

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