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Jose J "Pepe" Araiza
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1945, Mexico
Death: Mar. 26, 2009
El Centro
Imperial County
California, USA

age: 64 yrs 10 days


He was a great father and missed by his two children Joseph & Jennifer. In addition to his 7 grandchildren.


Jose "Pepe" Araiza, 64, of El Centro passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009.

He was born March 16, 1945 in Santa Ana, MX to Ignacio and Margarita Araiza. Jose was raised in Calexico, graduating in 1964 from Calexico High School. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army stationed in Munich, Germany from 1964-1967. He retired from the Imperial Irrigation District after 26 years of employment as a Generator Mechanic Supervisor.

Services will take place April 4, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 135 East Fourth Street, Calexico, CA. Father Gerardo Fernandez will officiate. He will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery immediately following Mass.

Pepe is survived by his beloved wife, Lucy Cortez Araiza of El Centro; sisters, Margie Araiza VanDecker and Ruth Araiza Perez-Rul; family who adopted him, Albert, Mart, Gloria, Charlotte, Armando, Frank, Rosemary and Connie Martinez; numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Pepe will be missed by many especially by Roger and Rosie Patterson, Armando and Irma Martinez, Marc and Myrna Manix, sister, Margie Araiza VanDecker and Petra Delgado, who were by his side during his short illness.

Published in Imperial Valley Press Online
from April 1 to April 3, 2009
Mountain View Cemetery
Imperial County
California, USA
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Dec 29, 2012
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Jose J Pepe Araiza
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 Added: Dec. 29, 2012

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