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Vicente B Jasso

Birth
Presidio, Presidio County, Texas, USA
Death 6 Nov 2012 (aged 87)
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 100339168 · View Source
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Vicente B. Jasso, age 87, resident of Albuquerque since 1991, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 after a two year battle with cancer. Mr. Jasso was born in Presidio, TX in 1925 and during World War II, was drafted into the service while still in high school. Vicente joined the United States Navy and was assigned to the Heavy Cruiser, USS Wichita, (CA-45) as a lookout. While aboard the USS Wichita, Mr. Jasso, along with 900 other sailors, participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign in the Pacific Theater, conquest of Okinawa, Saipan, Guam and in the biggest naval battle in history, the 4 day, non-stop Battle of Leyte Gulf. The Wichita also escorted two hospital ships into Nagasaki Harbor to repatriate troops after the end of the war and assigned to the occupation of Japan. These abhorrently violent sea battles of the war left an indelible scar on him. After an honorable discharge from the United States Navy, Mr. Jasso finished high school and earned a BBA Degree in International Business at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. Following a time in Texas, Mr. Jasso returned to New Mexico to help on the family farm in Loving, NM. Vicente soon went to work at the Carlsbad Argus newspaper as an Editor. After encouragement from Managing Editor, Mr. Jasso took a job with the State of New Mexico in the Department of Insurance where he worked his way up and was appointed Deputy Superintendent in 1961 and subsequently, State Superintendent in 1981. During his tenure he championed for the rights of the consumer helping countless citizens with gridlocked insurance issues. He retired from the department after 33 years of loyal service. Mr. Jasso was also a member of many fraternal organizations and civic clubs including VFW #2951, G.I. Forum, American Legion, Elks Club, El Club Peralta, (Spanish Toastmasters) and PERA Retirees Association, Chapter 21. Vicente was preceded in death by his parents, Maximiano and Manuela Jasso, brothers, Nieves Jasso and Benito Jasso and sisters, Isabella Jasso, Lourdes Peña and Mary Hernandez. Mr. Jasso is survived by his wife of 34 years, Julie and daughters, Glenda Porter and her husband, Gary and granddaughter, Loren of Edmonds, WA, Carmella Jasso and granddaughters, Gabrielle and Adreanna of Santa Fe, sons, Vicente B. Jasso Roybal and grandsons, Keshav and Vilas of El Rancho and Thomas Goodman and granddaughters, Rebecca and Jessica of Livermore, CA, sister, Maria Magdalena Ortiz of Grandfalls, TX, his first wife, Prescilla M. Roybal and numerous nieces and nephews. The Rosary will be recited on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at French - Westside, with visitation beginning at 4:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd NW. Interment will take place on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:45 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery.


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  • Created by: P Barela
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100339168
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vicente B Jasso (10 Apr 1925–6 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100339168, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by P Barela (contributor 46573401) .