OBITUARY

Eduardo C. Machado

October 13, 1938March 20, 2021

On March 20, 2021, Eduardo, beloved husband, Dad, and Papi left this earth to meet our Lord. His life began in Chihuahua Mexico, the youngest of four children whom have all preceded him in death. He met his beloved wife Guadalupe (his Nana) in Juarez and began an everlasting love story. Years later, together with several young children, they left their homeland and eventually settled in Lamont California. Leaving all that was comfortable and familiar to them was a sacrifice they made in order to provide their children a home, an education, and boundless opportunities. As a child, Dad was a folklorico dancer and an athlete. He played baseball and soccer; and dreamed of being a boxer. As a husband, he was Nana’s protector and sole provider for the family. For many years and with his children he enjoyed playing in adult softball leagues, riding roller coasters, dancing, and time spent with family and friends. His children’s participation in sports, receiving the sacraments, and academic success made him proud. As he and Nana became empty nesters, they enjoyed taking road trips, attending sporting events, trips to the casino, and quiet time together. He worked tirelessly to provide for his wife and family. On his days off from Lamont Winery, he would gather up the family and together they worked the onion fields of Lamont & Arvin. After 25 years at Lamont Winery, he retired and pursued his dream of becoming a Barber. He opened Eddie’s Barber Shop in East Bakersfield in 2004 and after 18 years, he still had no plans to fully retire. He not only was a great Dad, he was an even greater and playful Papi. There was always laughter and fun when he was with his 44 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. He loved to joke with them, play pranks, and attempt activities they participated in; like sliding down a slip-n-slide at age 80. When the family was all together, he sometimes jokingly whispered to his Nana, “queria familia grande, pero no tantos; pongales numeros”. There is no doubt of God’s blessings on a good life; a life of perseverance, faith, love, and joy. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years of marriage, Guadalupe; his sons Eduardo, Alvaro, Juan, Galdino, Carlos, Fernando; his daughters Modesta, Olivia, Anita; and joins his daughters in eternal rest, Guadalupe and Martha. He also leaves behind his many sons and daughters in law, GRANDchildren, brother in law, nephews, nieces, cousins, godchildren, and compadres whom also brought great love and laughter to his life. And to his friends and clients of Eddie’s Barber Shop, you all made his dream a reality. The family is eternally grateful and will miss hearing all the shop stories. Descanse en Paz| De Colores| Forever 39 1/2

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Eduardo Z. Machado, Active Pallbearer
  • Alvaro Machado, Active Pallbearer
  • Juan Machado, Active Pallbearer
  • Galdino Machado, Active Pallbearer
  • Carlos Machado, Active Pallbearer
  • Fernando Machado, Active Pallbearer
  • Vincent Esquivel, Active Pallbearer
  • Steven Espinoza, Active Pallbearer
  • Jesse Machado, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Angel Rosales, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

Memories

Eduardo C. Machado

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Alvaro Machado

April 7, 2021

My grandfather (Papi)
By example, showed me how to always never stop thriving for more out of life. Growing up, I watched him be many things. I’ve got memories of all of us getting together to work the fields ( I was to young to work). Memories of all of us getting together to have fresh carnitas.
My grandfather went to school and learned auto body. Than he went to barber 💈 college. And we all know how that went.
My papi has so many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. And he was always there for anyone of us at anytime. I love you Papi thank you for always being there for me and all of us who need you.

Andrew Esquivel

April 7, 2021

Our Papi was a true role model for all of us and we will all miss him so so much. I loved telling stories about him and I won’t ever stop telling them. Rest in Paradise Papi 💙

Wendy Witt

April 3, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. We are sending prayers to all. My family adores your family and thanks you all for always making us feel welcomed. Your Papi was an amazing man and made a lovely family . May he Be dancing and singing in heaven. We will see him once again that we have been promised. Love you all God Bless
💕Wendy and Family

Alice Sanchez Zazueta

April 3, 2021

I’m so honored to have met your wonderful family He welcomed me with open arms I felt apart of the family I remember one Easter when he came and put an Easter confetti egg on my head cracked it before sprinkling it on me . But the most important day was when he and nana went to my moms funeral to support me and my family I will always treasure him god bless you all

Lee Olivarez

April 3, 2021

Viejo!!
My Papi was a great example of a man. He loved his wife dearly. He had unconditional love for his children, grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren. He was the hardest working man that never wanted to stop working. He had a great sense of humor and always loved to laugh and joke with everyone. He was always smiling. Never a dull moment with my Papi around. Most of all he gave us the gift of family. I couldn’t thank him enough for the life he gave us all. Life won’t be the same without Papi but life wouldn’t have been life if it wasn’t for him. I’m really going to miss my Papi and I am forever grateful to have had the greatest grandpa in the world.

Lorena Z Diaz

April 3, 2021

Thank you for making us laugh, taking all of your kids and us nieces & nephews to the drive-in on your station wagon. You were a great example to all of us. Hard working, loving uncle, funny, sweet, and kind. 391/2 forever.

Modesta Espinoza

March 29, 2021

Siempre en mi corazón Daddy. Gracias por ser un papá increíble.

Victor Zubiran

March 24, 2021

Tio just wanna say how truly you will be missed which is of course due to the love that I have along with many others have for u. Know that we all know you’ll still be close to us and with us cuz that’s jus the type of tio husband dad and papi u were. Last I just wanna thank u for all the love u gave and the memories u gave and shared with me and everyone else. I love u tio with all my heart and gonna miss u . Once again love u tio and thank u

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY