Octavio Murrietta Armendariz

December 17, 1929March 12, 2014

Octavio (Tavo) Murrieta Armendariz passed away March 12, 2014 surrounded by his devoted family. He was born in Brawley, California on December 17, 1929 and was one of nine children. He lived a life of strength, determination and was always ready to lend a helping hand to others in need. He instilled a tremendous work ethic into the lives of his beloved children and grandchildren. He set an example for all to follow. For many years he owned and operated the Armendariz Liquor’s and Keg Liquor Stores in Delano. His pride and joy was being able to know and love his 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Octavio (Tavo) is survived by the love of his life his wife Alice B. Armendariz, his sister Gloria A. Vasquez of Los Angeles and brothers Guadalupe (Lupe) of Baja California and Enrique (Henry) Armendariz of Los Angeles. He leaves behind his children, son Art (Bonnie) Armendariz of Delano, daughter Irma (Steve) Armendarez of Bakersfield; daughter Rita (Richard) Gonzalez of Delano; son Octavio David (Elvia) Armendariz of Bakersfield; 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Mercedes Armendariz; his brothers Gerardo (Jerry), Miguel (Mike), Francisco (Frank), Manuel and Jesus (Jess) Armendariz and his son-in-law Steve Armendarez. There will be a visitation held at Delano Mortuary; 707 Browning Rd., Delano, CA 93215 on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 7:30 am - 9:30 am followed by a 10 am Rosary and Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 1015 Clinton St., Delano, CA 93215. Pallbearers are: Henry Mendoza, Chris Armendariz, Matthew Armendariz, Ben Armendariz,; A.J. Gonzalez, Michael Armendariz, Richard Gonzalez, and Ryan Gardea. Honorary Pallbearers are: Vicki Perez, Monica Ward, Veronica Hanna, Sarah DelRio, Lisa Armendarez, Rebecca Gonzalez, Allison Recio, and Laura Gonzalez. The Armendariz family would like to give special thanks to Octavio’s care givers Claudia, Brenda and Maria. They were so helpful in his last days. We would also like to thank the staff at Hoffman Hospice of Bakersfield and the staff at the Delano Skilled Facility for their kindness and dedication to our Dad and his family.

Services entrusted to Delano Mortuary, a Dignity Memorial provider.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Linda Armendariz

June 13, 2014

It's been almost 2 months now that you left. Think about you all the time. Everyone misses you so. But I bet you, my dad, uncles Jess, Mike and Beto are having one heck of reunion...and card game. Stephanie had a beautiful ceremony. Know you were there in spirit. Love you Tio!

Tim, Josie, TJ and Brianna Moreno

March 20, 2014

Our deepest condolences to all of the Armendariz family.

Linda Armendariz

March 19, 2014

My beloved Tio've always known my love for you was as a father and you have always treated me as a daughter. I too have so many memories that I will treasure deeply seeded in my heart. What a jokester you have always been...missing you.

Carol Fuchs

March 18, 2014

Our family offers our deepest sympathy for the loss of your great Dad, Husband, Grandpa, Uncle, Brother and friend. His great support and positive spirit will be greatly missed.
Love, Carol Fuchs and family

Jessie Armendaris, Kline

March 17, 2014

Our Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your ( Husband,Dad,Granddad,Uncle Octavio ). May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and the days ahead. Knowing there is one more angle above us.

Love, Gloria Arroyo and family
Jessie Kline and family
Henry Jr and Sr.

Anita Onaindia

March 15, 2014

What a great man Tavo was. My father loved Tavo. Dad would always buy his La Opinion from him. My father enjoyed and benefited from Tavos friendship. Tavos kindness, hard working ethics, love of his family and his humor all were what my father cherished about him everytime he went into Tavos store. God bless this man and his amazing family. Heaven has benefited from these two men. A huge loss for all of us though.

Allison Armendariz Recio

March 15, 2014

Love you Grandpa, be nice up there!