Agustin - Arteche

September 8, 1923October 8, 2010

Agustin was born in Iruita, Spain. He was the youngest of 4. He lost his mother at the age of 10 and was raised by his older sister. He came to Wyoming in his twenties and was a sheep herder. He married Maria Micheo on August 24, 1961 and left Spain permanently to live in California. They were married for 49 years. He has three children, Frank, Gus and Mary, and 3 grandchildren, Taylor 10, Lauren and Logan Gerard 4. Agustin played handball most of his life, it was his passion. And he was good. He played often at the Chino Basque Club/La Puente. His family traveled with him to watch him play in Bakersfield and Elko many times. Most Sunday mornings you could find him at the Basque Restaurant in Chino at their handball court. Agustin was also good at fixing things. He enjoyed working around the house. Agustin was a good father and husband, he was a family man. He enjoyed his kids. He was kind and understanding. He was also a good friend, he had many friends in the basque community. Agustin worked at Farmer John for over 24 years. He was a hard working man and always took pride in his work. He was also a strong willed basque man.

Arrangements under the direction of Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary, Downey, CA.



  • Rosary Monday, December 13, 2010
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, December 14, 2010


  • Luncheon

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Casa Oteizenea

December 30, 2010

La familia Micheo - Oteiza celebrará una misa por su eterno descanso el domingo 2 de diciembre a las 10 de la mañana, en la parroquia Santa Catalina de Legasa.

Casa Oteizenea

December 30, 2010

La familia Micheo-Oteiza celebrará una misa por su eterno descanso el domingo día 2 de Enero a las 10 de la mañana, en la parroquia Santa Catalina de Legasa.

Oscar Figari

December 14, 2010

Mi mas sentido Pesame a la Familia Arteche, we have to remember all the good times you had with Agustin and remember he is in a Place with God
God bless all the Family
Oscar and Kathy Figari

Hernandez Family

December 13, 2010

Our prayers are with all of you.

Your Friends
Ernie, Lisa, Cheyenne & Hannah Hernandez

December 12, 2010

Un fuerte abrazo a toda la familia.

Ánimo tía, esperamos veros pronto en Legasa.

Vuestra familia de España.

Jorge y María

Burkhardt Family

December 11, 2010

Our deepest condolences to the Arteche and Gerard Family. Agustin had a great life and has a beautiful family. It is time now to celebrate his wonderful life. May god's strength help you during this difficult times in your lives as he is now at peace with God.

Giangreco Family

December 11, 2010

Our deepest symapthy goes to Tia, Frank, Gus and Mary. We have the fondest memories growing up with the family and Tio was a large part of that. His loving nature and kind spirit will be missed here on earth and heaven will now be a better place with him in it. May God Bless him and his family.

Diana & Juan Zuazola

December 11, 2010

Mari­a Jesus:
Sentimos mucho la perdida de Agusti­n. Un fuerte abrazo a ti, tus hijos y nietos,
Diana y Juan Zuazola.
Agustin, Bakean atseden.

Graciarena Family

December 10, 2010

Our condolences to Tia Maria Jesus, Javier, Gus and Mary. Tio Agustin came to this country with little, but with hard work and perserverence he achieved great success. He was a loving and generous husband and father. I remember lively discussions with him about current events and even though we were from different generations we shared a lot of similar opinions. We'll miss you Tio.

December 10, 2010

A perfect example of a hard working family man. You will be missed Tio! Thanks for the wonderful warm memories.