OBITUARY

Jose M. Quezada

January 29, 1939May 8, 2021
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Jose M. Quezada was born in Exeter California near Sequoia National Park, January 29th 1939. He grew up with his parents and many siblings in Lind Cove CA. in his younger years he learned about life on a farm and gained an appreciation for the railroad, which was where his father was employed. He graduated from Exeter Union High school and attended the College of the Sequoias.

In his early twenties he enlisted into the United States Army. He was a Quarter Master but also received training in basic firefighting and Chemical and Biological Warfare. He was assigned to various posts in Asia, North America and Europe. It quickly became clear that he had a special talent with languages. He was eager to enrich his understanding of each location and its people. This effort and ability to speak many languages was consistently recognized by his commanders as critical to his success. Among his awards he earned the Vietnam Service Ribbon with 5 service stars attached and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with a palm attached. He was said to be a pioneer in logistical concepts in which the Army utilized to modernize its supply chain in the years before he retired and since. He retired in 1983 having earned the rank of Master Sergeant (E8).

Jose M. Quezada will be remembered with love by his wife, Ursula Quezada and family members who reside in many states. He will also be fondly remembered by his many friends and neighbors. If you reside in our memories, you are ever near.

  • FAMILY

  • Ursula M. Quezada, Wife
  • Jose F. Quezada, Son
  • Natalie Schmitz, Daughter
  • Constanze M. Quezada, Granddaughter
  • Alexandra R. Quezada, Granddaughter
  • John E. Vargo, Grandson
  • Gwendolyn M. Schmitz, Granddaughter
  • Gabrielle N. Anderson, Granddaughter
  • Olivia Dalseme, Sister
  • Virginia Pires, Sister
  • Lupe Mestas, Sister
  • Mr. Quezada also leaves behind 4 great-grandchildren to cherish his memories.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 24, 2021

  • Vigil

    Monday, May 24, 2021

  • Graveside

    Monday, May 24, 2021

Memories

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Olivia Dalseme

May 23, 2021

He was my little brother Pepe. I was 5 years older and was frequently assigned to "take care" of him. That's what we did in those times. We lived through World War II, Pearl Harbor and the death of our beloved President Franklin D. Roosevelt. We grew up in the Central Valley of California, the food capital of the world. Our parents worked hard to maintain a home for us. We all worked hard on the little farm and later moved on to our own lives and careers, many of us working in the Federal Government. We are very proud of Pepe's contribution. Goodbye Pepe.

Louis Jose Mestas III

May 20, 2021

My Mother Lupe with older brother Jose Quezada

Louis J. Mestas III

May 20, 2021

Louis J. Mestas III

May 20, 2021

Louis Mestas III

May 20, 2021

Me and my Family were very Blessed to have the opportunity to visit my Uncle Jose "Tio Pepe" and Tia Ursula may these memories always be in our Hearts! Thanks be to God he is now with Our Lord Jesus Christ for eternity! We Love you Uncle Pepe!!

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Dad was proud of his father's work with the Southern Pacific Railroad. He is in the center picture with his father and siblings.

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Dad was proud of his father's work with the Southern Pacific Railroad. He is in the center picture with his father and siblings.

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Jose M Quezada married Ursula Quezada, December 13th 1963.

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