Jose "Joe" Tello

October 21, 1927March 8, 2018
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Jose "Joe" Tello, age 90, of Fillmore, California passed away on Thursday March 8, 2018. Jose was born October 21, 1927 in Texas.

Jose worked for High Rise Construction for 25 years and enjoyed camping, gardening, RV'ing and exploring the United States.

Jose is survived by; his beautiful wife of 64 years Irene Tello, sons Donald Lee Tello (Natalie), Michael Tello (Diane), daughter Cynthia Tello Enriquez (Felipe Enriquez), son David Tello (Ofelia). 11 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.

Jose is preceded in death by; his parents Juan and Irene Tello, Brothers Juan and Mauro, Sister Eva, Grandchildren Katie and Andrea Tello and Daughter-in-law Diane Tello.

A visitation for Jose will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM with Rosary at 6:00 PM at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, 600 Central Ave, Fillmore, CA 93015. A funeral mass will occur Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Francis of Assisi, 1048 Ventura St., Fillmore, CA 93015. A graveside service will occur Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM at Bardsdale Cemetery, 1698 S. Sespe St., Fillmore, CA 93015. A burial will occur at Bardsdale Cemetery, 1698 S. Sespe Street, Fillmore, California 93015.

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  • Irene Guevara Tello, Spouse
  • Donald Lee Tello, Son
  • Michael Tello, Son
  • Cynthia Tello Enriquez, Daughter
  • David Tello, Son
  • Natalie Taylor Tello, Daughter-in-law
  • Diane Barrow Tello, Daughter-in-law
  • Felipe Enriquez, Son-in-law
  • Ofelia Vasquez Tello, Daughter-in-law
  • Katie Tello, Grandchild
  • Andrea Tello, Grandchild
  • Aaron Tello, Grandchild
  • Gabriel Enriquez, Grandchild
  • Stephanie Carpenter Enriquez, Grandchild
  • Rebecca Enriquez Morton, Grandchild
  • Daniel Morton, Grandchild
  • Daniel Enriquez, Grandchild
  • April Harter Enriquez, Grandchild
  • Joseph Tello, Grandchild
  • Jacob Tello, Grandchild
  • Taylor Tello, Grandchild
  • Matthew Tello, Grandchild
  • Miley Tello, Grandchild
  • Sidney Enriquez, Great Grandchild
  • Isaiah Enriquez, Great Grandchild
  • Austin Morton, Great Grandchild
  • Ella Morton, Great Grandchild


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Rosary Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, March 15, 2018

Jose "Joe" Tello

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Cynthia Enriquez

March 16, 2018

Viejo! Joe! Words said in that special tone mom used. Dad, by my brothers and I. Grandpa, for his grandchildren, and a new title GG Joe for his 4 great grandchildren. Each hat a different role. Each role a different responsibility. From protector and provider, teacher through hard work and example, to just that fun guy who showed tricks and games with no fear of getting down to the carpet to play with his babies.

Dad, with mom you showed me commitment in a relationship, unconditional love. Because of that love you and mom had, you not only gave life to me, but to my children and grandchildren. There could be no greater gift to me....thank you.

In Dad's last few months he had a frequent question for me..."Am I ok?", he would ask. And today just like all those other days I will answer one last time "Dad you're ok". Dad I miss you and Love You.

Rebecca Morton

March 14, 2018

To my Grandpa Joe,
Thank you for all your love you've given and shown me throughout the years.  Thank you for taking me to and from school when my parents were in a bind.  Thank you for letting us have sleep overs with our cousins on your living room floor.  Thank you for taking us camping in your always knew how to make everything adventurous. Thank you for showing us all the card tricks and coin tricks, and sharing with us your jokes and riddles.   You were always fun and creative, and taught me to never give up. You always took deep pride in what you wore... and your hair :) You took deep pride in your family and all of our accomplishments.   You were always there.  Always ready for adventure.  Always wanting to teach and show me the world.  A jokester, stubborn and strong man.  Made me laugh even when you werent trying to.  Never a dull moment. 

Thank you for touching my life, my husband's life and my kids life in a positive way.  You will be deeply missed...never forgotten.  Love you Grandpa.