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OBITUARY

Paul Casas Delgado

June 19, 1951July 29, 2020

Paul Casas Delgado, age 69, of Fresno, California entered into rest on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Paul was born June 19, 1951 in Fort Hancock, Texas to Juan and Julia Delgado. Paul is survived by his wife, Evelyn Delgado; daughter Veronica Thompson; and son James Delgado. Paul was preceded in death by his son Paul Delgado Jr. and parents, Juan and Julia Delgado. Paul is also survived by four beloved grandchildren, Avila Thompson, Daisy, Remy, and Harley Delgado.

Paul was raised in a large and loving family with a total of 14 children. Paul met his wife, Evelyn, while living on a large ranch near Firebaugh, California. They married on November 25, 1970 and remained together until Paul’s death, nearly 50 years!

Paul was introduced to parenthood with the birth of his son, Paul Jr. They shared a loving bond and spent much time together in their many adventures. When Veronica was born, she immediately became Paul’s “Precious,” a nickname that he called her until his death. At age 39, Paul received a shocking but pleasant surprise – he would have a third child, James. Equipped with life experience, he enjoyed teaching James the importance of a spiritual outlook on life and the value of hard work. Uniquely each of Paul’s children were born about a decade apart, allowing him to give them near exclusive love, attention, and guidance through their respective childhoods. Later he would welcome two daughters-in-law and one son-in-law into the family.

While Paul was attending Fresno State to pursue a teaching degree, there was a knock at the door from one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Evelyn accepted a Bible Study, and later Paul, seeing the positive effect of Christian living on his wife, would accept one too. Paul and Evelyn dedicated their life to Jehovah God and were baptized together on March 17, 1974. Paul’s enthusiasm and love for Jehovah and the ministry prompted him to change his career goal and eventually start a janitorial business. This would enable him to devote more time to his real career - a minister of God’s Word. He had the privilege of serving many years as an elder and full-time evangelizer for the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He assisted many to learn the truth about God and dedicate their lives to Jehovah. Paul found joy in the simple things of life: Stopping to smell flowers, a good movie, and delicious desserts. However, by far, his absolute favorite way to spend his time was being with his four grandchildren.

During his life, Paul comforted many who experienced the sting of death with the Bible’s promise that those who die will very soon be resurrected to life here on earth (Luke 23:43 and Psalm 37:29). Paul’s passing was unexpected, however, his family draws comfort from his strong faith in the resurrection and the promise held at Job 14: 14, 15. “If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service Until my relief comes. 15 You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands.”

Rest assured that although circumstances did not permit, Paul would have told you he loved you and gave you a warm hug and told you he will “see you soon.”

  • FAMILY

  • Juan Velasquez Delgado, Father (deceased)
  • Julia Casas, Mother (deceased)
  • Evelyn Heather Delgado, Spouse
  • Paul Delgado Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Veronica Thompson, Daughter
  • James Delgado, Son
  • Paul is also survived by 4 wonderful grandchildren.

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Lisa Delgado

August 10, 2020

I’m the baby of the bunch. I’m so proud to have been my brother Paul’s baby sister, I have lots of memories growing up with my nephew Paul and my beautiful sister in law, I remember our trips to the beach those are memories I will cherish forever, memories of my brother always having pets, oh gosh hamsters running around!, walking to the corner around their house to buy something sweet to eat, it was always fun being with my brother and family, someday we will see each other again, the most dearest and heartfelt memory is he only my brother Paul never called me by name, never failed when he would see me he would always say “Hiiii my Gordies how are you my Gordies” and kiss me on the cheeck. I love you all so very much Evelyn, Veronica, James, Aaron and Avila and James all your little ones too.

Kristopher Delgado

August 9, 2020

Hola mi Tio
This is the first poem that you’ll never get to read
For you are now at peace
In the golden gates of heaven
With no pain, or sadness
But love and joy.
Your family is still mourning
At your sudden loss.
Your large heart, unfortunately gave out
And you left the earthly world.
Your memories, your memories
Will keep us, empower us, and love us.
Although I did not get to say goodbye
In person.
I now say goodbye.
I am flooded with heavy heart and sadness
But you give me strength.
You were so strong in faith
That you gave me faith.
And I know you are with our Heavenly Father.
You want us to feel no pain
But you know we will
And from your seat in Heaven
You send us love, and hope, and peace.
Dear Tio, I wish I could
Share this poem with you in person
Sitting at Grandma Julias table
Surrounded by family
And diving into it’s complexities.
But for now, We can’t.
And I will miss that.
But, one day, we will meet again
When the Gates of heaven open up for me
And you greet me with your smile
And for eternity
We will write our next poem.

Robert Delgado

August 9, 2020

Evelyn, Veronica and James: My brother Paul - he will be missed by many, but not forgotten. He was the spark that led me to my faith in Jesus Christ...he would encourage me to study the Bible... he was a good role model for all. I will always remember him as a hard working, loving and faithful brother. He had an answer to everything...it’s in the Bible, let me show you, as he would lick his fingers to turn the pages...here it is as he quoted the Bible book, chapter and verse...let's read. We worked, we played, we laughed and we ate side by side. He was the peace maker...everybody calm down, what’s going on, let’s talk. Rest In Peace my brother...the rest is yet to come. Love you always, Robert.

David & Stella Webb

August 8, 2020

Our brother and brother in law Paul has always made it a point to be in our lives. He proved his thoughts did not center around himself. The proof is when we moved states away, HE made it a point to make a yearly call to check in to ensure we were doing well. There weren’t even words at the beginning of a call, pure laughter, it didn’t matter why we were all laughing or what we were laughing about, all that mattered is we were TOGETHER during the call and then he followed up with never forgetting to ask about every single one of us. As for me, David, my brother Paul brought out the best in me and in others. He showed me anyone can be a better version of themselves. I am grateful for this and for the blessing of having him in my life.
As his sister, I have always found peace within Paul. There are soooo many wonderful memories and moments I’ve encountered with my kind brother. My fondest few memories I will share is first, how much he loved his soulmate, “Evelina”, second, he would always take the time to gather our family to attend church, the third and most important, is my kind souled brother Paul, was utterly JUST HIM. He never changed over the years, his memory is pure kindness, love, peace, smiles, and caring for others.
Our love for Paul and his entire family is endless.

Bonnie Sandoval

August 6, 2020

When I think of my Uncle Paul, it’s simple, the thought of him, who he was and what he meant to me, simply, puts a smile on my face. I’m smiling right now thinking of how much he showed me he loved me. He had a special way of saying my name and it always made me feel wonderful. My uncle and his beautiful family, whom I love dearly, have been through life, but no matter what he may have been dealing with in his world, he ALWAYS took the time to inquire how I was doing, he listened, and gave love. He had the ability to prove he cares for others. His amazing smile, laugh, and kind eyes are what I’m going to miss seeing. My favorite memory of my uncle is, as a child and young adult, he would tell me, “Mija, let me see your hands”, “Your hands are BEAUTIFUL”, “YOU should be a hand model!”. It was the sweetest thing! May his faith bring him to a peaceful place. I send my adorable aunt and cousins strength and love, always.
Xoxo
Bonnie

Ramiro Delgado

August 2, 2020

Evelyn , thank you for letting me and my wife visit you and Veronica and James today. We had a very nice visit and I wish I could have been able to hugg you and Veronica and James. Paul and you let me spend time with you guys on many occasions and I loved every minute of it. I got into trouble a bit, but the time I got caught stealing, man! never ever again Evelyn! That was the first and last time! Thank you both for going to one of our baby showers. That was a really special time in our lives and we were able to share it with you and it meant alot to us. I will always love my older brother , who people thought I looked like him. Our hearts are broken and in time will heal. Let us hold on to the loving memories we shared. Love your brother Ramiro.

DeAnna Ratliff

August 1, 2020

Dear Evelyn, you and Brother Delgado were so encouraging to my daughter and granddaughters and to all the brothers and sisters like a loving father and mother. May all of you endure, Evelyn, as you await the fulfillment of all of Jehovah's promises and we will never be separated from our loved ones again.

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