Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home

1490 B Street, Merced, CA


Oscar Guillen

August 24, 1954September 3, 2019

Our dearly beloved grandfather Oscar Guillen was born on August 24, 1954 in El Paso, Texas, son of Jose Guillen a laborer and Nestora Murillo a housewife. Oscar passed away in his home only 10 days after celebrating his 65th year of life on September 3, 2019. Oscar was raised the first few years of life by his paternal grandmother Marcelina “Mina” Guillen and also lived with his Tio Manuel Guillen.

Oscar was an independent man who started working at a very young age. He had careers in various types of fields, from a manager to a salesman in retail, to a children’s counselor, preschool teacher, a production printer, to a chef. Oscar worked very hard every day to build a life not just for himself but for those he loved. Oscar was a dedicated, faithful catholic man. He was passionate about having a relationship with God and others as well. Oscar was a man of strong faith and lived an honest life in his long-term residence of Merced, California. Oscar enjoyed cooking and baking everything from scratch with fresh ingredients if he went into the kitchen. He loved gardening, planting trees and growing vegetables in his own personal garden. He grew jalapenos, tomatoes and cucumbers. He liked to gamble and take naps but above all he always looked forward to spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids. Oscar was known for his sense of humor, his kindness and his sincere generosity to others. Oscar was big hearted, comforting, giving, powerful with words and witty. He could fit in anywhere and was definitely one in a million.

He will be missed by all who knew him. He leaves to cherish his memory one son, Allen Danny Guillen of Merced, CA and ex-daughter in law Jeanette Holder of Fresno, CA; his grandkids, granddaughter Sabrina Danielle Mancilla and husband Victor Mancilla of Atwater, CA. from them great grandkids Victor Mancilla Jr., Aubrey Jewelissa Mancilla, Genivie Sofia Mancilla and Kataleya Jade Mancilla of Atwater, CA. His grandson Allen Danny Holder III and wife Destiny Holder from them, great granddaughter Adalyra Summer Melody Holder of Lathrop, CA. Grandson Patrick Oscar Holder from Merced, CA, from his great grandson Patrick Oscar Holder Jr. of Kearns, UT. Grandson Jesse Allen Holder of Merced, Ca and granddaughter Janielle Monique Nestora Holder, Victoria Dominique Holder and Jazlynn Lilianna Holder of Fresno, CA.

Oscar is preceded in death by both his parents, his Tio Mauel Guillen, his grandmother Marcelina Guillen and his nephew Hector Santiago Mija.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Rosary Tuesday, September 10, 2019


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Sabrina Mancilla

September 10, 2019

Grandpa, words cannot describe how much you meant to us. You have had such an impact on our lives and you have always been there for us since the day we were born. Us as grandkids and as well as your great grandkids. You inspired me to become a better me and I will forever miss our little conversations of your wise words of wisdom. That Victor and I can pass on to our children and their childrens children. You left us too soon grandpa. I miss you so much everyday it hurts. Genivie misses you and her trips to mcdonalds and Kataleya asks where you are at frequently and I tell her your an angel from heaven. She doesnt understand that you wont be there anymore. But she misses you alot. Aubrey drew a picture the other day of the family and Jr put you in the sky, in heaven he says. They also miss you deeply.I am thankful for all the memories shared between us. Because of you I had a Nino the person that can guide me in the right direction and that is to have a close relationship with the Lord. Because of you, I celebrated becoming a woman and you had thrown me a quinceanera and taught me the meaning behind it. You bought me my 1st car. You were there for all my four childrens births and thank God they grew up knowing you and the love you given them all. You will never be forgotten but cherished forever. I love you more than the last number.