OBITUARY

James Joseph Wells

October 11, 1939April 26, 2021
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James Joseph Wells passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 26, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones. James is now happily watching over his family here on earth; his wife of 60 years Guadalupe, his son James and daughter in law Juana, 2 grandsons Daniel (Wife Marissa) and Mauricio, granddaughter Vanessa and of course his dog Missy. He also leaves behind a sister Carol Day Gordon born to Ernest Wells’ second marriage.

James was the last of 3 children born to Ernest and Winona Wells in Torrance California on October 11, 1939. When he was very young they moved to St. George Utah. His Mom passed away when he was 7.

St. George was where his mischievous life began. As a child he loved to catch wild life, like snakes and other small animals. He would also go camping with a friend and was a boy scout. He never finished High School because he left home at an early age of 17.

At the age of 17 he moved in with his sister in San Jose, California and joined the Navy in March of 1958. He was stationed in San Diego where he met and married Guadalupe Meza on May 26, 1961. In 1962 they had their only child. James left the Navy with honorable discharge on March of 1964 and shortly after moved his family to Oxnard.

James finished his career working for Ventura County as a fabricator/welder. He retired after 25 years in 2001, at the age of 62.

James hobbies were hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding and fixing things. They had the same washer and dryer for 30 years, he fixed it every time it broke down. He loved to help people in any way he could and he was very giving. You could always count on him. He was a stern man but a fair man. His word was his honor. His two biggest beliefs were that “if you aren’t going to do the job right, don’t take the job” and “finish what you started.”

We will miss his happy smiles and big laughs. He will be forever in our hearts.

Rest in Peace James Joseph Wells

Obituario James Joseph Wells falleció pacíficamente mientras dormía el 26 de abril de 2021, rodeado de sus seres queridos. James ahora está felizmente cuidando a su familia aquí en la tierra; su esposa de 60 años Guadalupe, su hijo James y nuera Juana, 2 nietos Daniel (esposa Marissa) y Mauricio, su nieta Vanessa y por supuesto su perra Missy. También deja atrás a una hermana Carol Day Gordon nacida del segundo matrimonio de Ernest Wells.

James fue el último de 3 hijos de Ernest y Winona Wells en Torrance California el 11 de octubre del 1939. Cuando era muy pequeño se mudaron a St. George Utah. Su mamá falleció cuando él tenía 7 años.

St. George fue donde comenzó su traviesa vida. De niño le encantaba atrapar vida salvaje, como serpientes y otros animales pequeños. También iba a acampar con un amigo y era un boy scout. Nunca terminó la escuela secundaria porque se fue de casa a la temprana edad de 17 años.

A la edad de 17 años se mudó con su hermana a San José, California y se unió a la Marina de los Estados Unidos en marzo de 1958. Lo destinarón en la base de San Diego donde conoció y se casó con Guadalupe Meza el 26 de mayo de 1961. En 1962 tuvieron su único niño. James cumplió con honores su misión en la Marina en marzo de 1964 y poco después se mudó con su familia a Oxnard.

James terminó su carrera trabajando para el condado de Ventura como fabricante/soldador. Se retiró después de 25 años en el 2001, a la edad de 62 años.

Los pasatiempos de James eran cazar, pescar, andar en motocicleta y arreglar cosas. Tuvieron la misma lavadora y secadora durante 30 años, la arreglaba cada vez que se descomponía. Le encantaba ayudar a la gente en todo lo que podía y era muy generoso. Siempre podias contar con él. Era un hombre severo pero justo. Su palabra era su honor. Sus dos creencias más importantes eran que "si no vas a hacer bien el trabajo, no lo aceptes" y "termina lo que empezaste".

Extrañaremos sus sonrisas felices y grandes carcajadas. Él estará para siempre en nuestros corazones.

Descanse en paz James Joseph Wells

  • FAMILY

  • Guadalupe Wells, Wife
  • James Wells (Juana), Son
  • Daniel (Marissa), Grandson
  • Mauricio, Grandson
  • Vanessa, Granddaughter
  • Carol Day Gordon, Sister

Services

14 May

Visitation

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Funeraria Del Angel Oxnard

401 W. Channel Islands Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93033

14 May

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm

Funeraria Del Angel Oxnard

401 W. Channel Islands Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93033

15 May

Graveside Service

2:30 pm

Conejo Mountain Memorial Park

2052 Howard Rd
Camarillo, California 93012

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