Abel Soto Angeles

September 1, 1930March 27, 2011

ANGELES, Abel Passed away on March 27 in the afternoon surrounded by his loving family. His survived by is wife of 55 years, Lillian. Abel was born on September 1, 1930 in Morenci, Arizona. He was sixth of seven children. He joined the United States Marine Corp in 1947. Abel served with distinction during the Korean War were he was awarded the Purple Heart, Presidential Citation Unit (one star), Korean service Medal for his valor. In 1956 he married the love of his life Lillian Marie Fajardo (Lilly). In 1958 he moved his family to Sacramento where he worked for the United States Government for 30 years. He retired in 2000. Abel was an avid fan of football. His three dogs Bo, Bella and Oliver were always at his side. He loved his family above all else and will always be remembered for his biting sense of humor, his loyalty, and patriotism. Abel leaves his five children Maria, Daniel (wife - Leticia), Karen Peterson (husband - Mark), Kathryn Cisneros (husband - Thomas), and Mark. Abel also left behind his cherished grandchildren Gabriel, Richard, Jacob, Adam, Jessica and numerous great grandchildren. The family also wishes to thank the excellent care Abel received at the Veterans hospitals at Mather in Sacramento and the VA Hospital in Martinez, CA. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 4, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 581h & M Streets. Private interment, Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA. Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger, directors.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 4, 2011

Abel Soto Angeles

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Paul & Beth Rohrer

April 13, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Lynn, Armando, Abel Trujillo

April 7, 2011

So sorry for the loss of our Uncle Abel. We have many memories of good times. We will miss him -

Margie Francis

April 4, 2011

Mark, My heart and thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow, yet also a celebration of a special person in your lives -- who will remain in your hearts forever.

Susan Brown

April 2, 2011

My love to you all. Abel, I will remember you, always.

Kathleen Ross-Allee

April 1, 2011

thank you for sharing your memories with all of us...what a beautiful family your parents created...his spirit will live on in his children...

Rudy Jackson and Family

April 1, 2011

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all.

Dave Aguirre

April 1, 2011

Mark and the Angeles family,
my prayers go out to you all at this time.I pray for strength for you.
Dave Aguirre