Jesse Alcala

August 15, 1939October 19, 2010

Jesse Alcala, 71, of San Angelo went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in San Angelo, surrounded by his loving family. Arrangements are with Johnsons Funeral Home. Jesse was born August 15, 1939 to Roman and Rafaela (Longoria) Alcala in San Angelo. He met and married his soul mate Lelia Tijerina on September 9, 1961 and they shared 49 years together. God blessed their marriage with three children, John, Jesse, and Mona. Jesse worked all his life as a butcher, first with Producer’s Meat Packing plant and later with HEB. When Jesse wasn’t at work, he spent his time with his family and his favorite pastime, baseball. He loved the game, playing it well into his forty’s. When he retired from playing, he moved to coaching and coached with the Southside Lions Club little league, giving children the chance to play the game he so loved. Jesse was avid New York Yankee’s fan; he never missed a game, unless it was to support his children or grandchildren in their activities. Family meant everything to him and he made sure his family knew it. He instilled in his family his giving nature, whether it was with giving time or with giving the clothes off his back, Jesse always helped those in need. Jesse was a devoted husband and loving father who will be missed, but he leaves behind wonderful memories with his children, grandchildren, great- grandchild, and all who knew him. Jesse is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Lelia; son John Alcala and wife Laura of Sierra Vista, Arizona; their children Jeffrey, Matthew, Jomar, Jonalyn, and Katherine; son Jesse Arnold Alcala of San Angelo, Texas, and his son Jacob; daughter Mona Robledo and husband Rey of Lubbock, Texas; their children Jaclyn and Gabriella; and great-grandchild Daniella Sauceda; sister Felice Garza and husband Manuel; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends. The rosary will be 7:00 P.M., Friday, October 22, 2010 at Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 P.M., Saturday, October 23, 2010 at St. Margaret Catholic Church with Father Joseph Choutapalli as celebrant. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. A Reception will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Church for family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Ayass and staff for the wonderful care they provided. Arrangements under the direction of Johnson's Funeral Home, San Angelo, TX.


  • Funeral Mass Saturday, October 23, 2010
  • Rosary Friday, October 22, 2010

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Abel Cuellar

October 27, 2010

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

October 26, 2010

Carol,Joe Lopez and George(tater) Garcia
Our dearest simpthy to the Alcalca family

Joe Fuentes

October 25, 2010

I want to express my deepest sympathy for Jesse. Arnold is a very good friend of mine and I am sorry I could not attend the services.My mother Alicia Fuentes and My father Joe Fuentes attended the services.Prayers go out to the family alcala.

Sally Price

October 25, 2010

Lelia, just found out of your loss, praying for you and yours, God Bless.

Sylvia & Charlie Ramirez

October 25, 2010

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family.

steve mejia

October 25, 2010

May you find comfort in the Lord, and may he bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.


October 25, 2010

Dear Mona & John and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God hold you close and may your precious memories help to ease your pain. Blessings, Kristin (Weatherby)

Albert @ Elodia Garza

October 23, 2010

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

Gonzalo Aguilar

October 23, 2010

Our deepest condolences to the Alcala family. From Gonzalo,Diego, and Jesse Aguilar. For many years we worked together at the Handy Packing Co. May God Bless you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers.

Jesus Dominguez

October 23, 2010

The Alcala Family, Lelia: I was saddened to hear about Jesse & I would like to offer our sincere condolences from the Dominguez Family to The Alcala Family. Respectfully Jesus (Jesse)Dominguez