John Valenzuela

Passed away on September 20, 2013

John Valenzuela, a long-time resident of Ventura, Ca. passed away on Friday Sept. 20th after a lengthy illness. He was born in Arcadia, Ca. He was the son of Dario and Antonia Valenzuela. He was an Army Veteran, who was part of the Infantry Deadeye Division. He fought in WWII and was stationed in the Pacific. He received The Purple Star and The Brass Star, for Top Rifleman and Honorable Service. He was a Civilian Employee at the NCBC Naval Base, Port Hueneme, Ca. as an Inspector of Household Goods for 37 years. He was also a Deacon at the Ventura Baptist Temple. He was part of the NCBC Bowling League. He loved to play golf. He enjoyed his Dodgers, Rams, Lakers, Kings, USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins. He really loved listening to his music. He is survived by his dear, loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Minnie Valenzuela, his daughter Gloria, his son Dario, two granddaughters: Yvonne Gomes and Debbie White; his great grandson Patrick, great granddaughter Laura and 4 great, great grandkids; along with many other nephews, nieces, family and friends. He also had another great grandson Stephen who's now with his Papa John in heaven. John is the last sibbling of four brothers, Joe, Freddy, Roy, Robert and two sisters, Alice and Mary. The family is now whole again and are having one big family reunion party in Heaven. John Valenzuela was a good, loving person who lived a long wonderful life and he taught us all to do the right thing, about love and life. He will be missed until we all meet again in heaven with the Lord.... God Bless You Papa John and God Bless us all.....


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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October 2, 2013

Dad, I forgot to sign my entry. Your daughter Gloria

October 1, 2013

Dad, I love you & will miss you so very much. I know you have met our heavenly Father, his son Jesus Christ as well as our family that went ahead of you.
You were a good Father and a wonderful man.
Our faith teaches us that we shall be reunited again. Until then dad I will never stop loving you.

Ron Gulden

September 28, 2013

Minnie and Dario you know I will miss him also . So sorry for your loss . Just found out from Leslie Athens .

Lewis & Jan Alvarez

September 27, 2013

Leroy we are so sorry for the loss of your dad. We send love along with our condolences to you & your family.

Bill Hartman

September 26, 2013

Dario, I offer condolences for your loss. Bill Hartman

Adan Valenzuela

September 26, 2013

Leroy, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You and Gloria as well as your children are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lewis & Jan Alvarez

September 26, 2013

Minnie our condolences to you for the loss of the man of your life. He is now in peace. Our prayers are with you to be strong. Dario, you are the man of the house now. Help your mom stay strong. Lean on each other for strength to be able to carry on. Love you.

Cathy Heberling

September 24, 2013

Minnie, my condolences to all the family. I have many wonderful memories, of Johnny. My thoughts our with you.
Cathy ( Valenzuela ) Heberling