Jesus "Jesse" Magallan

April 26, 1954May 2, 2013

Jesus (Jesse) Magallan, 59, passed away, May 2, 2013, peacefully at his home in Victoria, TX. Jesse was born on April 26, 1954, in Galveston, TX to Antonio and Guadalupe Ramirez Magallan. Jesse grew up in Victoria, TX. He graduated in 1973 from Victoria High School, where he was an all-region defensive tackle for the Fighting Stingarees. Jesse would then join the United States Navy and serve in Honolulu, HI and Guam manning the U.S.S. Badger as a machinist’s mate fireman. After being honorably discharged, Jesse began his career with Shell Oil in Deer Park, TX. Jesse diligently worked his way up through the ranks at Shell during his 13 years of service as a Process Operator. Because of his expertise in chemical processing, Jesse was asked to join the OxyChem family and aid in the startup of their new plant in Ingleside, TX. Jesse moved his family from Deer Park to Victoria and would commute daily 75 miles each way to work. Despite the long drives, Jesse always found time for his children’s many events. Jesse spent his final 11 years courageously battling injuries he sustained during a car accident while driving home. Jesse was an avid sportsman, excelling in everything he tried: football, basketball, softball, long distance running and golf (and anything you challenged him to). He loved dancing, fishing and yard work. His clever mind made him a natural at board games and his quick wit made him loved by all. Jesse will be forever remembered for his infectious smile, unpredictable humor and his compassion for others. He was always a family man and he particularly had a special bond with his many nieces and nephews. But most of all he loved his wife of 38 years, Jane (nee’ Ramirez) and his four children, Christopher (Jennifer), Michael, Mary Jane and Alina. Jesse is survived by his wife and four children, his mother, his grandchildren Zoe and Ava Magallan; his brothers Victor, Johnny, David, Anthony, and Joel Magallan; and sisters, Sarah Lira, Lupe Olguin, Mary Perez, Ciria Hernandez, Annie Ramirez, Connie Hernandez and Patricia Pena ; and his 36 nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-7PM on Friday, May 3, 2013, with a rosary to be recited at 7 PM, at Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, Texas. Funeral Mass will be at 10 AM, Saturday, May 4, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Victoria, TX, with Father Patrick officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers are nephews Steven Magallan, David Magallan, Mark Magallan, Ralph Hernandez, Jr., Jesse Perez and Mark Lira Honorary Pallbearers are Ector Rodriguez, Joshua Valenzuela and all of Jesse’s nephews. Floral Committee members are granddaughters Zoe and Ava Magallan; niece Deanna Pena; great nieces Tawney Lopez, Lauren and Lexi Mitchell, and Celeste Moon. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Friday, May 3, 2013
  • Rosary Friday, May 3, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, May 4, 2013

Jesus "Jesse" Magallan

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Cat and Christy Ortiz

May 4, 2013

May God continue to envelope you in His goodness in these trying times. You have been awesome role models of grace in times of hardship and are proof of what it truly means to be a loving family. God bless you all, dear friends.

Jennifer Lopez-Mitchell

May 4, 2013

Uncle Jesse, I want to thank you for the wonderful memories and hard laughs. Even though it hurts so much that you are gone, I smile when I think of all the things you are doing now-playing football,dancing,doing the "balance tests" on babies. May god be with you and your beautiful family.

Gayle Campos

May 4, 2013

This candle can't compare to the light that shines when we think of you. When you see my dad, please tell him hi. We love and miss you very much!

May 3, 2013

To my Tia Lupe and family: He now joins my Mother and Father in heaven. Remember his laughter and beautifull smile he lives forever in your minds and heart. With my sincere condolences. Meldy Ramirez daughter of Hurbano and Beatrice Ramirez

Rosanna Monclova

May 3, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Melissa Cooley

May 3, 2013

What a tragic end to a beautiful life. Uncle Jesse was truely someone special. My condolences to the entire Magallan Family and all the people who loved him.

Adolph & Nelda Hernandez

May 3, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Marta Trisler

May 3, 2013

My Deepest condolence. My heart goes out to each of you. You have such a beautiful family, feed on the bond yall have to help deal with the loss yall feel. Jese is now feelinng whole again. He and Joe are smiling those handsome smiles.

God Bless,


Carol Milloy

May 3, 2013

My sympathies to the entire Magallan family. Our loved ones have such an impact on us, they will forever be in our hearts. May He Rest In Peace. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Blessings. Jennifer's AuntCarol in Arizona

Viola & Raymond Saenz

May 3, 2013

We offer our condolences and prayers to all the families that have suffered this very sad and tremendous loss. Please know that our thoughts and words of comfort are with you.