Jesse Leos Sr.

January 1, 1933December 2, 2018
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Jesse Leos Sr., age 85, of Victorville, California passed away on Sunday December 2, 2018. Jesse was born January 1, 1933 in Del Rio, Texas. Jesse grew up in Texas and came to California in the mid 1960’s. He is survived by his lovely wife of 50 years, 2 sons, 5 daughters, 1 brother, 2 step-sons, 20 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandson who made the 5th generation. He was a professional mechanic most of his life. He owned Leos Automotive Services for many years, and worked for the City of Norwalk. He loved electronics, building, fixing things, and helped build a radio station in Sheffield, Texas. He learned early in his life that he was uniquely special in his own way. His passions included his family, traveling to the mountains, and music. You could always count on an ice cold glass of Sangria, good music playing, a warm welcome while he sat in his lazy boy chair, waiting for the phone to ring . He was a true romantic, a passionate fighter, and was always ‘the Boss.’

God bless you loving Husband, Daddy, Brother, Grampy and Friend!!!

You will be greatly missed, but never forgotten, you are home now...

Until we meet again- “Golla Beniga” ♥️

A visitation for Jesse will be held Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Desert View Funeral Home, 11478 Amargosa Road, Victorville, CA 92392. A funeral mass will occur Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, 13230 El Evado Road, Victorville, CA 92392. A reception will occur Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:30 AM, 11478 Amargosa Road, Victorville, CA 92392. A graveside service will occur at Glen Abbey Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3838 Bonita Rd, Bonita, California 91902.

Serving as pallbearers are Jesse Leos Jr., Raul Leos Sr., Raul Leos Jr., Jesse Leos III, Johnathan Leos , Isaiah Gutierrez, Jiovanni Gutierrez and Jesse Gamino.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Leos family.


  • Jesse Leos Jr.
  • Raul Leos Sr.
  • Raul Leos Jr.
  • Jesse Leos III
  • Johnathan Leos
  • Jiovanni Gutierrez
  • Isaiah Gutierrez
  • Jesse Gamino



  • Visitation Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Reception Friday, December 14, 2018


  • Graveside Service

Jesse Leos Sr.

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Cynthia Leos

December 15, 2018

Grampy, I'm so happy I was able to fulfill your wish of having your Leos 5th generation in the newspaper. Your exact words were "I thank God for letting me live long enough to see my 5th generation" that day it was published Aug 23, 2017 you said that was your happiest day ever and that you felt like a movie star 💕

Cynthia Leos

December 15, 2018

Oh Grampy, you don't know how much I miss you. I just know that Good byes are not forever, Good byes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you till we meet again💕 I love you so much Grampy!! You may be out of my sight, but you will NEVER be out of my mind. I will FOREVER cherish all our memories together. Your the Best Grampy! Love Always your Oldest granddaughter, your attorney, your Cheenchee, Cindy

William Ganger

December 14, 2018

Every time I visit I’m always reminded of the time when I would play in his back yard. My brother pushed me into the “pit” and I’d cry. But somehow I’d always be able to remember his big hands to pull me out saying “pobrecito” and wipe my tears away. I don’t have very many memories of him, but the ones I do have are full of love and care.

Ariana Chavez

December 13, 2018

Thank you for all the good times we had , I will hold those close to my hart and look back on them with joy in hart and smile on my face .
Rest well love you always.

Erica Hernandez

December 13, 2018

Love you ❤️

Erica Hernandez

December 13, 2018

Dear Grandpa
Thank you for all the beautiful memories of a wonderful life with you , being blessed with you in my life gave me a strong sense of family love and togetherness, holidays and family gatherings at your home we’re always fun for me because I got to see and play with all my cousins and that for me was the best thing ever, just being with family was so amazing I will always treasure those memories of you and all those good times, I love you grandpa with all my heart and will always keep there .
Rest well grandpa and know that you will never be forgotten but always loved ❤️

Susie Medel

December 12, 2018

Oh Sally. Oh children. Norm and I remember your dear daddy and husband so well, yet we have not seen him in over 15 years. Wherever his beautiful wife and daughters were, there he was also, with that signature Jesse Leos smile on his face for everyone. Proudly and dutifully he happily fulfilled the role of husband, father and provider.

He was a powerful presence. To our children, he provided one more demonstration of what a father can be. Although we didn't have the pleasure of knowing you sons, you girls really spoiled him and he deserved it. You made his life complete. You were so fortunate to have such a fine man as your father and husband.

He is resting now, but not gone. Wherever you are, he will always be with you. You will hear his words when you need him the most. Just close your eyes and listen.

Norm and I send you our love and best regards.
Susie Medel and Norm Martin

Eric Medel

December 10, 2018

I knew Jesse for about 15 years in the 1980s and 1990s and have many fond memories of him. He loved to tell stories and give advice. He told stories about his youth in Texas, his first jobs, his first car, his radio station, and the colorful town sheriff. These stories conveyed the values of hard work, self respect, and professionalism. He also told stories about his travels across the United States and Mexico, which were usually filled with anecdotes about something funny that he encountered along the way. Most of all, he loved to brag about his children and his grandchildren and all of their accomplishments and potential.

The most vivid memory I have of him though, is from when he lived in Norwalk and Lisa, Laura, and Claudia were still living at home. He would come home in the evening from work and head to his Lazy-Boy chair. His beautiful wife, “Celi,” (Sally) would remind the girls to rush into the den to greet him and the four of them would dote over him, taking off his shoes, asking how his day went, and bringing him one of Sally’s incredible meals – he loved it! He was a very lucky man.

Isabel Rocha

December 10, 2018

I remember tio Jesse's great hospitality and playful attitude. He will be missed.

Nicola Jordan

December 10, 2018

My Grandpy my main man my everything . I’m so broken you left us but so grateful for the memories we shared . You and I had a bond like no one else . From our rides home from down the hill singing Chango George and taking me to Chicken cheese . Some of our best times . I’ll never forget everything you’ve done for me since the moment you found about me until the day you left . I miss you so much and I promise to take care of Grandmy and the doggies for you. I love you more than anything. Please continue to guide me and watch over us all. Love you forever!
Like we always say, Gada meniga ❤️