Jesus Jay M. Magdaleno Jr.

April 17, 1980August 18, 2013
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Jesus "Jay" Manuel Magdaleno, Jr. was born in Visalia, California on April 17, 1980 to JoAnn Gonzales. He graduated from Tulare Western High School in 1998. Upon graduation he joined the United States Marine Corps Where he was stationed in 29 Palms and San Diego. While enlisted he received several awards and proudly served until 2005 with a final rank of Sergeant. At the end of his service in the USMC Jay joined the California Highway Patrol Academy. After graduating at the top of his class, he began his career as a CHP Officer in San Diego. In early 2009 he transferred back to the Central Valley to be closer to his family. He worked in Fresno, Coalinga and finally in his home town of Visalia. As an officer he received many outstanding reviews.

Jay is survived by his mother JoAnn Gonzales; his fiancé Nikki Mellow; brothers Mike and Vince Gonzales; sisters Debbie Quiterio, Teresa Davis, Kristina Cruz; five nieces and two nephews.

Services will be Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at the First Assembly of God Church at the corner of Akers and Caldwell in Visalia at 10 am.

Arrangments entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue,Visalia, CA 93291 (559) 732-8371.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Jesus Jay M. Magdaleno Jr.

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Lonnie Crown

January 9, 2014

JoAnn, Mike and Family, I am so very, very sorry to hear of the loss of your two family members. Such an unbelievable and senseless tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

December 29, 2013

Yellow Rose:
You came in my dreams last night,
You left a yellow rose and a love note on pillow next to me,
As always the inscription read,
'we are friends for ever and in the eternity'.
Since a rose is a rose,
why the red rose shines in the glory of love?
why the white roses remind us of our departed souls?
and why the yellow rose shines the rays of friendship in all of us?
Like sunshine bursting through grey clouds,
The aura of friendship emanates from its golden petals,
The frozen dew drops on its soft satin petals,
glorifies tears on my cheeks in the times of sadness,
Its mere presence and the fragrance,
fills my heart with the scent of warmth and affection.
Yellow rose you are perfection in creation,
I wonder why you have to wither away in time,
With every falling petal, a heart is broken,
with every withered yellow rose, a token of eternal friendship is lost.

"so long my friend the news didn't come easy, I pray for your fiancé and your family that they would find comfort in the Lord, I know you're in a better. Thank you for being there when I need a friend."

Angeline Giaimo

October 9, 2013

JoAnn, not sure if you remember me. My name is Angeline, Jay and I dated right before he transferred to Fresno. I'm so sad to hear about his passing. He was a wonderful man and was so kind hearted to my son and I. He loved you...his family so very much. My heart goes out to you and your family for your loss. He will always be in our hearts.

Xavier Magdaleno

September 3, 2013

My deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your family for your loss of Jesse. Although I never had occasion to meet my nephew, I did spend some time looking and reflecting on the treasury of photos in gallery and I regret not having knowing him. You had a beautiful son with a radiant smile and it is evident that he was a bright, handsome and happy young man. I am sure that the world is now less bright for those that knew and loved this hero and servant of the people. Please also extend my sincerest regards to all your family and Nikki for your loss.
May God bless and keep you all in this time of sorrow and mourning.

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Christina Heydorn

August 30, 2013

Aunt joann, Words can not express how sorry I am. I pray that you guys heal and get thru this. I am saddened that i never got to meet my cousin Jay, However I know that with all of you know have a guardian angel in heaven along with my mom. I am so sorry!!!

August 30, 2013

You have truly touched the hearts of many. May you rest in peace Jesse.

Stephanie Costa-Linebarger

August 29, 2013

I've known J.W. since he was born, he grew to be quite a young man & much to be proud of. Joanne, I am so-o sorry for your loss.. My prayers are with you..I can't even begin to imagine how hard this must be, even for a strong woman such as yourself. Stay strong for Krissy, & the rest of your family as you have always done. You are a great Mother. Mike, Vincent, Debbie, Teresa, Kevin, & Krissy may peace be with you in your time of triple sorrow not one easier than the other. I pray to the Lord to ease your lifetime pain having lost a brother. Nikki, my condolences to you & yours durng this time of sorrow.