OBITUARY

Tony Cardoza Jacques

March 24, 1925December 1, 2012
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Tony Cardoza Jacques, 87 of Visalia, California passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2012 in Visalia, California surrounded by his loving family. Tony was born in Visalia, California on March 24, 1925 to John and Alexanderina Jacques. He graduated from Visalia Unified High School in 1944. Tony entered the United States Navy on March 29, 1944 and served until May 23, 1946 during World War II, earning two Asiatic Pacific Stars. On February 23, 1951, he re-entered the United States Navy, serving until February 22, 1955 during the Korean Conflict, earning a National Defense Service Medal. Tony was a Line Truck Driver for many years and traveled nine states. In December 1973 he married Clara Aguiar Jacques and they made their first home in Stockton until he retired at the age of 57. At that time they moved to Visalia to make their home. Following retirement Tony joined the Visalia Country Club where he loved to play golf. He was very active with the Veterans Administration and the Portuguese Lodges. Clara preceded him in death on May 1, 2007. Tony leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter Marilou McClellan and husband Jerry of Beaverton, OR: two grandchildren, Paul McClellan and wife Marnie and Amanda Burghardt and husband, Joe; three great grandchildren, Sean McClellan, Katie Krueger and Ian McClellan and four great great grandchildren, Jacques McClellan, Paityn McClellan, Samuel Krueger and Owen Kruegar. Visitation will be held at Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue in Visalia, California on Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 3 - 6 p.m. with Recitation of Rosary immediately following at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Visalia. Burial will follow at Visalia District Cemetery. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291 9559)732-8371.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2012
  • Recitation of Rosary Thursday, December 6, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 7, 2012
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Rosemary Goodwin

December 7, 2012

Marylou, Jerry and family, sorry to hear the news about Tony (he was Uncle Tony ) to me you know. I to will be like alot of people will remember him for a lot of laughs many years ago. May God watch over you and family. Rosemary Goodwin Florence, Oregon

Bill Morland

December 6, 2012

Tony and his brother,Louie, were both long-time members of Visalia VFW post 1864. Their patriotic instincts, and good stories, will be missed.

JOSIE VILLEGAS

December 6, 2012

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,

Jane Alfano

December 6, 2012

~Oh Tony, So many funny stories you shared with me over your kitchen table. You were a kick and I enjoyed cooking for you~ You made a positive impact on my life and I miss you~See you on the other side~

RALPH CHOJNACKI

December 5, 2012

From one veteran to another, God Bless you and your family.

December 5, 2012

Condolences to the family, you do not know my husband and I, but Tony and Clara were friends of my family and even attended our wedding. We will miss him, but know that now he and Clara are together once more. May they Rest in Peace.

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