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Miller Memorial Chapel

134 Cypress, Woodlake, CA

OBITUARY

José Sahagún

April 20, 1930October 9, 2019
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Jose Sahagun, 89, of Woodlake, California passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in Visalia California. Born in 1930 in Teocuitatlan Jalisco, Mexico. Jose was the son of Heriberto and Jesusita Sahagun. At the age of 13 Jose arrived in Edinburg, Texas to begin working. On July 5, 1948, he met and married the love of his life, Maria and together began their journey through 66 years of blessed marriage. In 1963, with Maria and children they traveled to Woodlake, California. It was in Woodlake where they made a home and raised 13 children. Jose worked as a plumber for 17 years and a maintenance worker for 3 years. He also managed a pool hall, “The Tejano”, which was a family owned business for 20 years. He was a devoted member of Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church for over 60 years. Jose was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, wife Maria Sahagun, son Pepe Sahagun and granddaughter Samantha Sahagun. Jose is survived by three sisters, Gracie De la Rosa, Raquel Renteria and Olivia De La Rosa all of Woodlake; twelve children, Hector Sahagun, Lupe Martinez, Mary Onsurez (husband Oscar), Noelia Sahagun (companion Juan), Raul Sahagun, Virginia Person (husband Kelly), Herminia Valdez (husband Roy), Leticia Franco (husband Randy), Juan Sahagun (wife Rita), Xavier Sahagun (wife Adriana), Becky Sahagun (companion Fernando), Richard Sahagun (wife Kristy). He is also survived by 48 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Jose will be remembered most for his tireless devotion to his family. He was a generous, kindhearted father who enjoyed every moment of life, selflessly giving to friends and family alike. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 3-5 p.m. at Miller Memorial Chapel in Woodlake. Rosary will be prayed at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church of Woodlake on Thursday October 17, 2019 at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 9 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Woodlake District Cemetery. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millermemorialchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Jose was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, wife Maria Sahagun, son Pepe Sahagun and granddaughter Samantha Sahagun. Jose is survived by three sisters, Gracie De la Rosa, Raquel Renteria and Olivia De La Rosa all of Woodlake; twelve children, Hector Sahagun, Lupe Martinez, Mary Onsurez (husband Oscar), Noelia Sahagun (companion Juan), Raul Sahagun, Virginia Person (husband Kelly), Herminia Valdez (husband Roy), Leticia Franco (husband Randy), Juan Sahagun (wife Rita), Xavier Sahagun (wife Adriana), Becky Sahagun (companion Fernando), Richard Sahagun (wife Kristy). He is also survived by 48 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Richard Sahagún
  • Juan Sahagún
  • Xavier Sahagún
  • Ralph Villalobos, Jr.
  • Anthony Santibañez
  • Oscar Onsurez, Jr.
  • Héctor Sahagún , Portador de Honor
  • Raúl Sahagún , Portador de Honor

Services

  • Visita Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Santo Rosario Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Misa de Cristiana Sepultura Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Entierro Friday, October 18, 2019

Memories

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Sophia Nunez

October 17, 2019

Don Jose, my almost suegro, was definitely one of kind and will be greatly missed by so many. I'm going to miss visiting with him and trying to beat him to the chisme. My heart hurts because he's gone, but my soul rejoices because he's finally with his Maria. He is now walking pain free and with loving company. I am thankful and equally blessed to have had tge opportunity to know him, even for just a short amount of time. But I know he'll never be really gone because I can see him and Maria in each of their children and grandchildren. Their love has left a beautiful legacy that will go on and continue to spread. May God Bless you all and keep you in his heavenly embrace forever. Love You All!

Ruby Renteria

October 16, 2019

I remember your mom and dad always going out to plaza to see all of your games. They were so sweet and made the cutest couple. So very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers for the whole family.

Herminia Valdez

October 15, 2019

Dad I just want to thank you for everything you did for me. I will always have you in my heart and it brings peace to my soul to know that you are not hurting any more and you’re now with Mom and Pepe. You will always be missed. With much love your daughter Prieta.

In addition to my Moms Condolence note I wanted to add a little something about Grandpa. Although not related by blood I was always happy to call him my grandpa. One of the great things about him and the Sahagun family is that they never turned anyone away and made me feel part of the family. I shared many of my childhood and early adulthood memories at my Grandma and Grandpas house whether it be a weekend BBQ that seemed to happen every weekend by the way, or a Thanksgiving, Christmas, or even poker night there was always something to do and it was always fun. I will forever cherish these memories and I have my Grandma and Grandpa to thank. It brings me much happiness and sadness to know that you are no longer with us but I can promise that you will never be forgotten. With much love Roy Jr. A.K.A. Mijo….

Bonita Rivera

October 15, 2019

Jovita Rivera and Great-Grandpa Joe at Pizza Factory for her birthday party.

Bonita Rivera

October 15, 2019

Grandpa Joe,
I am so glad that my kids are able to have their own special memories of you. We all love you.
Bonita and family

Noelia Sahagun

October 15, 2019

Dad, I love and miss you already. You can now join Mom and look down on us from Heaven above. Give hugs to Pepe and all the family. Until we see each other again..... love you!
~Noelia

Raquel Pena

October 15, 2019

Will miss seeing you at your family BBQ and family gathering.

Ralph Villalobos

October 15, 2019

I want to thank you for all you have taught me. The talk of the 2 roads in life and I had to choose one. I can picture you now dancing with Grandma with the biggest smiles on your face and that is comforting to me. I will miss your jokes and your chuckle. I will miss you! You will never be forgotten.
Love always,
Rascanon

Becky Sahagun

October 15, 2019

Daddy I will always miss you! My heart broke to see you go but I knew you were tired and ready to go with Mom. The only comfort I have is knowing you are no longer in pain. Fly high with the Angels Dad you are free . Until we meet again. I love you!

Vanessa Santibanez

October 15, 2019

Grandpa Joe, although you are no longer with us, it gives me such comfort knowing you are now with grandma again. I will miss you so much and I will always be thinking of you!! I love you! Siempre tu Changa, Nessa!

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