Jose Oseguera GonzalezSeptember 1, 1921 ~ April 29, 2017 (age 95)
Jose Oseguera Gonzalez was born September 1, 1921 and entered eternal peace on April 29, 2017. He was born in El Paso, Michoacan, Mexico to Anselmo and Antonia Oseguera. Prior to bringing his wife and seven of his eight children to California in 1967 via the Bracero Program. Jose worked in numerous occupations in California cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco. His eighth child was later born in California.
He is preceded in death by his siblings Avelino, Jesusita, Elias, and Cruz. Jose is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Leonor Oseguera Yanez; along with eight children; Maria Elena and Josefina (Juan) of (Merced), Efrain (Maria) of Planada, Fernando (Ofelia) of Madera, Maria (Edward) and Griselda of San Diego, Mario (Julie) and Jose (April) of El Dorado Hills; 15 grandchildren; numerous greatgrandchildren and a great-greatgranddaughter; two siblings, Ventura of Los Angeles and Virginia of Michoacan, Mexico; and many other loving nieces, nephews and relatives.
Prior to retirement Jose was a farm laborer, working predominantly as a tractor driver for Bright’s Nursery in Le Grand. He enjoyed gardening, reading, and using his quick wit to bring a smile or chuckle to all who met him. He was a Cursillista member at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Planada. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the caring staff at Hy-lond Health Care Center of Merced.
Visitation will be held at Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home, 901 West Main, Merced on Friday, May 5th from 1:00-8:00; Rosary will be at 6:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Patrick’s Parish, 671 East Yosemite, Merced on Saturday, May 6th at 9:00 am. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home.