Jess Cota Perales, born 10/15/1950 returned to God 06/05/2021, was a loving husband to Velma Perales, father to Jess Perales Jr, Veronica Perales and Irene Perales, grandfather to Ariel Werner, Alexia Avila, Jesse James Perales, Brianna Gonzalez, Daniel Perales, Derek Perales, and Jordan Perales, great grandfather to Aubrey Werner, Hadley Avila, Kinzey Werner, and Weston Werner, brother to Rosie Camp, Clara Garcia, Rita Perales, Steve Perales and Alice Perales, uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Jess was loved and respected by all who knew him. He had a heart of gold and loved every aspect of life. With all the stories everyone has been sharing he truly touched so many lives. Above all things Jess valued his family and the closeness they all had. He taught his children and grandchildren the importance of putting family above all things and that family is Everything!
Jess was a light to any room, with his big smile and infectious laugh, he showed how much he loved the life he had created. He was so wise and loved to share his stories and give advice to his loved ones. He was the most kind, selfless, non judgmental person with the absolute biggest heart one could ever know. His smile said a thousand words.
Jess loved to fish, hunt, camp, travel, but most of all he loved to BBQ and be surrounded by his family.
Services for Jess will begin on Wednesday, June 16th at Turlock Memorial Park viewing will be from 4-6pm, with the Rosary from 6-7pm.
Church services will be held at Sacred Heart Church, in Turlock, June 17th at 11am with the burial to follow.