Jesse Angel Jr, 62, of Livingston, passed away on April 9th surrounded by all of his family, after a long battle from lung disease.
Jesse was born on August 16th 1960 to Jesus and Guadalupe in La Yacata, Michoacan, Mexico.
When Jesse was a young boy the family moved to El Reparito.
When he wasn’t in school, Jesse spent time with his brothers hunting with homemade slingshot, swimming in river ponds, riding burros, mules and fishing with homemade bow and arrows.
He spent a lot time helping his father and grandfather run their ranch. He excelled in milking, ranching and doctoring cattle with his sidekick, a dog name Zepeleen.
Jesse along with his family moved to the Central Valley in 1976.
Jesse’s love of agriculture led him to start many business opportunities.
He started selling firewood as a side business when he was working for a local farmer. The firewood sales would become his first career. From there he was able to purchase his own ranch where he farmed almonds. He expanded his firewood business into Angel Farms Ag Services where he did many things, but specialized in orchard removal as well as grinding.
In 1980, Jesse met Mary Ann in Modesto. Jesse and Mary Ann went on to have 4 children, Diane, Jesse, Andrea, and Stephanie.
Jesse had a passion to work and prosper in life. He worked hard to support his family, as an Angel tradition which was founded by his father, Jesus. Jesse had since passed this trait onto his children.
Jesse never fully retired, even while being ill. He did spend the last couple years of life enjoying his days with his partner Sandra. Spending as much time as he could watching his granddaughter Raelynn grow.
Jesse was predeceased in death by his father Jesus, and Su Tio David of whom he looked up to, and was inspired to be like.
He is survived by his mother Guadalupe, his 4 children: Diane(Arnaldo)Angel-Gomez, Jesse(Krystal) Angel, Andrea(James) Angel-Oliver, and Stephanie Angel, Granddaughter: Raelynn Angel, significant other Sandra, his brothers: Joseph(Leti), Isaac, Tony(Norma) and Lupe(Barbara) as well as nephews and nieces: Nadine(Jose) Castillo, Ryan, Alex, Jody, Diego, Paola, Krystian, and Yulianna Angel.
A viewing will be held at Wilson Funeral Home in Merced on April 20th, from 4 to 7pm.
A Rosary will be held at St Anthony’s Catholic Church in Atwater on April 21st at 9:30am with a Funeral Mass to follow beginning at 10am. His final resting place will follow at Winton Cemetery District.
He will be forever in our hearts and missed by so many.