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Jose Humberto Zazueta

November 2, 1938 January 26, 2019
Jose  Humberto Zazueta
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Obituary for Jose Humberto Zazueta

Jose Humberto Zazueta was born November 2, 1938, in Bacobampo, Sonora, Mexico, to Jesus and Margarita (Reyes) Zazueta. He passed away on January 26, 2019, in Whittier, California, at the age of 80.

Jose grew up and went to school in Mexico, but later immigrated to the United States as a young man. It was in Los Angeles that he met the love of his life, Celia Hernandez. They were married in Los Angeles, California, on April 6, 1977, and they were blessed with four children: Jaime, Humberto, Jr., Walberto, and Yanira.

Family was very important to Jose. He found great joy in spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren, as well as his very large extended family. He was a very happy man and lit up the room with his presence. Always very aware of his appearance, Jose liked to make a statement. He was a handsome man and liked to look sharp in very bold colors. His signature fedora would always top off his look.

Music and dancing were among Jose’s greatest passions. He would frequently make music out of whatever was at hand, and it was not uncommon for him to break out in dance at any moment. Such was his love for music and dancing, that he was given the nickname, “Tango,” at a young age. He especially enjoyed listening to ballads of Javier Solis and Mike Laure, and he enjoyed dancing to Cumbia, Merengue and Mambo.

Jose is survived by his wife, Celia; children, Jaime (Socorro) Castaneda, Humberto Zazueta, Walberto Zazueta, and Yanira (Alejandro Reynoso) Zazueta; grandchildren, Anthony, Christine, Nathaniel, Valentino, Zion, Trinity, Rocky, Zsa Zsa, Solrae, Adriel, and Arinay; and siblings, Armando, Adela, Guadalupe, Jorge, Rene, Jilberto, Jildardo, Eustolia, and Graciela.

A vigil will take place at 7pm on Friday, February 8, 2019, at White Emerson Mortuary, 13304 Philadelphia St., Whittier, California. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30am the following morning, Saturday, February 9, 2019, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7215 Newlin Ave., also in Whittier.


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Vigil

Friday

8

Feb

7:00 PM 2/8/2019 7:00:00 PM
White Emerson Mortuary

13304 Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90601

White Emerson Mortuary
13304 Philadelphia Street Whittier 90601 CA
United States

Mass

Saturday

9

Feb

10:30 AM 2/9/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary of the Assumption Church

7215 Newlin Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602

St. Mary of the Assumption Church
7215 Newlin Ave. Whittier 90602 CA
United States

Graveside

Saturday

9

Feb

12:00 PM 2/9/2019 12:00:00 PM
Rose Hills Memorial Park

3888 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601

Rose Hills Memorial Park
3888 Workman Mill Rd. Whittier 90601 CA
United States

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Rose Hills Memorial Park Final Resting Place

3888 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601

3888 Workman Mill Rd. Whittier 90601 CA
United States
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