Jose Coronado

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Jose Coronado
August 18, 1925 - May 22, 2010

Jose Deleon Coronado was born Aug. 18, 1925, in El Mesquite, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He died in his home May 22, 2010, in Las Cruces, N.M. He was 84 years old. His wife was at his side when he left this life to spend eternity with Jesus Christ.

Jose left Mexico for the U.S. in 1941 when he was 16 years old and began work in the migrant labor fields. The hours were long and the work was hard, but he continued working in the fields for several years.

In 1951 he married Inocensia Alonzo Coronado. Together they continued working in the migrant labor fields, following the migrant labor stream from Texas to Washington state. When they began having children, following the migrant labor stream became more arduous. It was then that Jose found a job in Walla Walla, as a laborer for the Union Pacific Railroad. Jose was a hardworking man, and taught his children by his example. His presence is missed very much by his wife and his children, but they are comforted in knowing he is now at rest.

Jose is survived by his wife of 58 years, Inocensia Coronado, who lives in Las Cruces. He is also survived by his sons, Ruben, Albert, Jose R., and Michael Coronado, who live in Las Cruces ; by his daughter, Anita Coronado Clink, who lives in Yakima; and by his son, Daniel Coronado and his daughter-in-law Dawn Coronado, who live in Walla Walla. Jose is also survived by his sisters, Ramona Coronado and Luz Cabralles of Walla Walla; and his brother-in-law, Lucio Coronado.

He is survived by his grandchildren, Curtis Coronado and his wife, Justyn, of Bend Ore., Christopher Coronado, of Las Cruces, Renee Seqault Clink and her husband, James, of Orcas Island, Wash., Jacob, Jeremy, and Andrea Coronado of Walla Walla, and Marissa Coronado-Reyna and her husband, Marcos, of Beverly, Mass. Jose is also survived by several great-grandchildren.

Jose, your wife, your children, your grandchildren and your great-grandchildren miss you so much. Rest in peace and we will see you again.

Jose Deleon Coronado's service will be held Friday, Sept. 24, at First Church Of The Nazarene at 11 a.m.

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