Ausencio L. Balderas Sr.

1947 - 2013


Ausencio L. Balderas Sr.

Feb. 8, 1947 — Sept. 18, 2013

Longtime Walla Walla resident

Ausencio L. “Chencho” Balderas Sr. died Sept. 18, 2013, at the age of 66. He was born on Feb. 8, 1947, to Abraham Balderas-Lopez and Ana Maria Balderas Cortez in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He was one of 14 children. On Sept. 15, 1974, he married the love of his life, Maria Balderas Hernandez, in Monterrey NL, Mexico. He joined his wife in Walla Walla in 1975.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years and their two sons, Ausencio Jr. and wife Maria Balderas and Gabriel Balderas; daughter, Michelle and husband Mike Nino; three grandchildren, Andrew, Natalia and Marissa Balderas.

Viewing will be held on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home at 1 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 6 p.m. Mass will be at St. Patrick’s Church on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at 10 a.m. A reception will follow after burial at the reception hall of St. Patrick’s Church. Memorial contributions can be made at any Banner Bank location under the name Gabriel Balderas, FBO Ausencio Balderas.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at


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