Oscar Jurado, 77, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2018 at his home in Mesa,Arizona. He was born in Barstow, Texas on April 13, 1941. He is preceded in death by his parents Carlos and Trinidad.
Oscar led a joyous and fulfilling life with his loving wife, Lupe by his side. He was blessed with two children, Carlos and Vanessa, ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and another great- grandchild on the way. He has three sisters, Michaela, Lydia, and Linda who reside in Hobbs, New Mexico. He also has his daughter-in-law, Lindsey, many nieces, and nephews.
Oscar spent most of his life as an auto body painter,skills that he passed down to his son, Carlos. He was well known not only for his painting skills, but also his dancing talents and his amazing pool skills. He would later teach his son and grandsons how to play pool. After his retirement in 2008, he continued to do side jobs, loved tinkering around the house, and cooking for an army. His wife, Lupe, often joked that they would have leftovers for days. Oscar will be greatly missed by his family. His legacy will be carried on through them.
The viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM followed by a Rosary at 6:00 PM at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr. Mesa, Arizona 85213. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Catholic Church 1244 S. Power Road Mesa, Arizona 85206 with burial services to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.