Joe H. Elizondo
Funeral services for Joe H. Elizondo, 73, were held at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Sacramento on Saturday, Nov. 2. Joe passed away in Sacramento on Oct. 21 after a lengthy illness.
Born in Tehachapi on Aug. 1, 1940, he attended Tehachapi Valley schools from K-12 grade, graduating from Tehachapi High School in 1958, where he was a fine all-around athlete.
Joe worked for many years at the California Portland Cement Company in Mojave while residing in Tehachapi. Joe left the Tehachapi area in 1974 and relocated to Northern California. During their years in Northern California, Joe and his family lived in Live Oak for nearly 20 years before moving to Sacramento in 1996. Joe worked for many years at a utility company in Marysville.
He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Eneida, and his six adult children: Gina of Palmdale, Aaron, Joseph (Gabby), and Mandy of Bakersfield, Esther and Jose Jr. (Jay) from Sacramento; 18 grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Josefa Elizondo; sisters, Balbina, Lala, Lucille, Mary; brothers, Tony and David. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.