Feb. 1, 1921 — April 10, 2013
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 17 for Luis Puga Ochoa, who died on Thursday, April 10, with his family at his side.
Mr. Ochoa, 92, was born in Santiago Michoacan, Mexico, on Feb. 1, 1921 to Luis and Carmen Ochoa. On Jan.31, 1946 he married his beloved wife of 67 years. He was a West Side resident for over 60 years. His family said Mr. Ochoa was a loving man who had a zest for life and was devoted to his family and was a friend to all.
After retirement in his 70s, he enjoyed gardening with his wife by his side and creating many cherished memories with his family. His passing leaves a lasting void in the hearts of those who loved him.
Mr. Ochoa is survived by his wife of 67 years, Josefa Esquivel Ochoa; three daughters, Esperanza Ochoa, Estella Ochoa and Francisca Ochoa; three sons, Art Ochoa and his wife, Margarita, Jesus Ochoa and his wife, Susan, and Robert Ochoa and his wife, Brenda; 11 grandchildren, Leticia Espinoza-Diaz and her husband, Carlos, Art Ochoa, Jr., Maricela Ochoa, Angelica Ochoa, Veronica Ochoa, Christina Ochoa- Nuno and her husband, Eddie, Emilio Ochoa, Krizel Cruz, Gabriel Ochoa, Anthony Ochoa, Alex Ochoa and five great-grandchildren, Johnathan Diaz, Massen Diaz, Alana, Lola and Ricardo.
A visitation will be observed from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 followed by a recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 529 I St., in Patterson. A second visitation will be at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at the church. Burial will follow at Patterson District Cemetery, 10800 Highway 33, Patterson.
Hillview Funeral Chapel, 450 W. Las Palmas Ave., Patterson, is handling the arrangements.