MISSION – Jesus (Jesse) Larios was born to Francisco Larios and Cecilia Gonzalez on March 16, 1918, in Atoyac, Jalisco, Mex.
Mr. Larios married Esperanza Avila on Jan. 24, 1955, in Ciudad Valles, San Luis Potosi, Mex. He immigrated to the USA in 1950 as a farm worker under the “Bracero Program” initiated by the American government in 1942. He managed to get a sixth grade education and, after working many years as a farm worker, was hired by Texas Parks and Wildlife where he retired after 23 years of service.
He was a member of Our Lady of St. John of the Fields Catholic Church in Mission where he served as a leader and lay minister.
Survivors include his wife; children, Joe Larios, Jesse Larios, Patricia Faustina Tabb and Rosa Long; and nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held on Feb. 28 at St. John of the Fields. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.