MISSION – Jesus M. Becho, 89, passed away on March 29, 2016, at Paxvilla Hospice, seven days after the death of his wife, Serapia Maria Becho.
Mr. Becho was born on April 13, 1927, in Mission to Adan and Dolores Becho. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. When he returned to Mission, he was employed as an aircraft mechanic assistant for over 25 years at Moore Air Base in McCook. He served his community as a volunteer firefighter for the Mission Fire Department.
Survivors include his children, Jesus M. Becho, Eloy Becho, Rogelio Becho, Gerardo Becho, Carlos Becho, Jose Luis Becho, Leticia Borrego, Lidia Alvares, Juanita Garza, Norma Rios, Patricia Montemayor and Mary Ann Keene; and 27 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 1, from 1 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Flores Funeral Home in Mission. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 2, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission with Rev. Roy Snipes, OMI, officiating. Burial follows at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen with full military honors conducted by Catholic War Veterans Post #1065 of Mission.