MISSION – Jesus Gaitan, 86, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at his home.
Mr. Gaitan was born on July 1, 1929, in Mission.
Survivors include his children, Alicia G. Garza, Juan Antonio Gaitan, Esmeralda G. Ybarra, Jesus Gaitan Jr., Hilda Gaitan, Mariam G. Tijerina and Gabino Gaitan; and 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Eva G. Gaitan; daughter, Rosalinda G. Hinojosa; and parents, Anastacio and Maria A. Gaitan.
Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 26, from 1 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial follows at San Jose Cemetery in Mission.