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Obituary for Frank Barrera

Frank Barrera
Frank Barrera
Resident of Vacaville, CA

Frank Barrera peacefully passed away, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, February 10, 2017. He lived to a joyful, old age of 94. Frank is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rose Garza Barrera, his daughter Camille (Sergio) Gutierrez of Vacaville, CA, his son Raymond (Esther) Cantu of San Antonio, TX, his grandchildren Rosa Angela Mendoza, Mario Antonio II. (Jenefer) Mendoza, Michael Omar Gutierrez from Vacaville, CA, Roseanna Cantu Leal of San Antonio, TX, Leticia Nicole Cantu and Raymond Roy Cantu of San Antonio, TX, his great grandchildren Angelyka Camille Mendoza-Landin, Xavier Antonio Mendoza of Vacaville, CA, Alexandria Rose and Viviana Belen Leal of San Antonio, TX, Joseph Luciano Cirlos and Arianna Claris Garcia of San Antonio, TX, his nieces Olga (Henry) Benavides of San Antonio, TX, Irene Esparza of New Braunfels, TX, Kathy Flego of Galveston, TX, Rosario “Sara” Rios of Tomball, TX and several great nieces and nephews in Texas.

Born October 5th, 1922 and raised in New Braunfels, TX, the middle child of seven, to Leandro (farmer) and Viviana Barrera, Frank learned the value of working hard with his hands. At the age of 17, he entered into the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at Split Rock, Wyoming and three years later he joined the United States Merchant Marines, where he traveled all over the world. Frank served in the U.S. Merchant Marines for several years. His time included serving during World War II.

Frank and Rose were married 16 years when they journeyed together with their daughter Camille to San Francisco, CA in 1964. Frank wanted to build a better life for his family on the California coast where his roots became complete.

On a personal note, Frank’s friends in San Francisco nicknamed him “St. Frank of Assisi due to his love for animals. He would feed stray cats, dogs, birds and any living creature in need. He never went a day without having a dog of his own with which to take walks and naps. Frank’s passions were watching his grandkids play sports or draw, gardening, praying, telling old stories and jokes, jazz, mariachi and Tejano music, baseball and football (S.F. Giants, N.Y. Yankees, 49ers, and Dallas Cowboys), Mexican food (tamales and menudo), watching old movies from the 1930’s – 1950’s, and reading the newspaper.

Although Frank was a man of few words, his quiet expressions of love for his wife and family were found in his gentle smile, his generosity, his kindness and his willingness to give to others without hesitation. Frank was a private man who taught us the value of pursuing life to the fullest and loving each other, our family, and most of all loving God. Rest now in the room the Lord prepared for you, Frank.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Thursday, March 2nd at Oakmont Funeral and Cremation Services, 180 E. Monte Vista Avenue, Vacaville, California 95688, Father Mike McFadden will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the ASPCA https://www.aspca.org/ or to your favorite charity.
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