Guadalupe Aguilar, 78, of Mabton passed away Friday, Aug.
6, 2004, at home surrounded by his loving wife and family.
Guadalupe was born Dec. 12, 1925 in Rosebud, Texas to Juan
and Josephine (Cantu) Aguilar. As a youth, he worked as a bell boy. He served
in the U.S. Army in 1945. He moved to Washington State in the 1940’s, working
for Boeing, Hanford and Northwest Glass Co. While at the glass company, Lupe
invented an automated mold cleaner. He had an inventive mind that kept him
Lupe married Phyllis Hernandez in 1985 in Sunnyside. He
farmed Mike Hernandez’s land until he began his own trucking business,
Aguilar’s Sunset Trucking.
He enjoyed traveling to California with family. He was a
very generous and loving man.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Phyllis Aguilar of
Mabton; four sons, Lucio Aguilar of Renton, Ramon Jose Aguilar of Kent, Jesse
Aguilar of Seattle, Carlos Aguilar of Everett; two daughters, Lily Aguilar of
Tacoma and Guadalupe Aguilar of Mabton, all from a previous marriage; five
step-sons, Frank (Marge) Galaviz Jr. of Sunnyside, Richard Galaviz of Tacoma,
Tony (LeAnn) Galaviz of Toppenish, and Steven (Marie) Galaviz and Valentino
(Julie) Galaviz, all of Burien; five step-daughters, Diane Castanada of Mabton,
Sara Galaviz of Sunnyside, Vicky (George) Garza of San Antonio, Texas, Lily
(Aurelio) Bermudez of Sunnyside and Angie (Dan) Harris of Sunnyside; five
brothers, Juan Aguilar of Mabton, Felix (Louise) Aguilar of Texas, Albert
(Yolanda) Carranza of Auburn,
(Mary Ann) Carranza of Mabton and Simon (Diane) Carranza of Eugene, Ore.; four
sisters, Josephine Rodriguez of Grandview, Minnie (Pete) Alvarado of Mabton,
Mary (Mac) Gamboa of Sunnyside and Virginia Molina of Mabton; 20 grandchildren;
30 great-grandchildren, 31 step-grandchildren and 34 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Josephine Carranza;
his father, Juan Aguilar; his step-father, Albert Carranza; an infant daughter;
a sister; two brothers; and a step-son, Rene Galaviz.
Viewing will be held Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, from 3 to 8 p.m.
at Valley Hills Funeral Home Chapel, Sunnyside. Recitation of the Rosary will
be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral
services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Mabton Grace
Brethren Church, with burial to follow at Mabton City Cemetery.