Trinidad Estrada, 88, the son of Ignacio and Soledad Estrada passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, in Grandview.

He was born Sept. 11, 1918.

He liked to see all of his family together enjoying life. The best advice he had for his children was to live happily and live together as supportive members of a family. He was a respectful Christian, his last words before communion were, “I am a Christian, and I am very close to God.” His most common words to his family were the peace of Christ, to accept God’s will, and to respect each other. His favorite song was “El Muchacho Alegre” (The happy young man).

He is survived by his three brothers, Clemente and his wife, Enedina Estrada, from Colima, Mexico; Antonio Estrada from Sunnyside, Jose and his wife, Merced Estrada, from Colima, Mexico; his three daughters, Soledad and her husband, Julian Mendez, from California (two sons), and Carmen and her husband, Leobardo Carrillo, from Coalcoman, Mexico (four children); and Maria Angelita Estrada, from Sunnyside (one daughter); and his five sons, Samuel and his wife, Estela Estrada, from Grandview (seven children), Trinidad and his wife, Olivia Estrada, from Sunnyside (five children), Audel and Catalina Estrada, from Sunnyside, (two children), Belisario Estrada, from Sunnyside, (two sons), and Israel and his wife, Felicitas Estrada, from Sunnyside, (five children).

Trinidad was preceded by his wife, Maria Niño (January 1998), their son, Salvador Estrada (August 2005), who was married to Maria Custodia (five children); daughter, Angelita Maria Estrada (1944), sons, Jesus and Jose Estrada (1948), daughter, Maria Estrada (1952), his brother, Ignacio, who was married to Petra Estrada, and his sister-in-law, Zenaida and her husband, David Contreras, from Coalcoman, Michoacan.

Viewing will be held Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, until 8 p.m. with Recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Sunnyside Chapel of Valley Hills Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sunnyside, with burial to follow in Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to


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