Our family patriarch, Juan "Johnny" G. Trevino, 79, of Grandview, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his home while reading a good book and enjoying the springtime air.
Juan was born July 4, 1933 in Edinburg, Texas to Carlos and Candida (Gil) Trevino. As a July 4th baby, he was very patriotic and proud to hail from the state of Texas.
He fell in love with Concepcion Villanueva, and the two were married on July 11, 1953.
Juan was a hard worker and was a self-employed truck driver, hauling agricultural products from potatoes to watermelons.
He was an active parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church and often served as a Eucharistic minister.
What Juan enjoyed most was hunting with family and friends, reading his Louis L'Amour and history books, watching the Seahawks and western movies, and spending his time with family.
His generosity towards his family and strangers left a huge mark upon those who knew him. He would invite any passerby off the street into his home and make them feel welcome.
Juan is survived by those who loved him, his wife, Concepcion of Grandview; nine children, Juan Carlos (Norma) Trevino, Jesus (Rosario) Trevino, David (Dianne) Trevino and Max Trevino, all of Grandview, Sylvia (Jerry) Perales of Richland, Dolores (Gary) Torrence of Tacoma, Linda (Oliver) Brock and Lee Trevino of Olympia, and Lydia (Eric) Roach of Indiana; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
As the last of his immediate family, he was preceded in death by five siblings, Francisca, Esteban, Maria, Lorenzo and Alicia; as well as his parents.
Our family would like to extend our warmest thanks and appreciation to the doctors and nurses that cared for him during the latest years of his life.
Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, May 13, 2013, from 3 to 8 p.m., with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Grandview. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview, with burial to follow at Grandview Cemetery. A luncheon and time of fellowship will be held at the church following the graveside.
Those wishing to sign Juan's on-line memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com.
Smith Funeral Homes Ltd. and Crematory in Grandview is in charge of arrangements.