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Joe S. (Larregui) Esnoz

Joe S. (Larregui) Esnoz
Joe S. Esnoz (1931-06-20 - 2021-09-28)

2021/09/28 - Wasco, Kalifornia, AEB

(2021eko irailaren 30ean Peters Funeral Home - Wasco, argitaratu heriotz-oharra)

Aita Orondrizko nafarra, Joe S. Esnoz was born on June 20th, 1931, in Fresno, California to Jose and Manuela (Larregui) Esnoz.

He was the youngest of three children. His family moved to Lost Hills when he was 3 years old. It was there that the family continued to work the sheep business for many years to come.

Joe attended Lost Hills School and then Wasco High.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 and fought for his country until he was honorably discharged in 1954 with a Purple Heart.

After coming home from Korea, he purchased his father's sheep. The Esnoz sheep business continued on.

On August 2nd, 1958 Joe married the love of his life, Sharron McDaniel. They had a long and loving marriage of 61 years while raising their two boys, Phillip and Michael, who were their pride and joy.

Along with running his sheep business, Joe served on many boards during his life: Lost Hills Union School, Wasco Union High School, Semi-Tropic Gin, Western Range, and California Woolgrowers Association.

He was also an Honorary member of the Kern County Basque Club.

Joe was an extremely hard-working man, who loved his family and his sheep. He never missed an opportunity to teach those around him, nor did he pass an opportunity to learn something new.

His work ethic was like that of no other, and he instilled in his children and grandchildren the values that he carried so deeply with him. His relentless quest for success in all aspects of his life was immeasurable.

Joe is gone but never forgotten. His memory will live in our hearts forever.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon and sister Florence and survived by his son Phillip Esnoz (Denise), son Michael, grandchildren Nicole Giannelli (Nick), Kristara Esnoz, Joseph Esnoz (Cassie), Emily Finch (Jordan), and Elizabeth Esnoz. Great grandchildren Elise Giannelli and Gracian Esnoz. Sister; Juanita Eyherabide and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 8th, 2021 at Wasco Cemetery, 300 Leonard Ave. Monsignor Frost will officiate, and pallbearers will be: Joseph Esnoz, Nick Giannelli, Pete Valencia, Dan Waterhouse, Les Diffenbaugh, Randy Diffenbaugh. Honorary Pallbearers: Gordon Bergthold, John Frassel, Terri McDaniel, and Carl White.

Goian Bego (GB) - Rest in Peace


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