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Our amazing and wonderful man, Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grand-father and Great Grandfather Joe “Hito Jaques entered into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ peacefully at home on Monday, June 15, 2020. Hito was born and raised in Santa Ana, California on Laurel Street. He was a devoted husband to his Wife Helen Guillen Jaques for over 62 years. They shared a lifetime of memories and have 4 wonderful kids, Eddie, David, Laura and Lisa, who meant the world to him and there was nothing that he wouldn’t do for them. He was extremely proud of his family and his heart was full of love for them. He would attend every event, every school activity, car show and fundraiser. He never missed a game, anything that included his family, he was there no matter the distance. He was a proud Grandpa and Great Grandpa, “Papa Hito”. Hito had 11 Grand-Kids Trisha, Sophia, Marissa, Noah, Andrew, Zachary, Taylor, Natalie, Nathan, Jacob and Bella. Papa Hito also had 9 Great-Grand-kids Kaleb, Lexie, Kayla, Elijah, Jayden, Mya, Tyson, Alexander and Mila. And yes, we all got stuck together during the quarantine time and we all stayed home together and HE LOVED It!!! His parents Jose and Maria Jaques were a loving anchor for the family and had 7 children. Hito had 5 brothers and 1 sister, Jesus Garcia (D), Emilio Garcia (D), Margaret Gonzalez (D), Ray Garcia, Russel (Leo) Jaques (D) and Robert Jaques. He loved sports and his favorite team was the Green Bay Packers. He loved traveling especially with Helen as they would just get in the car and drive. He was always ready to give you a ride or go somewhere. He loved visiting relatives that were far away as he enjoyed everyone’s company. He had a huge heart and would give you the shirt off his back always putting everyone he loved first. His longtime friends meant the world to him and he told the best stories of how it was back in the day in Santa Anita in the 50’s. He was a proud ORIGINAL member of the Mid Nite Cruisers and he loved old cars and was a big supporter in bringing back the Mid Nite Cruisers and passing on the legacy. He left us with a lifetime of memories, he loved each one of us and he made sure that we knew how much we meant to him. He taught us all how to love the Lord, a lesson that will live on. Oh, and in case you are wondering how Hito got his nick-name, it came from his mom Maria. She called him” Mi Hijito”, spanish for my son, in short “HITO” and in 1953, Hito got his name tattooed on his left hand at the Pike in Long Beach. When you come by to pay your respects, please bring us copies of any pictures for us to keep and if you can, we would like for you to share your memory by writing it down and give it to us at the viewing so that we as a family can reflect on them after these days pass. Papa Hito you are truly missed!!!
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