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COVARRUBIAS, Jessie Agnes-Pardo

May 28, 2013 6:09 AM

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother went home to our Holy Father peacefully, on May 13, 2013. She was 93 years old; born Jessica Agnes-Pardo Leon on August 28, 1919 in Glendale, Arizona to Faustino & Rosaria (Pardo) Leon. She was the second of six children, all preceded her in death.

Jessie moved to Santa Maria in 1935 when she was 16, then lived in Santa Barbara until she met and married her husband, Arthur Covarrubias Sr., a local musician in 1939. He later owned Radiotone Music on Victoria St. They were married for 52 years until his passing in 1991. Jessie loved to dance and enjoyed going to El Paseo, where her future husband (unknowingly at the time) played with his band. After her children were grown, she took a part time job as a yard duty teacher at Adams School and was known as a loving and patient grandmother figure. Everyone young and old called her nana.

Jessie is survived by seven children, William, Arthur Jr., Robert, Lynda, James, Frank, and Barbara, 21 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Jessie was blessed to have lived a long and fruitful life and we were blessed to have had her in our lives for so long. A special thank you to the staff at the CCC in Lompoc, CA for providing her loving care on her final days.

Service was held May 24, 2013 at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel.


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