January 09, 2009
Jairo Daniel Franco It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Jairo Daniel Franco. Jairo passed away unexpectedly on the morning of January 2, 2009 at the age of 20, as the result of a tragic automobile accident.Jairo was born in Ventura on March 4, 1988 to the union of Maria and Jose Franco. He spent most of his early years traveling from Mexico to Santa Paula, and eventually situated with his family in Santa Paula. He took occasional vacations to Mexico during the winter.A graduate of Santa Paula High School, Jairo was currently attending Ventura College working towards his business degree while employed at Washington Mutual in Ventura.Although Jairo’s life was cut very short, his memories will last forever. His enormous smile brought happiness to all around him. Hijack, as he was affectionately known to his friends, was a very caring person that was always there for you. There was never a dull moment when Jairo was around, always joking and playing tricks on people. He lived life to the fullest. Jairo was rarely seen without one of his hats that he loved so much, each always matching with what he wore for the day. His smile has been engraved in the hearts of many, and we will continue to hear his affectionate and contagious laugh.Jairo is survived by his mother and father, Maria and Jose Franco; brother Jesus “Chuche” Franco; sisters, Sandra Salazar (Eric), Arizbel Almazan (Eduardo) and Dulce “Candy” Franco; nephews Alejandro, Diego and Eduardo Jr.; maternal grandmother Francisca Martinez; paternal grandparents Cosne and Natalia Franco; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.Dios extendio Su mano, y tu la tomaste y caminaste hacia El.Tu supiste ser un buen hijo, un buen hermano, un tío divertido, un primo como ningun otro, un umigo excepcional, un companero amigo en el que se puede confiar.Todos te vamos a extranar. Una persona como tu es dificil olvidar. No te decimos adios, sino hasta luego…
God extended His hand and you walked towards Him.You knew how to be a good son, a good brother, a fun uncle, a cousin like no other, an exceptional friend, a friend you could always trust.We are all going to miss you. A person like you is hard to forget. We won’t say goodbye, instead we’ll say see you later.In lieu of flowers, a donation account has been set at Washington Mutual at 3498 Telephone Rd., Ventura.Visitation will be held on Friday, January 9 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Church of Angels Chapel, 600 East Pleasant St., Santa Paula, with a rosary to be recited at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Santa Paula. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 10 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Santa Paula. Interment to follow at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery in Santa Paula.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family owned and operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services of Santa Paula, California. For further information please call (805) 229-7054.

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