Jesus O. Cardenas, 79, of Bandera, Texas, passed away on May 15, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Hondo, Texas to Juan Jose Cardenas and Juanita Ortiz Cardenas on September 30, 1941. He married Maria Socorra on May 10, 1960 in Hondo, Texas. They were married 61 years on their anniversary this May.
He went to school in Hondo, Texas and worked as a ranch foreman and also at Boyles Food Store. He was employed as a foreman for Hevenors Lumber and Hardware in Bandera, Texas for 19 years. Jesus was involved in Little League in Bandera and active in the community for many years, becoming a great mentor for many. He was also a big fan and supporter of the Bandera Bulldog High School athletic teams.
Jesus Cardenas was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Juanita Cardenas; son, Jesus Cardenas; brothers, Juan Cardenas, David Cardenas; sisters, Sopas, Chavela, Grace, Elvida, Angie, and Maria.
Jesus Cardenas is survived by his wife, Maria Cardenas; daughters, Jane Romero (Chris), Anna Sarabia (Jimmy); sons, Johnny Cardenas ( Lisa), Mike Cardenas (Desirae), Jesse Cardenas (Georgina), Epi Cardenas ( Paty), Gilbert Cardenas (Olivia), Jeremiah Sierra (Erica); brother, Gustavo Cardenas ( Nina); sister, Ophelia Lopez; twenty one grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A Rosary was held at Grimes Funeral Chapels, Bandera, Texas, Monday, May 24, and viewing was on Tuesday, May 25, at Grimes Funeral Chapels, Bandera, Texas with Funeral Service and Burial immediately following at St. Stanislaus New Catholic Cemetery. Rev. Msgr. Frank Kurzaj officiating.
Pallbearers were Geronimo Cardenaz, Anulfo Cardenas, Larry Cardenaz, Joe Anthony Guajardo, Joe Robert Guajardo, Agustine DeLeon, Lupe DeLeon, and Luis Cardenas.