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Joseph L. Apodaca

December 11, 1936 ~ August 27, 2019 (age 82)

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September 3, 2019

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Reardon Funeral Home
511 N. A Street
Oxnard, CA 93030

Funeral Service
September 3, 2019

12:00 PM
Reardon Funeral Home
511 N. A Street
Oxnard, CA 93030

Graveside Service
September 5, 2019

1:00 PM
Santa Clara Cemetery
2370 North H St.
Oxnard, CA 93036

On August 27, 2019, our Lord reached down and took our beloved father by the hand as He walked him through the gates of heaven where he was reunited with his one true love Nena.

 Joseph Louis Apodaca was born on December 11, 1936, in Oxnard California to Charles and Connie Apodaca. He was a beloved husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, great and great great grandfather.

 He spent his younger years living on a ranch in Camarillo with his parents and seven siblings. It was there where he would later meet and fall in love with his wife of fifty years Helen Cobos.

Joseph enjoyed many things throughout his life such as spending time his with family, traveling and vacationing every summer with their children. He was determined to provide for his family. He started by working at a local car wash, and would later work his way up as a detailer at Hall Walk-in Chevrolet. As Joseph grew inexperience, he would also grow to love auto body and painting, and would eventually own three auto body and paint shops.

As a devoted and loving father in his eyes, he would see no wrong in his children, as he loved each and every one of them unconditionally. He would later in life help raise his two grandchildren Little Ronnie and Jennifer Apodaca, whom he adored and carried a special bond with.

Joseph was survived by his six children, Joey (Dolores) Apodaca, Connie (Tim) Chacon, Sally Apodaca, Diana (Raul) Santana, Ronald Apodaca, and James Apodaca; his brothers and sisters, Alice (Tom) Jaggers, Erlinda (Robert) Sanchez, Richard (Irene) Apodaca, Rosemary Bates, and Lydia Lopez; also his 23 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Helen Apodaca, brother Daniel Jess Apodaca, sister Irene Apodaca, grandsons Timothy Chacon and Daniel Jess Romero.

Services will be held on September 3, 2019, at Readon Funeral Home, 511 North A Street, Oxnard, Ca. Public viewing at 11:00 am. Services will be held at 12:00 pm, with a reception to follow. 

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