After a recent diagnosis of stomach cancer, Jose passed away peacefully at his Menifee, CA home on July 11, 2018. He was 91. Jose was born in Managua, Nicaragua and previously lived in Murrieta, CA; Long Beach, CA; and San Francisco, CA. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Jose Was a welder at Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco, CA and was transferred to the Naval Shipyard in Long Beach, CA after Hunter's Point was closed. He was a graduate of Long Beach City College.
Jose was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed family gatherings, traveling, listening to music, working in the garden, volunteering at St. Martha's food pantry, painting and drawing. He created award winning art.
Jose was preceded in death by the mother of his children and wife, Nancy, his son Frank, his parents and his five siblings.
He is survived by his wife Patricia, daughters Carmen Talavera and Cindi (Bob) Davenport, sons Jose Jr. (Lisa) and Mario (Jenny), grandchildren Robert (Cheryl) Davenport, Jayme (Kris) Spencer, Christina Talavera, Cameron Talavera, Austin Talavera, and Taylor Talavera, and great-granddaughters Cambria and Kaiana Spencer, and Reese Davenport. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The Talavera/Davenport Families would like to thank Inland Valley Hospice for their care and support.
When we look to the night sky Shakespeare's words will come to mind:
"When beggars die, there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes."
Dad, you were a prince among men. We love you, we will miss you, and you will be forever in our hearts.