Demas Vasquez, 75, Bridgeport
Demas Vasquez, 75, of Bridgeport, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Morrill County Community Hospital in Bridgeport. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Monday, April 15, 2013 at All Soul's Catholic Church in Bridgeport with Father Dave Rykwalder as Celebrant. Interment will be at Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery in Bridgeport. Visitation will be Sunday from 2pm til 5pm at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Bridgeport and a Rosary Service at 6pm at the church. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of any flowers, memorials be made in Demas's honor in care of the family. Online condolences may be left and memorial candles in Demas's memory may be lit at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com. Jolliffe Funeral Home in Bridgeport is in charge of arrangements.
Demas was born March 26, 1938 in North Platte, NE to Jacinto and Ventura (Guttierez) Vasquez. He attended grade school in Northport, NE and graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1956. He attended college at Western Nebraska College in Scottsbluff and graduated with an Associate's Degree in Business in 1958. He married Sandie Garcia in 1960 in Alliance, Ne and they then moved to San Francisco, CA. In 1974 they returned to Bridgeport where they owned and operated Sandies' Liquor until 1986. Demas worked for Stateline Bean Coop for 31 years and retired in March 2013.
Demas loved to camp with his family in the Grand Tetons. He enjoyed listening to his IPOD, traveling and was an avid reader and rock collector. It's been said that Demas never met a rock he didn't like.
He is survived by his wife Sandie, son John (Rhonda) Vasquez; daughters Angela and Christine Vasquez; grandsons Anthony and Nick Garcia; great granddaughter Miss Layla; siblings Marce Vasquez, Mary Benevides, Vicki Aris, Vick (Barb) Vasquez, Tina (Rick) DeFries, Delores Ayala, Mickie Camarillo, Lee (Sue) Vasquez, and Pat (Frank) Gonzales; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His parents and one infant brother preceded him in death.
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