Jesus DeLuna, 93, of Rupert, Idaho, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2019.
Jesus was born the 7th child to Jose Maria DeLuna and Josefa Salinas in Piedras Negras, Coahilla, Mexico on August 6th, 1925. He married Juanita Esquivel on June 15, 1945. They raised six children Balvina, Armando, Arnulfo, Elida, Victor and Agustin. In 1980, Jesus moved his family to Rupert, Idaho and worked for Ross Hunsaker and Devon Hunsaker for several years until he retired in1990.
He is survived by his children Armando (Lidia), Arnulfo (Bertha), Elida (Blas) Martinez, Victor (Michelle), Agustin (Michelle); one brother Juan; and over 75 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; his wife Juana; his daughter Balvina; a granddaughter Magdalena; grandson Sean Ramirez; his brothers Jose Maria, Pablo, Victor, Gonzalo, Aurelio; sisters Guadalupe, Virginia, Josefina, Adelina and Esperidona.
Funeral mass was held Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Burley, Idaho. Padre Mark Uhlenkott of the Little Flower Catholic Church officiated. Burial was in the Rupert Cemetery.
The family of Jesus would like to thank Countryside Care for his care during his time living there. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home, 188 South Hwy 24 in Rupert.