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Jesus Joe Rodriguez

Born: Tue., Nov. 19, 1940
Died: Sat., Jun. 22, 2019


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 28, 2019
Location: Mountain View Cemetery


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Jesus Joe Rodriguez, 78, returned home to his Heavenly Father on Saturday June 22, 2019. During the last few months of his life, Joe was in the loving care of his daughter, Cyndi Espinoza in Provo, Utah. Joe was born November 19, 1940, in Pocatello, ID, to Jose V and Nellie Gonzales Rodriguez.

In his youth, Joe enjoyed playing sports. He excelled in baseball as a pitcher and at football as a tailback. In 1961 Joe married Sharon Nancy Skenandore. This union brought 4 beautiful children, Brenda, Joe, Mario, and Cyndi. They were later divorced.

Joe worked for J.R. Simplot for 41 years. He began his career in Pocatello, ID at the Gay Mine. The mine closed in 1993 and Joe moved to Afton, WY where he worked at the Smoky Mountain Mine until he retired.

For the last 30 years, Joe has shared his life with wife, Beth Rodriguez. He had a great fondness for dogs and loved his Boston Terriers. He enjoyed working with his backhoe and used it to help many family and friends during his retirement.

Joe was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in various callings throughout his life. He loved attending the temple. The Star Valley Wyoming temple was a blessing to him.

Joe enjoyed spending time with family. He often gave council to his children and grandchildren. He was thoughtful and concerned for the wellbeing of all his family.

Joe is survived by his wife, Beth Rodriguez, Afton, WY; daughter, Brenda (Abe) Ramirez, Idaho Falls, ID; son, Joe(Alison) Rodriguez, Chubbuck, ID; son, Mario (Lisa) Rodriguez, Pocatello, ID; daughter, Cyndi (Rick) Espinoza, Provo, UT; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and sister, Isabelle Queen . He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and brother, James Rodriguez.

A graveside service will be held Friday, June 28, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery 1520 S. 5th Ave., Pocatello. ID.

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Rod Low
   Posted Tue June 25, 2019
So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He and I had many good times and some hard times together and I loved him. My condolences to the kids, I remember many good times, my love to you all.

Dan and Pat Carter
   Posted Thu June 27, 2019
We were sorry to hear of Joe's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jon Genier
   Posted Sat June 29, 2019
My condolences to your family. May the hope expressed at Job 14:13-15 give you some comfort for your great loss.

Steve Sisneros
   Posted Sun June 30, 2019
Brenda and Family , Just found out that Joe passed away . I extend my sympathy and condolences . Joe was my good friend and buddy from our middle teens until I left Pocatello . He was a special guy and we shared many good times . He was always quiet and mild- mannered and I regret that I did not get the opportunity to see him again . Rest in peace my friend you will always be remembered . You were truly a special friend to me . I remember the "good old days . " Your pal... Steve Sisneros

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