Jose was born on February 6, 1943 in Calivillo, Aguas Calientes, Mexico. He served in the military there. After coming to the United States he became a US Citizen, working in concrete and construction. Jose was a very caring and giving person. He was well known by many. Jose enjoyed always being around friends and family and listening to music. Friends and family always knew Jose would be there for them if they needed anything at all. Jose didnt care if it was his last penny or if he was so busy he always found a way to help. Jose passed away on September 28, 2023 in Grand Junction, Colorado with friends and close family at his side. Jose left this earth with one big last smile before his last breath. He will be sorely missed by so many! He is survived by his wife - Margie, Daughter - Marla, Son in law - Felipe, Granddaughter - Veronica, Grandson - Martin, Daughter - Toney, Son in law - Joe, Daughter - Kathy, as well as MANY other friends.
Jose left the biggest mark on many lives without them even realizing it until now that he is no longer with us. Memories of going over to their house when my brother and I were small, just to say "Hi" and leaving with a $20 bill and a lecture and or life lesson, and or hearing him singing some of his favorite songs. Not only did that happen to my brother and I, but now to my daughters every time he would stop by. The last few years have been so many ups and downs and I can say my grandpa Jose gave me so many positive talks and told me to always tune out what didn't matter and to keep my head up and continue forward. He made sure to tell me to let him know if I needed anything to tell him. I am going to miss being outside and seeing him drive up and yell "Como estas mi Vero?" I wish I could have that one more time or just one more reassurance from him that everything will be ok. He didn't leave this earth without dancing with me or at least trying to, and that will be the best memory I can carry knowing I was there by his side, helpless but there.
*Presented by Jose Rodriguez's granddaughter Veronica Jimenez