Eugene C. Pereira
December 25, 1929 – August 10, 2018
Eugene Pereira passed away in the morning on Friday August 10th, 2018, at the age of 88. He was a Christmas baby, born December 25th, 1929 in Livermore, CA. He lived in Tracy, CA, all of his life, graduating from Tracy Joint Union High School. He primarily worked at W&P Hardware in Tracy.
Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 46 years, Inell Pereira.
Parents; Lawrence T. Pereira (deceased) & Frances Walker (deceased).
5 siblings; Lawrence W. Pereira (deceased), Rose Mary Keller, Sharon Garvey, Mary Ann Jordan, and Dennis Walker (deceased)
4 children; William (Bill) Lucas (deceased), Mark Lucas, Daniel (Danny) Pereira, and Edward Pereira
Eugene had 8 grandchildren. Colleen, Allison, Jennifer, Alyssa, Skyler, Kyle, Ashley, Megan, and 4 great grandchildren.
Eugene was retired and enjoyed his summers in North Idaho with Son Danny & his family. Eugene was a very hard worker and family man. In his early days he enjoyed (well maybe!) working on his father’s apricot farm. A little later, hunting and going on activities with the motorcycle club, much to Inell’s dismay! But as they say, it’s better to ask forgiveness than permission.
He had a best friend named Butch and the stories he told of all the trouble they used to get into were fascinating. We heard the stories so many times it’s like we were there with them.
He also enjoyed family vacations to various locations when Danny and Edward were young. Later, he and Inell did some day trips and several trips up to North Idaho. On one trip to North Idaho, he and Inell didn’t go straight home to Tracy. Instead they went rogue and spent the next two weeks going all over without letting family know. When Danny called to see if they made it home Edward said they didn’t come home yet. They had no cell phone and everyone was frantic as to where they were. Finally, after a week, they checked in by motel phone. Needless to say, they got a strong talking to. They thought it was funny how their kids were worried about them instead of the other way around.
He was pretty dang serious about his garden and the stock market. He called it “doing his numbers”. After Inell passed away in 2007, Gene became obsessed with DVD’s and the wonderful world of movies. He became a regular at the $5 bin at Walmart in two states, and when he found out you could order them on Amazon, he was like shag on a rug! He also learned how to cook… real fast… as he was now living like a bachelor.
He will be dearly missed and, in our hearts, forever.
A memorial service will be held at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 South Central Ave., Tracy, California 95376 on Wednesday, August 22nd, 20018 at 2:00pm.