Rafael Oláguez Barraza passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 31, 2022. Rafael was born on July 14, 1938 in Jose Maria Morelos, Durango, Mexico, to his parents Cresencio Oláguez and Maria De Jesus Barraza.
He first came to the United States in 1965 as a bracero worker. He has been a resident of Tracy since 1975. He worked for Frank Silveira for 26 years as a Land Leveler. He later became the proud owner of Durango Bulldozer for 16 years. He retired at the age of 75 years old.
Rafael leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years, Ofelia Carrasco Oláguez; daughters, Luz Maria Mendez (Roberto), Alma Paez Oláguez (Salvador), Monica Lipari (Robert), Marisela Ceballos (Fabian) and son Mario Oláguez. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers (Jesus and Miguel) and a son Rafael Oláguez Jr. He leaves behind 12 grandchildren.
Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 South Central Avenue, Tracy is honored to serve the Oláguez Family. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday, April 18, 2022, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 11:00 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 West Eaton Avenue, Tracy. He will be laid to rest at Tracy Public Cemetery, 501 East Schulte Road, Tracy.
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