Jose Guillermo Ibarra Sr., 63, of Orange, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, in Orange.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the St. Francis Catholic Church, 4300 Meeks Drive in Orange. Rite of Christian Burial and Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. A rosary and vigil service will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Jose was born on Dec. 14, 1947 in San Felipe, Guanajuato, Mexico to parents, Hesiquio and Maria Concepcion Ibarra, he lived in Orange for the last 20 years as well as on the family ranch in Mexico. Jose worked as a fence builder, was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Orange. Jose was a man of a strong work ethic, he enjoyed helping people, he enjoyed spending time with his family and he enjoyed working on the family farm in Mexico.

Jose is preceded in death by his parents; his infant son, Juan Miguel Ibarra and his infant daughter, Graciela Ibarra.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his loving wife, Graciela Martinez Ibarra of Orange; his daughters, Maria Ramona Vela and husband Hector of Orange, Maria Gisela Ibarra of Orange, Cirila Concepcion Vela and husband Miguel of Orange, Maria Juana Mendez and husband Ramon of Mexico and Maria del Carmen Ibarra of Orange; his sons, Jose Guillermo Ibarra Jr. and wife Ana, David Alfonso Ibarra and wife, Paula and Juan Miguel Ibarra all of Orange; his sister, Sanjuana Cortez and husband, Panfilo of Houston; his brothers, Marcelino Ibarra of Mexico, Belarmino Ibarra and wife Ruperta, Pedro Ibarra and wife Basilisa, Bonifacio Ibarra and wife Maria, and Gabriel Ibarra and wife Teresa all of Orange; fourteen grandchildren and numerous extended family.