Jose Oscar Saenz, 69, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at his home with his loving wife at his bedside. He was born in San Diego, Texas on December 23, 1947 to his parents, Jose and Herminia M. Saenz. He was a graduate of San Diego High School, Class of 1966. He was U.S. Army Veteran and served his country during the Vietnam Era. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) after 25 years of employment. He served as secretary of the San Diego Water District for over ten years. He enjoyed spending time at his ranch and learning about the history of San Diego. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Roel M. Saenz.

Jose Oscar is survived by his wife of 43 years of marriage, Rosalinda H. Saenz of San Diego, Texas; two daughters, Melissa (Justin) Owen of Manor, Texas; Angelica Saenz of Austin, Texas; two brothers, Angel (Idalia) Saenz and Noe (Norma) Saenz both of San Diego, Texas; two sisters, Yolanda Saenz and Thelma (John) Cano both of San Diego, Texas; sister-in-law, Teodora Saenz of San Diego; two grandchildren, Elara and Maya Owen; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 pm. on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas. Military Graveside Service and Interment will be held at 2 p.m. at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home, San Diego, Texas 361-279-3311