Jesus Rodriguez Calderon was born on March 9th, 1947 and passed away at the age of 73 on September 27th, 2020. Felix and Bertha Calderon gave life to Jesus in Mexico and at a young age moved cross country in search for the American dream before settling down in Nyssa, Oregon.
Throughout Jesus’s lifetime he experienced adversity such as being drafted for the Vietnam War. Although he did not experience combat he was proudly ready to serve.
Jesus lived during an era of segregation, and often fought for his own civil rights. He often spoke of his own experiences, and how he overcame adversity. This adversity motivated Jesus to maintain United States Citizenship during a difficult era of his lifetime.
Jesus Calderon did find the American dream during the latter years of his life. Jesus found solidarity working in agriculture, hard labor occupations, and as a truck driver. However, he never stopped working from sunrise to sunset.
Jesus Calderon is still regarded as a very hard and loyal worker by everyone he met during his lifetime. Jesus enjoyed working hard and putting dedication into his family, friends and occupation. This devotion led him to meeting his devoted wife Elia Gaudelupe Ura in 1984. During their marriage Jesus and Elia Calderon had three children; Jesus Calderon Jr., Jessica Ura Calderon and David James Calderon. In 1997, after much sacrifice Jesus and Elia were able to purchase a five acre plot of land in Parma, Idaho and with the help of family and friends were able to construct a house they soon called home. After Jesus Calderon retired he dedicated himself to his family, land, raising cattle, and fishing. Jesus aspired to making his home look like a paradise and a sanctuary using his entrepreneurial inventions. The paradise he created was surrounded by beautiful tall trees, flowers, green grass and pastures stretching across all five acres. Jesus Calderon entered heaven in September 27th, 2020 but will always reside in the paradise he created for his loved ones and within our hearts. Jesus will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and son.
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