Jesse Gilbert Villarreal

Born: Wed., Feb. 3, 1943
Died: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Mon., Oct. 16, 2017
Location: Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop

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Jesse Villarreal was born on February 3, 1943 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Faustino and Benito (Vedia) Villarreal.  Jesse spent his young years in Texas.  After high school Jesse joined the United States Marine Corp. He served during the Vietnam War from 1960 to 1966.

In 1967 he married Sharon Britton.  Jesse and Sharon moved to Pendleton in 1971 with their young daughter Michelle.  They later had a son Eric.  Jesse and Sharon eventually divorced.  In 1979 Jesse married Jenine Vasquez who brought a young daughter, Angel, with her to the marriage.

Jesse worked for the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Department from 1972 until 2016 when he retired.  He worked a short time at the prison.

Jesse was active in the Lee Rider’s horse club and served 12 years on the Umatilla County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse.

Jesse is survived by his wife Jenine, at his home; daughter, Michelle Villarreal of Pendleton; son Eric (Dana) Villerreal of California, currently serving in the US Navy; and grandchildren, Abby Vasquez, Cooper Villarreal, Audrey Villarreal, Josie Villarreal ad Kamryn Villarreal; and one great-granddaughter, Faithlynn Vasquez.  Jesse is also survived by his loyal German Shepherd, “Colt”.

Jesse will be sorely missed.

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Mark Britton
   Posted Wed October 11, 2017
Our whole heartly sorrow goes out, and prayers, our loss is heavens gain. Jesse and his laugh, will be missed by many, The Britton Family.

Heidi Carter (Harvey)
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
My heart sank today when I learned of Jesse's passing. I am very sorry you have lost his companionship. I was just thinking about the two of you a few days ago as i remembered the horse ride we took across the fields behind the junior high. He sure could ride his horse fast. If you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask.

Terry Schuening
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
Our deepest sympathies to your family. It is a big loss!!!

Jesse, you will be sooo missed. Your years of working with Dave at the Sheriff's department and most important to me, is when YOU GAVE us our first Rottweiler, Tori. May you REST in peace.

   Posted Fri October 13, 2017
We are so sorry to hear of Jessie passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. If we can help in any way please call.

Tony and Peggy Norris

Jack Stewart
   Posted Sat October 14, 2017
To the Villarreal family,
The Lord God be with you during this loss. Jessie was a friend, and always a smile.
We served well with the Sheriffs Office and many will miss him.
He's is the best place a person could ever want to be.
Jack Stewart and family.

Graciela Dovalina
   Posted Sat October 14, 2017

DEAR TO MY HEART was sent by Gracie Dovalina and Sons.

Christopher Gunn
   Posted Sat October 14, 2017

WARM SMILE was sent by Abigail Gunn.

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. From, MCAS Miramar Dental Clinic

Angela Turner
   Posted Tue October 17, 2017

I am so sorry to hear if Jesse passing, He was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Elden Alexander
   Posted Wed October 18, 2017
It was an honor to have worked along side of Jesse as a Umatilla County Deputy. He was a great instructor and quick to assist in anyway he could. Jesse was spit and polish and represented law enforcement at its highest level. Rest In Peace my friend! Until that great wake up morning. Prayers for his family . I Thessalonians 4:13-18.

Traci Hallos
   Posted Sun October 22, 2017
Jenine,i was shocked when i saw Jesse had passed i am so sorry and send my deepest condolences.You both were like my other family and will never forget what Jesse did for my son in a time of need he taught him a lot,if you need anything i am here.

Cody Britton
   Posted Sun October 22, 2017
Jesse was a great man who had a heart of gold. He will be truly missed by all the family and the many friends he had acquired throughout the years. I am blessed to have called Jesse not only a friend but an Uncle as well. RIP Jesse, until we meet again.

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