Passed Away On: April 11, 2020

Chris Robles Soto Jr. passed away on April 11, 2020, at his home at the age of 71. Chris was born in Santa Ana, California on May 29, 1948, to Chris and Ruby Soto.

Soon after his father passed away in 1954, Chris and his two brothers and two sisters moved to San Juan Bautista. In 1955, they moved to Hollister to begin their new lives. Chris attended Sacred Heart School and San Benito High School. He graduated from Gavilan Community College with an AA degree in Business Administration and Police Science.

On March 14, 1969, he married the love of his life, Mercedes and was married to her until his death for 51 years. Chris was well known for owning E’s Ranch Milk for many years. He sponsored many sports teams including the Little League Angels, men and women’s softball teams. Chris passed on his love of sports, most notably baseball and enjoyed watching his children play sports.

Chris is survived by his loving wife Mercedes, his children Olympia Soto, Christina M Soto, Marta Benavidez and Chris Soto III. Chris had five grandchildren Jazmin Soto, Chris Soto IV, Lyli Soto, Marissa Benavidez and Benjamin Benavidez. He has three sisters Dolores Hernandez, Frances Mendez, Linda Rodarte and five surviving brothers, Michael Regalado, José Luis Regalado, Peter Regalado, Phillip Regalado and Alfred Regalado. He is preceded in death by his father, Chris A. Soto, his mother Ruby Regalado and his brothers, Manuel Soto and Robert Soto. Chris has numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

His services will be private.