Passed Away On: December 27, 2019

Rafael Guardado passed away in Hollister at the age of 88.
The Rosary will be on Monday, January 6, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home. The Mass will be on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Benedict Church with interment at Calvary Cemetery.
He came to California from Jalisco, Mexico in the early 1950s in the “Bracero Program.” He was a hard-working man and a foreman of Hollister’s vegetable fields for many years. His passion was his family, working and his roosters.
He is survived by his children, Carmen Guardado, Rafael Guardado, Javier Guardado and Martin Guardado all of Hollister, his siblings Miguel, Ignacio, Santos, Basilia, Francisca, Griselda, Esperanza and Ines. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Monica, Erika, Victoria, Dario, Lynette, Vanessa, Melissa, Jennifer, Isaac, Cassandra, Louie, Adrian and Angel and 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Victoria, who died in 2010.