Javier Curiel, 1934–2023

Javier Curiel of Lindsay, Calif. was welcomed into heaven on July 27, 2023. He was 88 years old. 

Javier Curiel

Francisco Javier Curiel Sr. was born on Oct. 10, 1934. He was a longtime resident of Lindsay, Calif. Where he married and raised his family. Since the age of 11, Javier spent his entire life working as a migrant farm worker which he truly loved. Even up until his last days, Javier was still sought after for his wisdom and knowledge in the agricultural field. 

Javier didn’t have many hobbies. If he wasn’t tending to the fields he was spending time with family or at the casino (And not always in that order!). 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Salvadora Curiel, his wife Lupita Curiel, his son Francisco Javier Curiel Jr., his brother Marciano Curiel and sister Concha Curiel. He is survived by his daughter Patty Vilhauer and son in law Vern Vilhauer, daughter in law Juanita Curiel; five grandchildren, Jeñe Rodriguez, Francisco Javier Curiel III (Harvey) Paul Vilhauer, Angel Maldonado, and Jacob Vilhauer; five great grandchildren; sister Elvira Ochoa and brother Jose Curiel Jr. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as his in-laws, the Morales family, who he loved and viewed as his own. 

Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023 at Evans Miller Guinn Exeter Chapel followed by a Rosary at 6 p.m. A Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, 2023 at Sacred Heart Church in Exeter, Calif. Graveside service will be held immediately following Mass. 

Services entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel in Exeter, Calif. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansmillerguinnchapel.com. Arrangements are also by Evans Miller Guinn Chapel.

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