Our dad/ papa Manuel Morales (88) went home to our heavenly Father Thurs 01/10/19 surrounded by lots of family members. His huge heart just got too weak to keep him here any longer. Manuel graduated from Carp. High in 1949 and he was a true Warrior. He was in the Naval Reserve then went to work for various construction companies in Santa Barbara but his favorite job was driving the bus for MTD then school bus for SBT. He leaves behind 3 daughters Rose Morales Olivera (Wayne), Leonora Torrez (Danny) & Carol Morales and his “other daughter” Linda Arroyo. Granddaughter and great grand daughters Naomi Rosales & Caitlynn & Carissa Conley along with his long time companion Roberta Cortez & Buddy and sister Lupe Garibay. He had so many nieces and nephews (Ortegon, Dommeyer, Garibay & Melendez) Who loved him so much especially Ruben Ortegon who was like a son to him. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters and his God parents that raised him. A celebration of life will be held @ Santa Barbara Moose Lodge Sat. Jan. 19th @ 1:00 pm with a Catholic graveside burial in the near future. We find comfort in knowing he will finally be reunited with his father who he lost @ a very young age.
Until we meet again dad…Love you.