Jesse R. Valdez
Jesse left this world after a lengthy illness and was called to finally rest with the Lord.
Jesse was born on 3/24/1965 in Corpus Christi Texas. At an early age the family moved to Santa Barbara in 1967. He attended local schools in Carpinteria and in Santa Barbara. Jess was very adventurous and had outgoing energy. He excelled in many sports and activities. Jess was known for his amazing balance and loved extreme sports – which led him to love riding motorcycles, surfing, skating and riding his bike. But most of all he enjoyed cruising around Santa Barbara with his music “bumping “as he would say. He really had a love for music and was also a talented dancer. There was nothing Jesse couldn’t do. He was a respectful son and checked every box of a cool older brother.
In his youth you could see him pop a wheelie all along the west beach wall– from the Arlington theater all the way to the beach down State Street. He had a rarity of a magnetic personality. Friendships and conversations were given genuinely. This came in hand with his varied interests, especially in automotive. He had an appreciation and love for muscle cars to low riders.
Working for the many shops throughout Santa Barbara as a mechanic allowed him to live close to his passion.
Despite of the problems Jesse had gone through – he was always loving and caring to his family and friends. He was very proud and loved all of his children and talked highly of each and every one of them. He sincerely did love every family member and friend.
Jesse will truly be missed. But forever with us in our hearts and souls.
He is preceded in death by his brother Thomas Perreault and survived by:
Sons – Joseph and Tomas Valdez
Daughters – Gabrielle, Anjelica, Enedelia, and Blanca Valdez
His Brother – Kyle Libby
Stepdad – Edward Woolfolk
Stepdad – Tom Perreault
And Lastly, Jesse’s mother Enedelia Woolfolk who he adored and respectably loved very much.
Viewing 3-5 Thursday March 4 At Moreno Mortuary in Santa Maria. Private service at Santa Barbara Cemetery.