Lionel C. "Leo" Jaso, age 88, of Pecos, TX, passed away on April 5th 2018 at Reeves County Hospital. Rosary will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:30PM at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.
Lionel was born in Candelaria, TX to Manuel and Maria Jaso on November 7, 1929. He lived and worked in Pecos, TX for the majority of his life. He married Sabina Olguin Jaso on October 31, 1951 in Pecos, TX and devoted his life to the care of his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Betty Zakshesky, his brothers Felix and Larry Jaso, and his parents Maria and Manuel Jaso.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Sabina Jaso, his 7 children: Mary Alice Morris, Eddie Jaso, Susie Villalobos, David Jaso, Mary Helen Jaso, and Jesse Manuel Jaso, and his sisters: Eva Patino, Luisa Pargas, Alejandra Mendoza, and Juana Herrera.
He is also survived by his nine grandchildren, his twenty-two great-grandchildren, and his five great-great grandchildren.
His family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to Dr. Serrano, the wonderful nurses and staff at Reeves County Hospital, and the many friends and extended family who visited him, prayed for him, and cared for him.
To Those I Love and To Those Who Love Me
When I am gone release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do
You musn't tie yourself to me with tears
Be thankful for our beautiful years
I gave to you my love
You can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness
I thank you for the love you each have shown
But now its time I traveled on alone
So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
It's only for a time that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart
I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call me and I will come
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
All my love around you, soft and clear
And then, when you must come this way alone
I'll greet you with a smile and say,