Sept. 20, 1945 - May 24, 2014

Jose Trinidad Mata Ysarraraz, 68, of Redmond, OR, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014. He was surrounded with love by family and friends.

J. Trinidad was born on Sept. 20, 1945, to Salvador Mata and Esperanza Ysarraraz in Michoacan, Mexico.

He enjoyed family, gardening, rodeo, and later joined the military in Mexico. He was a man of faith, integrity, kindness, hardworking, with strong family values. He was a selfless man, always willing to help others and never a stranger to anyone. His laughter was contagious and he loved to joke around.

At the age of 16, he met the love of his life, Maria Pomposa Garcia. They married on Feb. 6, 1963.

They moved to Redmond, OR, in 1973, where they raised their children, created memories and made many great friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; three brothers; a sister; and a daughter.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Maria P. Mata; eight children, Ermila Holmes, Sonia Mata, Irma Harding, Norma Weirbach, Trinidad Mata Jr, Susie Tuttle, Danny Mata, David Mata; four sons-in- law; one daughter-in-law; and 17 grandchildren.

The following events will all take place at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 1720 NW 19th street, Redmond OR - a viewing and Rosary will be held on Thursday, May 29, at 6:00 p.m. A Memorial service will be held on Friday, May 30, at 10:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest at Redmond Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. A celebration of life to follow at 1:15 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Redmond Memorial Chapel Please sign our online guest book

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice House of Bend, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend Or 97701 or St. Charles Cancer Center.

Jose Ysarraraz