Jesse Louis Pacheco


Memorial service for Jesse Louis Pacheco, 91, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April, 19, 2016 at First Christian Church. Inurnment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors. He passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at his home.

Jesse was born August 24, 1924 in Remington, OK the son of Manuel and Sara (Magallanes) Pacheco.

He served his country in the United States Marine Corp and was a retired Sergeant Major. He served in WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired in 1979.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, Lawrence VFW Post 852, Dorsey-Liberty Post #14, American Legion, 1st Marine Division Association, Raider Association, Drill Instructor Association, Sgt. Majors Association, Purple Heart Association and the Marine Corps League.

He married Kitty F. Garcia March 23, 1991 in Oceanside, CA. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his daughter, Jerri L. Pacheco; one son, Jesse L. Pacheco, II; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Garcia; and five brothers, Leonard Pacheco, Sam Pacheco, Manuel Pacheco, David Pacheco, and Phillip Pacheco. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, John Pacheco and Peter Pacheco

Memorials may be made in his name to the First Christian Church and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

10 Condolences

  1. Rhonda Rowell on April 16, 2016 at 7:40 am

    So sorry to hear about your loss, prayers are with you and your family. May God give you strength and comfort during this time.

  2. Joseph&Rebecca Lynn on April 16, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    We Love You Uncle Jesse!!
    Joey&Family Lynn

  3. William and Sharon Duffy on April 17, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Kitty and Family, We are so sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you all. We loved being with you and Jesse every year at the Reunions and the wonderful visit we had at your home not so many years ago. We will always remember our times spent together. May you all find comfort in Our Lord’s Love and kindness to all who believe in him. God Bless. Love, Bill and Sharon Duffy

  4. Larry/Monica Pacheco on April 17, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Our Pacheco Family
    We just want to send our condolences . Some how our Cookout at Sam and Marias house will seem a little sad…and 4th of July in Lawrence will never be the same. Our hearts go out to you all. We will miss him dearly.

    Larry and Monica Pacheco

  5. Karen Lynn on April 18, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    My heart breaks for you Kitty, your children and Grandma Ruth and all of you who loved him and we’re loved by him. I only met him a few times but was taken in by his gentle loving eyes and demeanor. The world doesn’t have too many of these brave and galent Marines left anymore. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. God Bless.

  6. Derrick M. Lynn on April 18, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    My condolences to aunt Kitty, Jesse, Jerri and the Pacheco and Garcia family.

    Please find comfort in knowing that the Lord has called a great man home to give him comfort and relief from the worlds pain.

    I bet he’s sitting under a shade tree with Pete, John, Joe and Homer having a cold one in between the efforts of preparing for our arrival.

    From the Lynn family our thoughts and prayers are with.

    I love uncle Jesse

  7. Bill Koehler on April 18, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Jesse will be forever missed. I couldn’t help but recognize the glint in his eye when he first met my five brothers and myself at a Raider reunion….I knew the Drill Sgt in him just wanted a chance to straighten us all out and he is the one who could have gotten it done. All our love and deep respect to Kitty and the family from the Koehler 6 Pack.

  8. Leon GILLUM on April 19, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Through the long hot summer of’ ’62, your cadence was our music-your spirit was our inspiration – your iron will-our salvation and ‘Never Quit’ was our mantra. You knew what lay ahead for us and melted us down, added your determination, guts and sense of humor to shape us into poor imitations of your warrior self.
    My heartfelt thanks for teaching me to survive-and my heart aches for your family.
    Our earthly home has lost a true hero, husband and father, but Heaven has gained a real Marine!
    Semper Fi Sir
    Platoon 145-1962 –

  9. Laina Ceniceros on April 23, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    We have lost another beloved member of the family. Uncle Jesse we a kind, beautiful man who was loved and respected by all who knew him. Rest in Paradise Uncle. Until we meet again!

  10. Bettina Schnetzler Brownyard on June 2, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I was saddened to see the notice of Sergeant Major Pacheco’s name in The Raider Patch. I had the honor of meeting you both at the Tampa Reunion. It was a great honor to meet such a noble and dedicated Marine and a true American patriot. I am sure you do not remember me as I attened the reunion in honor of my father Pla. Stg. Gerard Schnetzler 4 Marine Raider Battaltion . My sincere prayers and sympathy to you and family…
    Bettina Schnetzler Brownyard

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