Guadalupe M. “Pato” DeHoyos, 78, died on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. He was born in Cotulla on July 28, 1942 to Estanislado and Elisa DeHoyos.
He is preceded by his parents, siblings Margarita Flores, Pedro DeHoyos, Jose De Hoyos, Jesus De Hoyos, and Juan Eloy De Hoyos. He is also survived by his wife of 56 yrs Esmeralda DeHoyos, children Maria Trejo (Mario) Lupe Jr. DeHoyos, Leo DeHoyos, (Stefanie), Angel DeHoyos, (Jasmin), siblings Genoveva Martinez (Daniel), Luz Saldivar (Gilberto+), Maria Ysquierdo, (Jesus+), grandchildren Eli DeHoyos, Dorian DeHoyos, Mia DeHoyos, Sofia Trejo, and Violet DeHoyos. He is also survived by several nephews and nieces.
As a migrant worker with his parents he worked in the auto industry, a nursery, then the oil fields in California before he moved to Texas and started own trucking business. He worked many years for E.E. Hood, then Aaron Concrete until he retired. He moved to Pleasanton in 1992 to be close to his work. His hobbies included working on his yard, tending to his roses, and fixing things. He also enjoyed drawing, cooking, and watching old westerns. A memorial mass was held on Monday, February 15.