12/11/1928 – 8/20/21
Jessie Espinoza Salvador, 92, of Carpinteria, California, left this world peacefully to join her Lord and Savior on Aug. 20, 2021, at home with her children at her side. Jessie was born the sixth of seven children to German Santiago Espinosa and Irinea Torres de Espinosa, in Colton, California on Dec. 11, 1928.
Jessie and her husband, Roman “Roy,” settled in Carpinteria in 1948 and raised their family there. They were proud members of the American Legion and Filipino Community Club in Santa Barbara. Jessie worked at the Carpinteria packing house and Santa Barbara restaurants before joining the staff at La Cumbre Golf and Country Club from 1962 to 2018. During these years, she became known for her words to live by, “One day at a time… Just keep going… Don’t stop” and her homemade quesadillas for the club’s annual Cinco de Mayo event.
Jessie is survived by her children, Lino (Mary), Juan (Rosalie), and Pene (Steve); her grandchildren, Roman (Ailene), Nicolas (Victoria), Sharon (Alex), Owen (Kelly) and Aaron (Lindsay); her great grandchildren, Stella, Santinolino, Sia, Milan, Gian, Ty, Austin, Bryce, Logan and Mirabel, and her many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roman, grandson, Gabriel, parents, German and Irinea, and siblings, Sabino, Encornocion, Guadalupe, Carmen, Felipe and Ruth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VNA Health at 512 E. Gutierrez St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103.
The family extends their sincere gratitude to Msgr. Martini and St. Joseph Parish, Fr. Tom and Mission San Buenaventura and VNA Health, especially the team members, Elisabeth S., Chris M., Carolyn PB., Viridiana M. and Marcela T. for their professional and spiritual support during Jessie’s journey.
According to Jessie’s wishes, there will be no funeral services. Arrangements are under the direction of Joseph Reardon Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 757 E. Main St., Ventura.