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Eusebio Genaro Ahuero September 19, 1930 – December 3, 2021

Celebration of Life

Eusebio Genaro Ahuero (known to friends and family as Joe Ahuero), died on December 3, 2021, at the age of 91, at his home in Tehachapi, California.

Joe is survived by his wife Kamonwan Ahuero; children Patrick Ahuero and Stella Ahuero; stepson Phansak Bunsri; three brothers, Alfonso Ahuero, Martin Ahuero, and Ceferino Ahuero; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Jose and Estella; first wife Luz Munoz Ahuero; eldest daughter Patricia (Ahuero) Shearer; one brother and three sisters.

Joe was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico on September 19, 1930, to Jose and Estella Ahuero. He grew up in La Junta, Colorado, and graduated from La Junta High School. He served in the U.S. Army primarily stationed in Germany, and was honorably discharged in 1953. He then moved to Los Angeles, California, and graduated from California State University, Los Angeles. He married his first wife Luz (Lucy) on September 3, 1954. He worked as a counselor with L.A. County Juvenile Probation. In 1970 he moved his family to Tehachapi to work as a Correctional Counselor at CCI. He returned to L.A. County Probation working as a counselor at Camp Munz in Lake Hughes, retiring in 1988.

Joe loved his last job as a counselor to young adults. He loved making a difference in their lives. When he wasn’t at work, he was in the garage building cabinets. And when he wasn’t doing that, he was sitting in his rocking chair, watching the news, and playing his trumpet for hours. He was a lover of world travel, often traveling to Germany to visit friends. Anyone who knew Joe will tell you he had a million stories about life.

Joe met Kamonwan in 1991, on a trip to Thailand.. They got married in 1993. In his retirement, he enjoyed riding his tractor, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A mass was held on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at St. Malachy’s Church in Tehachapi, California. Interment will follow at a later date, at the National Cemetery in Arvin, California.

Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care. For condolences, please visit http://www.woodmortuary.net. Wood Family Funeral Service requires guests to practice social distancing and face masks/covering are highly recommended.