Cesario “Chayo” Prieto Tinoco, 87, was born November 7, 1932, he passed away in his home on October 20, 2020.
He was born in Tuxpan, Nayarit, Mexico and moved to Tecate, Baja California in the late 1950’s. He met his future wife, Carmen Perez, in the early 60’s while he worked as a butcher at the local market. They quickly fell in love and were married only a few months after meeting. Shortly after they married, they decided they wanted to move to Oxnard, California to be closer to Carmen’s family. They proceeded to move there with their infant daughter and quickly grew their family. By the time they left Oxnard around 1970, they had 3 daughters. They moved to Santa Ana, California, where they added to their family and had 2 more daughters. Cesario doted on his 5 daughters. They stayed in Santa Ana until they moved in 1982 to Vista, California. They knew no one in Vista when they moved and he found it difficult to find a job. He was in his 50’s at the time but never gave up. He took jobs in restaurants to support his family. Being as resourceful and smart as he was, he decided to start his own landscaping business and go to work for himself. He had never landscaped before but decided to give it a shot. Almost 40 years later, he had an extremely successful landscaping business which spanned almost 40 years. He retired in March of 2020.
Because of Cesario’s incredible work ethic, they were able to sell and buy homes throughout their marriage. They own a beautiful home in Vista overlooking a valley which was my dad’s pride and joy. Cesario and his wife loved to garden. His garden was always the envy of the neighborhood.
Cesario is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carmen Tinoco, his 5 precious girls, Lupe Sandoval of Lake Elsinore, CA, Carmen Barreto of Orange, CA, Terry D’Alessandro of Laguna, CA, Molly Quong of Laguna Niguel, CA, and Nancy Tinoco of Boston, MA; 8 grandchildren, Maria (Tamara) Barreto, Germain Sandoval, Kiara Moore, Mathew D’Alessandro, Emily Sandoval, Alexandria Ramirez, Christopher Ramirez, Sophia “Chanoa” Quong; 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be held at St. Frances of Assisi in Vista.
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