Adolfo Balderrama Perez
- May 30, 1930 - July 20, 2012
- Houston, Texas
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1 of 12 | Posted by: Jeanie Dorsett Markel - Houston, TX
“Thanks for sharing the obituary of Adolfo's dad. What an amazing story and I am sorry I never got to meet him. Blessings to all of you.
2 of 12 | Posted by: Shirley Hines - Houston, TX
“I am wrting these lines on behalf of my mother, Maria P Douglas, my dad, Alphonse, and my nine brothers and sisters, remembering the wonderful man we...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Maryann Douglas-Palacio - TX
“Sylvia and family,
My condolences on the loss of your precious father. I never knew your father, but his memorial video was very moving and showed...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Teresa P. Blanchard
“May you find comfort in the many memories of your beloved father and may they live forever in your heart. Thinking of you and your family in this...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Gosney - TX
“Dear Perez Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. I pray that you will all recover and talk together about all the good times you surely had while...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Mike Mitchell - Los Angeles, CA
“Perez Family, We can only can image what you and your family are going thru at this time. We wish we had words to comfort you in your grief. But we...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Julian, Frances, Sabrina & Samantha Ortiz - TX
“My Grandpa was the exemplification of a stoic man. Wearing a heart upon his sleeve was hardly his fashion. I will always remember his spiritual...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Daniel Perez - Houston, TX
“my heartfelt condolences to my aunt and all my cousins. You are each in my thouhts and prayers.
9 of 12 | Posted by: Paul and Maryann D Palacio - TX
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. May God...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Yolanda Walton-Hogan - Stafford, TX
My condolences on the loss of your father. I pray that God comforts and strengthens you and your family in your time of grief. May the...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Tasa Woods - Houston, TX
I remember when I first went to visit you at your Mom and Dad's house thirty-something years ago. Your Dad was very warm and welcoming...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Lucy Riojas - Webster, TX
Adolfo was born on May 30, 1930 and passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012.
Adolfo Balderrama Perez was born May 30, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas. His parents, Ascuncion Perez and Agapita Balderrama Perez, took him to Mexico as a baby. As a boy he was a sheep herder in the mountains around Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and worked as a water boy during the building of the international highway. He returned to San Antonio at the age of 12. He later joined the US Army, 3rd Division, 15 Regiment (Can Do) in 1950, and was deployed to Korea. He was in many Korean battles, including Inchon as a Medic where he would pick-up wounded soldiers, administer first-aid, and transport them by jeep back to the camp medical facilities.
He met and married Zoila Cantu Cuevas on November 15, 1954 and they had 5 children, Sylvia P. Torrres (Vicente), Miroslava Gamboa (Francisco), Aurora Gutierrez, Adolfo Perez Jr. (Idalia), Alberto Perez (Sarah Ramona). They settled in San Antonio where he was employed as a truck driver for 14 years. He then moved his family to Houston in 1969, where he retired from trucking in 1992. He enjoyed many happy years on Soft Shadows Lane with his wife, children, relatives, neighbors and friends until his death.
Adolfo is predeceased by his parents, Ascuncion and Agapita Perez, and one brother, Mario Perez.
Adolfo was thoughtful, hard working and a loving man. He had a terrific sense of humor, up until his death and never knew a stranger. Although he only had a third grade education, he was highly intelligent, wise, and always available to lend a helping hand. His main motto was "Always be a good American citizen".
He presence will be so very missed, but he will live on in our hearts.