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Santiago "Jim" Juarez U.S. Army (Retired)


September 27, 1945 ~ April 28, 2022

Born in: San Antonio, Texas
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

Santiago Juarez, affectionately known as “Jim,” entered into his heavenly home peacefully on April 28, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born September 27, 1945, to the late Rosario and Anita Juarez in San Antonio, Texas.

He graduated from George W. Brackenridge high school in 1964. After proudly graduating from high school, he went on to join the United States Army, where he honorably served 23 years. After his military career, he continued working as a manager for the Records Management Center with USAA for 13 years.

Jim attended St. Cecilia Catholic Church and was a Master Mason at Anchor Lodge # 424.

Jim married his loving wife, Hortense B. Juarez. The two were one another’s lifelong companions and friends. Their marriage of 54 years was a reflection of their true devotion.

Among Jim’s accomplishments, he enjoyed filling his free time with listening to music, playing the drums, Calligraphy, along with occasional visits to the casino. He also found joy in spending quality time with his grandchildren, who affectionately called him “TaTa’, and his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his son Jimmy, and grandson Benjamin Henry.

Jim leaves behind a beautiful family to cherish a lifetime of wonderful memories:  His loving wife, Hortense B. Juarez; children: Jeannette Juarez Salazar (Judas), Adrian R. Juarez (Laura), and Olivia A. Redding; five grandchildren: James Juarez, Christopher Ayala, Matthew Juarez, Jonathon Juarez, and Sebastian Pena; 2 great-grandchildren: Elizabeth Ayala and Natalie Juarez; sisters: Mary Juarez, Rachel Tello (Manuel), and Delma Juarez; brother: Rudy Juarez (Linda), and
numerous nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends all whom he loved dearly.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, 8 May 2022 from 5:00-6:00 PM, with a Rosary to be recited that same evening at 6:00 PM followed by a Masonic funeral service at Meadowlawn Funeral Home, 5611 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78220.


Visitation: May 8, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Rosary: May 8, 2022 6:00 pm

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Service: May 9, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

MeadowLawn Chapel
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Cemetery: May 9, 2022 11:00 am - 11:15 am

MeadowLawn Memorial Park
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. CandleImageBrother Jim Thank you for your wisdom and knowledge that you passed along to me. Thanks for being a good friend. My sympathies to your family during this trying time.

  2. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to the Juarez family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. CandleImageJimbo, may you rest in peace my brother and thanks for all the support you gave me throughout our service. May the peace also be with your family through this time of need. I will continue to support them. God Bless.

  4. Charlie company 141 mech infantry camp Bullis Texas army national guard……1st Sgt Juarez (1976] we salute you …..
    Company attention …
    Present Arms
    Order arms
    Thank you for everything ……

  5. CandleImageJimmy Juarez was a major influence to me when I join the National Guard, and the military for that matter. I shared a lot of my family issues and saw him as a second father to me. He taught me a lot about the military life and showed me a lot of respect for others and discipline me in that regard. He left a sincere mark on me in the Guard as well as in my private life. May he rest in peace. You will be sorely missed. God bless

  6. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to the Juarez family. I was deeply sadden to hear of Jim’s passing. May he rest in peace now. I had the pleasure of meeting Jim and serving with him in the Texas Army National Guard. He will be missed.

  7. CandleImageMr. Juarez, I can still see you dancing to the J Geils band as we’re driving down the highway. Thank you for your friendship to my parents. Thank you for bringing your son and daughters into our lives. Thank you for your guidance and example you set as an amazing dad. I know that you will be exchanging stories with Donald Stovall. Always think of you when freeze-frame comes on the radio. Our sincere condolences to Ms. Juarez, Adrian, Jeanette and Olivia.

  8. CandleImageYou went away one April day and I didn’t get to say goodbye

    So many times since then I’ve cried demanding God tell me why

    To be your daughter was not easy Daddy, I worked hard for every smile and every kiss

    I hope I made you proud of me for at least a few moments

    I will always be just a little girl in a little white sundress

    Twirling and twirling while shouting hysterically “Daddy are you watching me yet?”

    Our Friday night card games are long behind us now but those times I will never forget

    I never understood why I was the only five year old who knew how to play “Mexican Sweat!”

    I think of you everyday .. every morning, noon and night

    I try and I try to make peace with having to be without you for the rest of my life

    There was so much more to learn from you, I wish I had made more time

    I pray that you will still teach me because you are an Angel by my side

    I don’t see you in my dreams just yet but I can somehow feel you there

    I wake up the next morning knowing in my heart my daddy still loves me and cares

    I miss you so much and I will love you always. Thank you for being my Giving Tree.

    Always remember that forever and ever your baby … I’ll be.

    Thank you Daddy… for EVERYTHING!

    • Tata loves you so much.. you were the reason why he smiled. Remember he lives inside your heart and with every decision you make, with every chance you take .. think real hard and ask yourself is this what Tata would do… and then do it to it! There is a lot of your Tata in you and that makes you an Angel. Mommy will always remind you to never forget the amazing man who helped raise you and was your boxing coach, your biggest fan and your very best friend. You have some pretty big shoes to fill.. good thing your Daddy is tall! 😊

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