Richard Villasenor Osuna

Richard Villasenor Osuna

April 07, 1942 - November 13, 2009

Richard Villasenor Osuna

April 07, 1942 - November 13, 2009


Richard Villasenor Osuna entered into eternity on November 13, 2009. His health continued to decline after a series of strokes which occurred in mid August 2009.

He was born April 7, 1942 in Tucson, Arizona to Jesus and Cruzita Osuna. Raised most of his life in the Los Angeles area, Richard attended Cathedral High School and Los Angeles City College, where he obtained an AA degree. He met the love of his life, Francille, in 1961. They became bookends and eventually married in January 1965. Richard served in the US Army from 1964 -1966 during the Vietnam War, and returned home to his wife, where they made their first home in El Monte, California.

Richard and Francille later moved to Hacienda Heights, where they raised their family of three. Richard was an active member of the Hacienda Heights Jaycees throughout the 1970’s, and was named Jaycee of the Year in 1975 and 1976. He fulfilled a life-long dream in 1976 by opening his own restaurant, The Barbecue Chuckwagon, which boasted to have the best homemade food to be found anywhere! Richard also continued to work in the meat industry as a quality control supervisor for Jobber’s Meat Co., which specialized in military contracts.

In 1989, Richard and Francille moved to Fresno, built a home and started their own insurance business. Richard was a pillar of the business community, and received numerous awards and accolades during the early 90’s. Richard later retired when his health took a turn for the worse, in 2003. Leaving behind many friends, and business associates, they moved to Las Vegas for a year and a half before finally coming home to Southern California in June 2006.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 45 years, Francille; children: Lisa Strnad David and Ric Osuna Lucy; stepson: Steve Stinnett Cheryl; 6 grandchildren and his brother, George Osuna Elaine.

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7 responses to Richard Villasenor Osuna

  1. I was so saddened to hear of Rich’s passing. I spoke to him often when I worked in Marketing. Francille, you and Rich are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Francille and the family. May you find some peace during this challenging time. Rich was a great man and we enjoyed working with him for the last 16 years. He is already missed.

  3. April Mays says:

    His Lord said unto him,Well done thou good and faithful servant:thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things:enter thou into the joy of thy Lord. Matthew 25:21

    Fran, you guys were there for him until the very end. Now he has a new beginning. How wonderful it will be when we all get to heaven!! We love you guys very much, and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. I will always cherish the childhood memories that I have of him while growing up in Hacienda Heights with his daughter, Lisa. Mr. Osuna always made me feel welcomed and part of the family. He will always remain in my thoughts and in my prayers.

  5. Gary Pruett says:

    Aunt Fran, Lisa, Ric and Steve: Many miles separate us but I do still feel the pain of your loss of Uncle Richard and pray for God’s comfort for you all.Celebrating his life here on earth and also his life that continues on even now in Heaven.May God bless you all and keep you in HIS peace that surpasses all understanding. With love,

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