Long-time Guadalupe resident Lupe Adame passed away November 10, 2017. Lupe was born in 1929 in Bakersfield but moved to Guadalupe shortly afterwards. He attended Guadalupe Elementary School and Santa Maria High School. In 1947 Lupe joined the Army and served eighteen months before leaving to help his mother raise his siblings. He retired from his job as a machinist for Unocal after 36 years of employment.
Lupe was a true “Jack of all Trades”: There was little that he couldn't repair or build and he patiently pursued any repair challenges until he found a solution. He greatly enjoyed gardening, especially starting plants from seed or cuttings. Lupe was active in the Boys and Girls Club of Guadalupe. He loved hunting and was part of Sportsman's Club. He also enjoyed sand-dune buggying. He often volunteered for St. Joseph's fund raising activities especially if it allowed him to prepare his mean, delicious, and unique tri tip.
Lupe is survived by his wife, Maria Elena. He had five children Rebeca, Mona Lisa, Theresa, Andrew (deceased) and Kelly, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
For decades, Lupe was a respectful adversary of deer from Cuyama to Poso, looking forward all year to deer hunting season. Lupe started his final season in 2015 when he fell in his garage while retrieving his hunting and camping gear a few days before opening day. It was not possible to repair the leg fracture, but Lupe fought valiantly to improve his condition. We are grateful for the care and attention given to him at Country Oaks Care Center for these past two years.
Lupe will be fondly remembered by his friends and family whom he welcomed to his beautiful backyard, serving them delicious tri tip from his homemade BBQ while listening to musica ranchera. It is now up to us to remember and share his many stories about Guadalupe and Santa Maria valley lore, and, of course, those memorable hunting trips.
Private services will be held.
Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at www.magnermaloney.com.
Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory
600 East Stowell Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone: 805-925-2753 Fax: 805-922-4930