Obituary: Narciso H. Medrano
Narciso H. Medrano
Narciso H. Medrano (Cecil), 82 years old, passed away on January 14, 2019. He was born October 29, 1936, to Librado and Trinidad Medrano in Elsa, Texas.
Cecil grew up and went to school in Edcouch-Elsa, Texas. He met his wife, Irene Rangel, and they were married January 31, 1961, in Texas. In 1961 he came to Quincy, Wash., to visit for a month but stayed 57 years. He started working with Gordon Fullerton in the farming industry, Sun Gro and Macky Higashiyama prior to getting hired by Lamb Weston. After 44 years, he retired from Lamb Weston.
Cecil was a hard worker, he worked from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in 1968 on the side he and his wife opened a Mexican restaurant. For three years, he helped clean the restaurant at night until hours were too much and they let the business go. He raised cattle and hogs for several years. He started a dirt hauling business in 1976 and continued to work with the trucks until recently.
Cecil was involved in his community and helped build the Quincy float in 1966. He was actively involved with 4-H and FFA. He loved to cook and learned by watching his mother. He also loved fishing and would go at least twice a year to Westport to go halibut and salmon fishing with his sons. He loved to go camping and cooking on the campfire.
Cecil was a member of the St. Pius X Catholic Church in Quincy, having served in various capacities throughout the years.
He is survived by his five sons, Guadalupe (Maria), Bobby, Michael (Jenny) of Quincy, Pat (Suzie) and Rick (Anna) of Wenatchee; 22 grandkids; and 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, Antonio Medrano (Kim), Dallas, Texas; five sisters, Rosalia Ybarra (Ramiro), Rosa, and Angelita Medrano, Edcouch-Elsa, Texas, Catalina Longoria (Henry), Moses Lake, and Irma Sepulveda (Carlos), Quincy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene. Along with his parents Librado and Trinidad, two brothers, Juan and Atilano and one sister Maria Rumalda.
Mass of the Christian Burial was held on Friday, January 18, 2019, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Quincy. Burial followed in the Quincy Valley Cemetery.
Please leave a memory for the family or sign their online guest book at www.scharbachs.com. Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.