St. Martin Jaureguy a resident of San Luis Obispo County for 62 years passed away unexpectedly at his home in Paso Robles, Calif., Dec. 15, 2018.
Martin was born Dec. 23, 1933, in St. Etienne de Baigorry, France, to Jean Pierre and Julienne Jaureguy. He was the third eldest of 14 children. After completing sixth grade, Martin went to work on the family farm tending sheep and cows, making hay and whatever else needed to be done. On Dec. 18, 1951, he emigrated to America via Ellis Island. At 17 years of age, he went to work as a sheepherder for his uncle in La Puente, Calif. In 1957, became the sheep foreman for Broadbent Sheep Company. In 1962, he went back to France where he met and later married his wife of 54 years, Marie. They moved to San Miguel and had three children; Adrien, Daniel and Eliane. Martin continued to be the sheep foreman for Mouren company in San Miguel while working on building his own livestock company. The family moved to Paso Robles in 1971. Over the years, he has run cattle and sheep in multiple counties across California. A fair and honest man, with a sharp mind, quick wit and kindest of hearts, Martin loved all things Basque: the culture, music, handball, cards, above all, he cherished his wife and family.
Martin is survived by his wife, Marie; children: Adrien and Marie Helen Jaureguy, Lacarre, France, Daniel and Brandy Jaureguy, San Miguel, Calif., Eliane and Michel Iribarren, Lacarre, France; grandchildren: Bixente, Lisa, Bastiaan, Sara, Chloe, Teaghan, and Kayla; siblings: Jean Baptiste and Virginia Jaureguy, Paso Robles, Calif., Marie Izoco, Marie-Therese Carlassare, Katherine Jaureguy, Bernadette and Jean Louis Mocho, Helene Paulerena, Annie and Marcel Etchevers, Benat and Anna Marie Jaureguy, of France; sister-in-laws: Margarite Jaureguy of Chino, Calif. and Marie-Jeanne Jaureguy of France; as well as multiple nieces and nephews.
Martin was predeceased by his brothers, Laurence Jaureguy of France, Michel Jaureguy of France, Sauveur of Chino, Calif, and Jean (Manesh) Jaureguy of France, and sister Gratianne Azcona of France.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Saint Rose of Lima Church in Paso Robles.
Services to be held Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at 10 a.m. in Saint Rose of Lima Church, Paso Robles. Reception to follow at the Paso Robles Inn Ballroom.
Kuehl Nicolay Funeral Home in Paso Robles Memorial. Website www.dignitymemorial.com.