Fred Aguirre January 2001 From the “Desert Sun”, Palm Springs CA
Fred Cortez Aguirre, 78, a 47-year resident of Coachella, died Jan. 1, 2001, in Indio.
He was born Aug. 24, 1922, to Matilde and Paula Cortez Aguirre in Santa Paula. He married Ernestine C. Zavala in 1953 in Coachella.
He was self-employed as watch-making jeweler for 40 years and worked as a bus driver for the Coachella Valley Unified School District 1973-1986. He was a member of the Coachella Volunteer Fire Department from September 1957 to February 1975 and a member of the Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife, Ernestine of Coachella; five sons, Fred of Utah, Michael and Raul, both of Indio, and Mark and George, both of Coachella; and 17 grandchildren.He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Services will be private at 6 p.m. today under the direction of FitzHenry Funeral Home Desert Chapel in Coachella. - The Desert Sun - January 4th, 2001