Jesus Alberto Cervantes, 73, passed away on October 11, 2020 at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Montana of natural causes. Jesus was born on October 13, 1946 to Fernando Cervantes Olguin and Consuelo (Lopez) Lopez in Juarez, Mexico. As a young man he moved to the United States and resided in Casper, Wyoming where he met Peggy Abeyta and they were married in October 1981.
Jesus worked on waterlines and sewer lines in Casper for several years before moving to Nebraska to work on cattle ranches. The family moved to Gillette in 2000 to own and operate Father and Sons Construction Company.
Jesus’ passion was fishing, spending time on his ranch with his horses, his family, his daughters and grandchildren. In his spare time, he liked to go to the casino and enjoyed hanging out with his friends at the bar. Jesus was friendly and liked to joke with his friends and family.
Jesus is survived by his wife, Peggy; his sons, Fernando Abeyta, Javier Abeyta; daughters, Julia Hernandez, Peggy Cervantes, Annabelle Cervantes; and 16 grandchildren, He is preceded in death by his parents.
Donations to assist with final wishes may be made on Jesus’ obituary page at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com, “Donate Funeral Funds tab”.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 16, 2020, at Walker Funeral Home with Pastor Ernie Bishop of The Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at Mt Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette, Wyoming. There will be a visitation one hour prior to service on Monday.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com.