Jesus Soriano Valera

Dec 24, 1932 - Feb 12, 2022


Jesus “Jessie” Soriano Valera has joined our Creator on February 12, 2022, surrounded by his family in Sacramento, California. He was 89.

Born and raised in the Philippines, Jessie was a retired government auditor. A dedicated community leader, he served as mayor of his hometown Pilar, Abra for 4 years; chairman of the Board of Directors for Abra Electric Cooperative and president of the Pilar Parish Pastoral Council. He will be mostly remembered for always looking out for others and going out of his way to make things happen. Jessie had such a generous heart, selflessly sharing whatever he can to anyone who sought his help.

He was a loving husband to Dr. Remedios Dumag Valera, his wife of 56 years;
a proud father to his 7 children, Benjor (Joy), Najet (Jojo), Samee (George), Gerald (Amorelle), Shieldon (Jean), Zorina (Larry✝️), and Rizelle (Julius); a doting grandfather to his 17 grandchildren, Bea, Lianne, Joaquin, Nexus (Norbie), Danielle, Sofia, Briggs, Samyelle, Amaro, Ryonne, Daen, Shiela, Daphne, Loui, Reisen, Julia and Natalie; and an affectionate brother to his sole living sister, Florencia Valera Neria.

Jessie touched a lot of lives with his warmhearted, compassionate, caring and loving personality. He was a gem of a man, a pillar of strength, love, and unity for our family and the families he has touched his entire life.

Join us in celebrating the life of our beloved father, Jesus S. Valera.

March 4, Friday
3:00 PM- 8:00 PM- Viewing/ Vigil

March 5, Saturday
9:00 AM- Viewing
10:00 AM- Memorial Services
11:00 AM- Committal

East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 East Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA 95624

A memorial service will be held on March 1, Tuesday at 9:00 AM in Pilar, Abra.


  • Rey and Tammy Lipana says:

    Deepest condolences to the family of Jess Valera.
    May his soul rest in eternal peace!

  • Ana Jesica Barreras says:

    Our deepest condolences to you Manang Rem & kaanakans! Eternal rest grant into Manong Jessie Valera, Oh Lord! And let your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen. Dios to kumuyog Manong Jessie, kumustan ticket da Tatay Ken Nanay ko.
    ~Anne Dait & Arnold Barreras & family

  • Lina Alfonso says:

    My sincerest sympathy to the family❤️ May the soul of Tito Jessie Rest In Peace 🙏🙏🙏

  • Dundee and Kia Garrido says:

    Sending our love and prayers to the Valera family. We pray for the soul of Lolo Papa to rest in God’s peace.

  • Ed & Jonah Navaluna and Family says:

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you Auntie Remy and your family. We will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind Uncle Jessie. May His Soul Rest in Peace.🙏

  • Nelia Ingal says:

    Ric & Nelia :
    Our heartfelt condolences & deepest sympathy to the Valera family, May his soul rest in eternal peace……

  • Corazon Igtiben says:

    You have truly well lived Manong Jessie. You have pleased the Father for all the good things you have done on earth.. May He grant you eternal rest in His arms and may His light shine upon you. Amen. Hugs to all your family members left behind specially to your loving wife, my beautiful kasinsin, Remy Dumag Valera. ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

    Cora and Cris Igtiben and family

  • The Valeras - Paris and Hazel & Family says:

    Grandpa Jessie was and always will be a pilar in our lives. His love, strength and wisdom shall echo forever in our hearts.
    May his memory bring us joy and inspiration in all that we do.

    We love you and will be here for you if you should need anything at all.

  • Rosemelyn Alcantara says:

    To Our Lolo Jessie, may your soul rest in eternal life..paki yakap mo po kami sa aming Tatang Juanito Bernardez pag nagkita na kayo sa Heaven…

  • Mc Kinley Park Care Center Family says:

    We are sorry for your loss and thinking of you in these difficult times.

  • Eldie B. Dait says:

    Rest in Peace, Lolo.

  • Charito & Terry Bello says:

    On behalf of my family, Rhia, JB, Chi-Chi & JoJo, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family during this period of mourning. My family will surely miss him.

  • Rhodel Carsola says:

    Deepest Condolences to the Valera Family. You will truly be missed. May your soul rest in peace. 🙏🙏🙏 🙏

  • Mila Pada Taa says:

    Condolence to the Bereaved Family…
    Words don’t justify how I felt about hearing your loss. Manong Jessie May have passed but his memory will live on. May he Rest In Peace

  • Kelly Prudek says:

    It was an honor to meet your father, and to pray with him during a difficult time in the hospital. May you, his beloved family, know the deep and abiding comfort and love of our God as you grieve him being absent from you.

  • Turqueza & Peñaranda Family Pilar, Abra says:

    Uncle Jessie you’ll be deeply remembered. Rest now in God’s loving and restful arm. Condolence to the bereaved family

  • Tony & Vicky Del Rosario says:

    Our condolences to the family of Manong Jessie Valera.May his Soul Rests in Peace🙏

  • Dogie & Leny Barreras says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Valera family.

  • Nita and children. says:

    Your good memories with us will always remain in our hearts,we love you ,our prayers and May You Rest in Peace

  • Aileen and Geloy says:

    Sending our deepest condolences to the Valera family. May Lolo Papa’s soul rest in peace. He will be in our prayers.

  • Ina Valera Bello Figueras says:

    We would like to express our deepest sympathies & condolences to your family’s loss. We will continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Tata Jesus. May eternal rest grant unto him O Lord & let perpetual light shine upon him. May he Rest In Peace. Amen.
    From the Bello-Figueras Family (Ray & Ina Figueras, Alyssa & Scott Higa, Bryan, Phoebe & Kevin)

  • Lynn.Dhang Gaymee Shelly &Intong says:

    Uncle jesie, sorry and thank you.THANK YOU for the Love &care for us paki arakup na kamin to langen ken nanangen ken tatangen uncle😭😭😭SORRY ta di da ka man lng naserbian ti maudi nga gundawayen uncle. Sorry gamin agsangsangit kami latta.PALOBOSAN DAKAN UNCLE MI NGA NAANUS KEN NADUNGO.🙏🏻REST IN PEACE WITH THE LORD UNCLE😘

  • Balleras Family says:

    Uncle Jessy, we will deeply miss you! Your generosity and kindness will always be remembered.

    Sending our hugs and kisses to Auntie Remy and everybody. We’re so sorry we can’t be there with you. We love you!

  • Children of Pia Valera Bello (Bon, Trina, Isa, Mao & Jao) says:

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Lolo Jessie. Sending our deepest condolences to the entire family. We will always remember how the Valera family was there for us when our mom passed away. May he Rest In Peace.

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