Francisco “Pancho” G Hurtado, 80; passed away June 21, 2022 in Pocatello Idaho. Pancho was born on December 17th, 1941 to parents Nicolas and Maria Garcia Hurtado in San Nicolas de Los Agustinos, state of Guanajuato Mexico. Pancho has 5 siblings, 2 older brothers and 3 younger sisters. He grew up in Guanajuato Mexico where he married and became the father of 5 children – Leticia Hurtado; Francisco Hurtado Jr; Mario Hurtado; Adriana Hurtado; and Teresa Guzman.
In the late 70’s Pancho moved to California where he lived for just a few weeks before he heading to Idaho where he found his forever home in Aberdeen. It was in Aberdeen that he met Ann Jackman in 1983 at a local dance. Pancho loved to dance and listen to live Spanish music. Pancho and Ann were married in 1984 and had 38 years together. In that time, they took a few trips one memorable one was in the early 2000’s they drove their Ford Explorer all the way to Puerto Vallarta Mexico. It was an adventure for sure!
Pancho was very proud to be become a US Citizen on January 28, 2004. Pancho worked for Conagra for two years and 20+ years at JR Simplot until his retirement in 2006. After retirement he liked working other jobs for local farmers during harvest which included driving potato and beet trucks and running other farm equipment. Pancho very much enjoyed gardening and had a very plentiful garden every year. Over the years he had a horse or two, 50+ chickens at one time, goats. etc. He had several dogs along the way, but his “Bella” girl was the most dear to his heart. Bella was bilingual thanks to Pancho who spoke to her in Spanish and English!
Pancho has 13 grandchildren and 8 additional grandchildren by marriage. He has numerous great grandchildren.
Visitation 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2022 with Funeral at 12:00 noon at Davis-Rose Mortuary 170 Idaho Street, American Falls, Idaho. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared at davisrosemortuary.com