Eloy D. Cuellar

June 1, 1938 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 82)

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Eloy D. Cuellar passed away peacefully in Hermiston, Oregon on Friday, November 13, 2020, surrounded by the love of his family, at the age of 82.

Eloy was born June 1, 1938, in Derby, Texas, to Simon and Esmerejilda (Del Toro) Cuellar.  He grew up and attended school in both Derby and Pearsall, Texas.   He went on to marry the love of his life Magdalena Guevara on October 22, 1955 in Big Spring, TX.  Over the years, the couple lived in Texas, California, Washington, Oregon and finally settled in Hermiston, Oregon in 1977. 

In 1978, Eloy acquired a sheep fertilizer and wood products delivery business he named “El Borrego” He would deliver sheep fertilizer in his “Big Truck”,  which was a 10 ton spreader truck, deliveries were made to a majority of the fruit orchards in the Hood River and The Dallas area and returning to Hermiston with a load of wood products for the auction yard, schools and personal gardens. He retired in 2018.

Eloy enjoyed hunting, fishing, and telling stories about his past to anyone who would listen, he also loved to make smoked fish and jerky for friends and family, but his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family, his family was the center of his world.  

Eloy is survived by his wife Magdalena of 65 years; his 4 children; son, Mario; daughters; Susan Cuellar, Janie Cuellar and Rebecca Miller; seven grandchildren; Anthony (wife Betsy), Leila, Alex, Samuel, Jaysa, Gabriel and Selena and his three great grandchildren Isabella, William and Victoria; Brother, Jesus Cuellar; and many extended family members.

Eloy was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Anita Fagan; and brother, George Cuellar.

A Private family Mass was held (due to Covid-19 restrictions) at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church. Burial was in the Hermiston Cemetery in Hermiston, Oregon. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.

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