Francisco “Pancho” Hurtado

Francisco “Pancho” G. Hurtado, 83,
passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in
Pocatello, ID. Pancho was born on Dec. 17,
1941 to parents Nicolas and Maria Garcia
Hurtado in San Nicolas de Los Agustinos,
state of Guanajuato Mexico.
Pancho has five siblings, two older brothers
and three younger sisters.
He grew up in Guanajuato
Mexico where he married
and became the father of
five 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 headed 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
Pancho was very proud to become a
U.S. Citizen on Jan. 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 eight additional
grandchildren by marriage. He has numerous great-grandchildren.
Visitation was at 11 a.m. Saturday,
June 25, with funeral at 12 noon at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho Street, American Falls, ID. Condolences, memories and
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