May 29, 1930 ~ February 28, 2023

Born in: Dominguez Hills, California
Resided in: Torrance, California

Ascencion “Chon” Villarreal was born in Dominguez Hills, California on May 29, 1930 and went home to be with the Lord on February 28, 2023 surrounded by his family. He was a longtime resident of Torrance and the South Bay.

Firstly, Chon loved God and inspired his children and family to have a relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord. Next, he loved his family, who loved him dearly in life and will remember him always as a selfless provider and role model. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and he worked for 40 years in the Aerospace industry and retired with Northrop Grumman. In his youth Chon was a golden glove boxer and when his children were young he performed as a mariachi singer and trumpeter and later sang in the choir at St. Philomena Church in Carson. Chon enjoyed running after coming back from his work. Some of his favorite activities were coaching his sons and granddaughter in AYSO soccer, watching his sons run cross-country and track and going to practices and games for his three sons who played football in high school and college. He was an active member of the Carson High School Booster Club and he was a skilled handyman who used his engineering talents to design additions to his home as his family grew.

Chon is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Vivian Villarreal, his sister Frances Padilla, his sons David (Barbara), Daniel, Eddie (Ada), Ernie (Loretta), Aaron (Lisa) and Adrian and his eight grandchildren Christine, Karen (Cameron), Andrew, Eva, Gabriel (Spring), Samuel, Joshua, Hannah and great granddaughter, Elise. He was preceded in death by his daughter Eva Ann, his parents, Francisco Villarreal and Julia Garcia, his sisters Lupe, Velen, his brother Gilbert and his grandson David M.

The Villarreal family will hold a viewing service on March 31, 2023, at the Lighthouse Memorial Center in Gardena from 4pm to 6:30pm and a funeral on April 1, 2023 at 12:30pm at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City with a reception following at the Rush Park Auditorium in Rossmoor from 3pm to 7pm.


Viewing: March 31, 2023 4:00 pm - March 31, 2023 6:30 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - McMillan Center
1016 W. 164th Street
Gardena, CA 90247


Service: April 1, 2023 12:30 pm

Holy Cross - Risen Christ Chapel
5835 West Slauson
Culver City, CA 90230


Graveside Service: April 1, 2023 1:30 pm

Holy Cross Cemetery
5835 W. Slauson Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230


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  1. candle 5I love and miss you more than anyone can imagine. I know your with the Lord cuz you were a true believer in our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ. You were the best Dad, Grandpa,and step Grandpa ever. I’ll always cherish the many years when we coached Eva in soccer and saw her carry us to multiple Championships. Thank you for accepting Alexis and Jeremiah into our family…. you don’t know how much that meant to me Dad.. I love you Dad and I’ll take care of Grandma Toast until she’s called home to be with the Lord. I love you Dad…I miss pushing you in the wheelchair at cosco and Walmart. You were the best Dad ever….

  2. candle 2I will miss you dear Grandpa. You supported us in anything we did, whether it was sports, music, dance, our studies or anything. Thank you for your encouragement and love for us and for being a role model to us in life. We aspire to be productive and positive like you were. Love you grandpa and God willing we will all be together soon.

  3. candle 6Dad, you had an amazing journey and I am honored to have been a part of it. Thank you for all the memories that I will forever cherish. I will always be thankful for the hard work and sacrifices you and mom did for the family. I couldn’t have asked for better parents.
    I hope I never disappointed you. I know you wouldn’t say if I did. And in your latter years, no, you was never a burden, you didn’t have to apolgize when you did.
    I love you dad!

  4. candle 3We will miss you Uncle Chon. We’re praying for the family for comfort and peace during this time. Deepest condolences to all of you. I’m going to miss getting a hug and a warm smile at every family get together.

  5. candle 7You were an amazing man. Some of the memories I have are…when I would see you out the kitchen window going for your jogs and as you got older your walks. And after that, then Danny or Adrian would push you in the wheel chair around the block. I remember when I was younger you and Big G would come over to visit my grandpa. You guys would be laughing in the kitchen. You will be missed Uncle Chon.

  6. You will be forever missed uncle chon but I know your with my grandpa Big G and all our other family members . You were an amazing Man.

  7. candle 5I remember when you and my dad used to sit and have cold ones, then start to sing. Those were the good ol days! Rest in peace Uncle Chon 🙏 🙏🌹🌹❤️❤️🍺🍺🍺🍺RIP RAY&Jennifer VILLA

  8. Our deepest condolences to the Villarreal family . My uncle was a very respectable man I no he is united with my dad big g and his beloved daughter Eva 👼🕊. He will be deeply missed by everyone 💔💔love Annie & Sunny Angel and family

  9. Rest easy, Mr. Villarreal—-you have taught your children well, and all the lives you’ve touched are better for having known you.

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