Obituary of Manuel Ernest Machado Jr.
July 14, 2017
Manuel Ernest Machado Jr. passed away on June 20, 2017. He was 54.
Manny was born to Manuel and Dorothy Machado on January 31, 1963 in Palo Alto, California. He spent his childhood in Mountain View with his loving Portuguese family until they relocated to Grass Valley. Soon after Manny graduated from Nevada Union in 1981, he married his first wife, Mia Wendy Smith. They were blessed with two beautiful children. Manny was a skilled heavy equipment operator, a foreman and a proud member of Operating Engineers Local 3. He dedicated many years to Mountain Cascade and most recently McGuire and Hester. In 1997, he met his second wife, whom he married in 2004. They were also blessed with two beautiful children. Manny was an outdoorsman, an avid hunter, and a fisherman. He loved riding quads at Pismo and Sand Mountain and camping with family. Manny was a hard-working, dedicated and generous man who made friends wherever he went. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Manny is survived by his parents, Manuel and Dorothy Machado; his sister, Lanette Gomes; his adult children, Mia Andres and Manel Machado; his wife, Jennifer Machado; his young children, Michael and Alexandrina Machado and many loved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial will be held at 10 a.m., on July 30, 2017 at the Nevada County Sportsmen Club in Nevada City. All who knew and loved him are welcome to attend.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
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