Dupree Gomez Najera passed away in San Diego on July 26, 2021. He was 62.
Dupree was born on July 24, 1959, in Santa Cruz, California. He was raised in Watsonville and resided in San Diego.
Dupree was a hard-working family man. He worked in the family business for many years as a hair stylist. He also worked in construction building residential homes. He served in the US Army. He enjoyed fixing old cars and riding his Harley. He was a loving grandfather to 5 grandchildren. He loved spending time with them and surprising them with personal mementos. He had a wonderful personality and was always making people laugh and putting smiles on their faces. He knew many people from all walks of life that enjoyed his charismatic personality. Dupree will be greatly missed.
Dupree is survived by his children, Annisa (Jesse) Gonzalez, Dupree Jr. Najera, Patricia Najera, Adrian Najera and Marissa Mendoza, his parents Lee Najera and Frank Najera, his sister, Candie Najera, his grandchildren Robert Dominic Cano, Savanna Gonzalez, Brandon Gonzalez, Christian Gonzalez and Khylee Herrera and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dupree was preceded in death by his sister Fina Najera.
The Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel at from 5:00-7:00 PM with the Service at 7:00 PM. The following day, Thursday August 12, 2021, people can arrive at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel at 10:00 AM then will depart shortly after to Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Salinas for the Burial at 11:00 AM.