Hello family and friends, welcome to the Ochoa family site. We have created this blog to keep everyone updated on Stessy's recovery, as well as to provide important upcoming dates and developments. We appreciate your support and words of encouragement during this very difficult time. Thank you for caring. God Bless.
Thank you for creating this blog to let us know how to help and keep us updated. I’ve been a regular customer at the Sacramento farmers market for several years. I will miss Eleazar’s (Ed’s) kind, happy face so much! He was always so positive and had something good to say. He called me (and many others) sweetie, complimented me and wished me a good week. He also sold the most beautiful flowers I’ve purchased from anywhere. Even though I didn’t know him well, I will miss him greatly and will think of him every time I’m at the market. If you decide to keep the flower business going and come back to the Sacramento market, I will buy flowers every week to support you and keep his memory alive. I wish Stessy a speedy recovery and I wish the entire family strength during this difficult time.
Eddie was one of the kindest nicest people I’ve ever known. I bought flowers from him every Thursday at the Florin Farmers’ Market, and my house seems so empty without ‘Eddie’s lillies. He was always so cheerful and upbeat – how could you not cherise him? So sad about his death – so unfair. Although he called me “honey” too, he knew me as the pilot. He’d often call to see which colos I wanted and would hold them for me. I really miss him. I surely hope the family is able to continue his business – I’ll be there on Thursdays looking for them.
I echo all of the above comments – been buying only Ed’s flowers for many, many years. Ed always gave a 2-handed handshake too – another clue of how he was an authentic and good man. He really did care about his customers! He and Sol arranged the flowers for a friend’s wedding and I always bought Sol’s delightful arrangements – during the year and especially at holiday time. I cried and cried the day I went to pay for my white roses when told of his passing. So devastating a loss to his wife, children, and the entire community who are also in mourning for him. He will never be forgotten by me.
Ed a well-known for many of us as a fine man, he always tacked the time to great and get to know each and every one of us individually. I personally shared many good moments with him; we often talked about how close our life experiences were, from the times he was on his home land to his present time here with his family, he always joke around and talked about how he made future plans for his family shared the good times as well the bad times experiences. Often I went up to him for advice and he always listens and was ready to tend a helping hand, even I didn’t know all his family personally he was sure to mention how proud he was with each one of them, Ed was always a positive person I consider him one of my few friends. Like my late father used to say “you may have thousands of acquaintances but true friends you may count with the fingers of your hands” we will miss you dearly and for all of us is a great loss. My condolences for his wife Sol and his family. He will always be on our hearts and prayers as the person that he was and on his own words when my father passed don’t mourn him for his departure rather celebrate his life here on earth.
4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ [a] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Although I never knew his first name, until now, I will never, never forget this man’s kindness. Ed had an old world courtesy and was a true gentleman. I loved buying flowers from him because he spoke to every single person with warmth, kindness, and respect. He often spoke of his children with pride and thanked me many times over for being a teacher to children. What a gem of a soul he was. I have bought his flowers every Sunday fro three years now, for my classroom. His beauty will continue to live on and inspire me always. God bless Ed’s wife Sol and her children. You are in my prayers. Warmly, Sarah Casebeer