Agur Lagunak

Sep 28, 2012 by

It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to Jon O’Neal  (Virginia Goitia), one of our founding members and Michel Irigoin (Beatrice) a longtime member as well.


Jon, of Norwegian descent, became completely immersed in the Basque culture when he married Virginia.  You could find him cleaning the sheep sheds, hauling tables, chairs and BBQ grills for the picnics we had at Pfeiffer Farms in the early years.   He loved helping Virginia cook the chorizos, sipping wine, telling jokes and chatting with everyone.  See his complete obituary at:


Michel and Beatrice arrived here from Chino and contacted Michelle Errecart for information about the Basque community in the area.  They became members of the club and attended many of the events over the years.  We will always remember Michel’s gentle sense of humor and sweet smile.  See his complete obituary at:

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