In Memoriam; Jerry ‘Ouie’ Lewis Hurtado

Jerry Lewis Hurtado, known as Ouie, was born in Hemet on September 9, 1961 and was raised on the Soboba Indian Reservation. Born into a large family, Jerry was the youngest son of eight children. He attended San Jacinto High School, where he was a star athlete in baseball and football and received many awards and write-ups in local newspapers.
Jerry was a hard worker, who held many jobs throughout his lifetime. His last place of employment was at the Soboba Casino for 24 years.

Ouie loved his family and his family loved him. We are all going to miss his laugh, his jokes and his phone calls. He was a sports lover and a huge fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and L.A. Rams.

Jerry passed away on April 9, 2022 and was preceded in death by his parents Mary and Foster, his mother-in-law Barbara, brother Eugene, sisters Alberta and Helen, nephew Steven, and nieces Tiffany and Tamara, and his Father-in-law Marvin.

He is survived by the love of his life, Christine. Together for more than 30 years, they married on March 27, 2004. Jerry is also survived by his son Drew and granddaughter Carolyn, stepchildren Raymond, Julia and Jermaine, brothers Foster “Tino,” Kenneth “Pogo,” and Gary, and sister Christine.

A Rosary service will be held on April 21 at 7 Inland Memorial Harford Chapel, 120 N Buena Vista St. in Hemet. Viewing will be from 5 to 8 p.m.

On April 22, there will be a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church on the Soboba Indian Reservation, followed by his burial at the Soboba Cemetery.

The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers at this time. It means so much.