Francisca Macias and her family laid her husband, Jose Maria Ochoa Ruiz, 73, of Fresno, to rest on Thursday.
But what followed was not so solemn.
About 40 family members, friends and co-workers of Ruiz gathered with Macias at Roeding Park to celebrate his life with music, food and good times, including the mariachi music of Imperial Norteño.
Ruiz was a longtime employee of JP Lamborn Company of Fresno. He passed away on June 12.