Born on 8/24/1940 in La Bajada, Sinaloa, Mexico. Bartolome was raised with three brothers and two sisters in the fruitful hills of Santa Apolonia, where his fondest memories were held. He enjoyed the life of living off the land, catching fish and crawdads from the river, and collecting fruits and vegetables from the wild. After completing third grade, at the age of 8, he joined the workforce to help his parents. At the age of 14, Bartolome joined the bracero program, working in Arizona, Texas, and California, picking Cotton, Asparagus, and tomatoes. In 1964, Bartolome married the love of his life; Sotera Zamora who together would raise seven children.
Bartolome would eventually become a Maestro in masonry, leaving his mastery-work in many churches and buildings in Culiacan, Baja California, California, and Curry County. Bartolome had a driving force to improve the lives of his seven children, always instilling a strong work ethic and kindness. He raised his children the way he knew and learned from them along the way. He spent his time with his friends and family playing games, telling stories and jokes and showing them brain teasers. His hobbies included spending time with his grandchildren in nature, fishing, hiking and reading the Bible. He spent the last days with consecutive non-stop visits from friends and family far and wide. Bartolome, passed quietly in his sleep in the early Morning of 2/24/2020. The love of his life, Sotera Zamora, four daughters, and three sons were in attendance in his mourning.
He will be missed.
A celebration of life will be held in the summer, his favorite season.