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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

WA/DL Capt. J. Jess Huerta

WA/DL Capt. J. Jess Huerta
December 9, 1927 ~ December 23, 2016


We have received word with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Western/Delta pilot Captain J. Jess Huerta, age 89.  Captain Huerta joined Western Airlines 05-02-1955 and retired with Delta Air Lines in December 1987 as Captain flying the DC-10s, based LAX. 
Arrangements are not yet known. 
For those wishing to send condolences to the family, and to the best of my knowledge that address is 
8515 Costa Verde Blvd Unit 1506 , San Diego CA 92122-1146.
When we hear more as to arrangements we will be sure to pass that information along to you.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 

-----Original Message-----
From: Dick Deeds [mailto:dickdeeds@pacbell.net] Sent: Friday, December 23, 2016 3:14 PM    Subject:  Final Flight West-Capt. Jess Huerta

It is great sadness that I pass this along.

To all our friends and loved ones,
Dear Jess passed away at 6:43p.m. today after fighting dementia for the past
5 years.  As you can imagine I'll be busy for the next several days.  Will
contact you in the near future.


  1. l loved jess he was a very dear friend of mine he was like a father to me I truly will miss him god bless you sir always loved Dene A Nuhaily

  2. Hello Julie, It is your old friend and neighbors Jim and Laura Peters. I was doing some research in hopes to track down you and Jess and came upon the news of his passing almost 3 years ago. I am so sorry for your loss, we loved Jess so much. He was without a doubt one of the kindest people I have ever met. He loved you to the moon and I am sure he is making others smile everyday in Heaven. Please do reach out to me if youd like us to bring you up to speed on our family! We miss you and will pray for you! Stay in touch. jim@jimrpeters.com or 858-776-2959. Love the Peters family on Montfort Court!