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Hilario Simental, aka Ely Sr. was born Nov. 3, 1931. On March 18, at the age of 82, he has gone home to be with our Lord and Savior.
He is survived by his wife, five brothers, two sisters, 11 children, 32 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Ely Sr. was an Oxnard resident for over 60 years.
Born and raised in Valparaiso in the state of Zacatecas in Mexico, he came to California at age 17. He worked for a construction company then owned his own restaurant for a short time. He worked for Roy Bros. from 1967-1973.