A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 30, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gridley for Vidal R. Lomeli, 82 of Gridley, California.  He passed away Sunday, November 22, 2009 at Enloe Medical Center in Chico of natural causes.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 30, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gridley for Vidal R. Lomeli, 82 of Gridley, California.  He passed away Sunday, November 22, 2009 at Enloe Medical Center in Chico of natural causes.

Vidal was born April 28, 1927 in San Miguel Elalto, Mexico and was a long time Gridley resident having worked for many area farmers.  He was a devoted and caring husband, father and grandfather who always put his family first.  He enjoyed doing yard work, gardening, and tending to his rose bushes.  He was also an outstanding cook, animated storyteller and had a contagious laugh.  He will be missed dearly by his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Vidal is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Marina Lomeli of Gridley, CA; 2 sons: Jose Lomeli and Javier Lomeli both of Gridley, CA; and 4 daughters: Maggie Madera, Becky Lomeli and Cecilia Lomeli all of Gridley, CA and Marina Lomeli-Fox of Chico, CA.  He is also survived by 2 brothers, 3 sisters and 6 grandchildren.

A Rosary will be recited Monday, November 30, 2009 at 9:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Father Miguel Silva of Sacred Heart Catholic Church will officiate at the services.

Private interment will be held.

Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel.