Jesse Dominguez


(Sept. 11, 2009)

Jesse Dominguez, 75, died on Sept. 11 in Powell after a courageous battle with cancer.

Throughout his life and even during his struggle to live, he was more concerned about others than himself.

Jesse was born June 21, 1934 in Pigeon, Mich. to Louis Ybarra and Deonesia Dominguez. He was raised by his grandparents and attended public schools in Owendale, Mich. Jesse later put himself through college at Chicago Technical.

Jesse worked as an electronics tester with AT&T for 33 years and for Sears, Roebuck and Co. for 29 years. He earned a variety of certificates for special training in technical areas. After his retirement, he was able to fulfill his dream of retiring to a quiet, relaxed life in Wyoming.

Jesse married his best friend, Estani Hernandez, on June 20, 1959 in Pigeon. To this union, two sons, Norbert and Rudy, and a daughter, Mary, were born.

Jesse looked forward to the moments he spent with his family. He enjoyed family gatherings, when he would grill a large batch of “brats” and enjoy playing outdoor games in his backyard. Jesse was an active participant and an avid fan of sports. He bowled and played baseball, golf and horseshoes throughout his life.

Jesse is survived by his wife, Estani; sons Norberto J. Dominguez (Pam) and Rudolph J. Dominguez (Gina); daughter Mary J. Kwilos (Mark); grandsons J.J. Dominguez and Thomas and Patrick Kwilos; brother Claude Bell; sister-in-law Phyllis Ibarra (Manuel); brothers-in-law Conrad Hernandez, Manuel Hernandez (Brenda) and John Bustos; an aunt, Manuela Dominguez; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and many good friends.

Cremation has taken place. Rosary will be Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Powell. Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 at St Barbara’s with Father Glenn Szcechowski officiating. Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memories may be sent to Estani Dominguez at 656 Wood Street, Powell, Wyoming 82435 or sent to the famliy online at