Jose Armand Escalante

August 14, 1928 to July 17, 2016


Armand was born in Oxnard on August 14, 1928.  He was the youngest in a family of ten children.  All of his five sisters and four brothjers predeceased him.  Armand attended Santa Clara Elementary School as well as public school, having graduated  from Oxnard High School in 1946.  Subsequently he attended Ventura College, (A.A. degree),  U.C.S.B. (B.A. degree) and U.C.L.A.  where he earned his masters degree and was also a teaching assistant.  In the following years he taught Spanish and English at Baldwin Park High School for four years and then he obtained a teaching position at Mount San Antonio College where he taught for thirth-one years.  During his teaching career he continued his education by taking post-graduate courses at several universities.  One of his proudest moments came when he received a Fulbright scholarship to attend summer courses in Columbia, South America where he studied language, culture and literature.  Armand was a life long participant in various sports and most recently was an active member of the Oxnard Lawn Bowling Club.  After his retirement in 1989 Armand and his wife, Pauline, returned to live in his home town of Oxnard.
Obituary from the Ventura County Star

Armand  joined the Oxnard Joslyn Lawn Bowls Club in 1993 and was a continuous  member until he died.  He had served as Club President and most recently as Vice President.  He was  a bowling instructor and always ready to help when asked.  Armand loved his bowling and won many tournaments  over the years.  We can still hear him say "don't be short". 

Armand at a recent tournament


Mike Newton, Rich Purcell and Armand kidding around after a tournament win.

Armand, you will be dearly missed.