Allie Machado


Allie “Bum” Machado passed away peacefully on March 26, 2018. He was surrounded by his family when he was lifted to Heaven from his home in Paso Robles.

He was a healthy active 81-year-old. Allie was told he had Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer on March 16, and on March 26, he passed away. It was a blessing that he was able to spend his last moments with his family as he passed from this earth into the arms of Jesus.

He is survived by his wife of 61 wonderful years, La Donna Machado, daughter Sherri Tilley (Willy), sons Michael Machado and Craig Machado (Angie). Four granddaughters, Morgan, Meagan, Laura and McKenna, two great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons, sister-in-law Jan Ruda and nephew Jerry Bonnifield. He is preceded in death by his parents Alexander “Allie” Manuel Machado and Annie Machado, brothers; George “Pinky” Machado, Gene “Brother” Machado and sister; Louise “Sis” Bonnifield, all of Northern San Luis Obispo County.

Allie was born on Feb. 22, 1937, in Paso Robles. He graduated from Paso Robles High School in 1954. Member of the CIF Championship Football team and was a Little League Baseball Coach. He was an electrician for Mobile Oil (San Ardo) for many years.

A man of many talents. His first love was his family, an interest in weather and the simple things in life.

A direct descendant of the Native American Juaneno Tribe also known as the Acjachemen Nation, located in San Juan Capistrano. He is also a direct descendant of the Spanish Soldado’s who was stationed at the San Miguel Mission in the late 1700’s, as well as various other Missions throughout California.

He was a proud member of Los Californianos, who are dedicated to the preservation of Alta California’s heritage, as well as a member of Friends of the Adobe.

A small graveside service was held April 4 at the San Miguel District Cemetery.

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