Public Artwork for the Future Pomona Gold Line Station Stephen Farley, Artist

Hall of Gratitude

José Luis Ornelas

Submitted by Mayra Sosa and Maria Ramos

José Luis showed me the power of kindness

He always connected with everyone. He could see through you. He had the power to always say the right words to make you feel better. He always encouraged me to do what I love even during tough times. – Mayra Sosa

I knew José Luis Ornelas many years ago, here in Pomona. Since I have known him I have seen a very compassionate man with others — he was always able to help anyone in need no matter what. He helped many people in many ways without looking for recognition because he was a very humble man. His beautiful family was his treasure — he was a very dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He was very talented — he loved to sing, to write songs and poems — and he always motivated his children to love arts. They are very talented, too. José Luis was a very faithful man and he was very pleased to share God’s word with everyone who needed it. He was a lovely and admirable man, and he deserves to be remembered! – Maria Ramos

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