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Ruben Vasquez Garza, Jr.

April 29, 1958 — May 20, 2024

Corpus Christi

Ruben Garza, Jr. 66 passed away peacefully on May 20, 2024, surrounded by his loving family, leaving behind a legacy of love and service.   Ruben was born in Robstown, Texas on April 29, 1958, to Ruben V. Garza. Sr. and Virginia Ramos Garza.  He goes to reunite with his dad, Ruben Vasquez Garza, Sr., and a son, Andrew Garza, who preceded him in death. 

He is survived by his wife, Ida Gonzalez Garza of 43 years, his mom; Virginia Ramos Garza, Sisters:  Rosa Linda (Florencio “Ted”) Silva; and Sylvia Ann “BeBe” (Marcell) Bellfield. Nieces and Nephew: Anissa Jean (Jaime) Ibave Del Castillo of Aurora, Colorado, Autumn (Eddie) Bradley, Marcell “Trip” Edward Bellfield, III, Great Nieces and Nephew: Nevaeh Isabella Zilka, Lyzabeth Amaris Zilka & Draven Ibave Del Castillo.

After high school graduation, at the age of 20, Ruben started working in the oil rig industry for over 40 years.  He was a dedicated, hardworking man. Ruben achieved his lifelong dream of owning a ranch, with a beautiful house on a vast expanse of land. He found immense joy sitting with Ida on their front porch in their rocking chairs, ringing the bell, soaking in the peaceful scenery, and watching his cows grazing under the warm sunshine. His heart was full as he watched his 4 dogs play in the water and laughed as they ran alongside the tractor and ATV. Ruben took great pride in his ranch, spending countless hours working outside in his barn, and reveling in the blooming wildflowers. He cherished the simple pleasures of watching cardinals, listening to the night owl, and appreciating the serene ranch scenery. His kindness, generosity, and strong friendships touched everyone who knew him. Ruben's legacy of hard work and love for his ranch will be remembered by all. 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to Ruben's health, healing, and happiness. A special acknowledgment goes to Rose and Ted Silva for their selfless sacrifice, unwavering love, and dedicated support. Their decision to provide full-time care for Ruben showcases the epitome of kindness and compassion.  Our deepest gratitude also goes to BeBe and Marcell Bellfield for their support and selfless caretaking of Ruben. 

Ruben also loved and looked forward to mom cooking his favorite foods (Conchita’s, Papa’s con carne & fideo). We are immensely grateful for their remarkable dedication and generosity. 

Ruben was loved and respected by many and will be dearly missed.  We have been blessed to love and be loved by him.  We will miss his amazing eyes, sense of humor, beautiful smile, warm hugs, and constant encouragement.  We celebrate that he is in the presence of God and reunited with loved ones.

The visitation will be at Sawyer-George Funeral Home on Friday, June 7, 2024, from 4:00-8:00 PM. The Funeral Service will be on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Sawyer-George Funeral Home with the interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the medical staff at Northwest Emergency Room, in Robstown, Texas; Corpus Christi Medical Center Doctors Regional, Emergency Room Team, and ICU staff:  A special thank you to Ruben’s provider Lori Aleman, and his Orange Grove neighbors, for their unconditional love and support.  

The family encourages everyone to learn about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) a dreadful disease that can affect anyone.

Paul Bearers: 

Estevan Roberto Gonzalez, Tristan Roberto Gonzalez,

Thomas Gonzalez, Randy Gonzalez, Benjamin Gonzalez, 

Noe Garza, III, Omar Garza and A. J. Garcia

Honorary Pall Bearers: 

Florencio “Ted” Silva, Marcell E. Bellfield, Jr., Marcell E. “Trip” Bellfield, III (Athens, Greece), Carlos Gonzales, Pioquinto Alaniz and Edgar.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, June 7, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

Memorial Park Cemetery

, Robstown, TX 78380

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