Ruperto Botello Ybarra Jr., 62, passed away on Monday, May 17, 2010. He was born on Nov. 12, 1947 in Robstown to Ruperto Ybarra Sr. and Sara Botello Ybarra.

He was a Catholic and had worked with Reynold's. He was a longtime resident of Robstown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Candido Ybarra, Jose Francisco Ybarra and Manuel Ybarra; and two sisters, Rebecca Castro and Jovita Rios.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Cecilia Ybarra of Robstown; his son, Ruperto (Esmeralda) Botello Ybarra III of Robstown; his daughter, Yvette (Rudy) Ybarra-Zamora; four sisters, Petra De Leon, Escolastica Garza, Guadalupe Garza, all of Robstown, and San Juanita Salinas of Lorenzo; six grandchildren, Anndrea Leanne Ybarra, Matthew Ryan Ybarra, Christian Jared Ybarra, Nicolas Ybarra, Miguel Antonio Ybarra, and Sara Zamora; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 and on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2010 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Robstown. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.