Ruben Rodriguez Ruiz, 65, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007.

He was born on Feb. 18, 1942, in Violet to Crisoforo and Herlinda Rodriguez Ruiz. Ruben was a general laborer at a refinery and a longtime resident of Robstown.

He is survived by his wife, Francisca Ruiz, of Robstown; his children, Rachel (Guadalupe) Calderon, Raul (Lorriane) Ruiz, Isabel (Victor) Chapa, Juan (Irene) Garcia, Rosalinda (Johnny) Martinez, Reynaldo Ruiz, all of Robstown, Ruben (Elva) Ruiz Jr., and Roland (Gracie) Ruiz, both of Altus, Okla.; three brothers, Manuel Ruiz Sr., Rene (Esperanza) Ruiz, and Crisoforo Ruiz Jr., all of Robstown; 24 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 pm Monday, Sept. 17, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment followed in Robstown Cemetery.

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