Rene Hernandez Ruiz, 59, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at his residence with his family by his side.

He was born July 19, 1948, in Robstown to Pilar Ruiz and Maria Zulema Hernandez Ruiz. Rene was a retired truck driver for Robstown Hardware after 20 years of service, a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, an avid hunter and fisherman and a lifelong resident of Robstown.

Rene was preceded in death by his parents, Pilar and Maria Zulema Ruiz.

He is survived by his wife, Luz Sauceda Ruiz of Robstown; three sons, Rene Vidal (Dalia) Ruiz and Johnny Joe Sauceda, both of Robstown, and Robert Montes of Amarillo; two daughters, Hilda Montes of Robstown, and Irma G. (Adrian Guerrero) Hernandez of Corpus Christi; one sister, Sylvia R. Mejia of Cuero; one brother, Pilar H. (Maria) Ruiz Jr. of Cuero; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 17 and 18, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment was to follow in Collins Cemetery in Alice.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.