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Ruben M. Garcia - Class Of 1965 VIEW PROFILE

Ruben M. Garcia Alice, TX Dr. Ruben M. Garcia, of Alice, Texas, was called home to be with our Lord on March 7, 2014 at the age of 66. He was born in Alice, Texas on May 31, 1947 to Paulino and Delfina Garcia. Doc was a 1966 Alice High School graduate, a graduate of the Baptist Memorial School of X-ray Technology and the Scott & White Healthcare Nuclear Medicine Technology Program. After he graduated he continued his work at Baptist Memorial Hospital and Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. In 1975 he followed his roots back home where he became the Chief X-ray Technician at P&S Hospital in Alice, Texas. After several years at P&S Hospital Ruben decided to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor. He then began his coursework at La Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas where he received his doctorate degree in medicine. This accomplishment meant the sacrifice of time from his wife and two sons but it was an accomplishment that was well respected by his family and peers. In 1983, before he graduated from medical school, he and his wife started Regional Home Health Agency. While he was doing his residency at P&S Hospital Doc decided that his true calling was not only in medicine but in business. The home health agency would help meet the needs of our community for 30 years. It is thirty years later and having served thousands of families and employees that Doc's dream was realized. Doc was not only a business owner he was an entrepreneur. Doc became interested in real estate and made purchases that would help diversify his accomplishments. In 1996 he expanded into the funeral industry. He built Ruben M. Garcia & Sons Funeral Home where his two sons Reuben Todd and Jason work as the funeral directors. Doc was a big fan of the sport of boxing. His love of the sport drew him towards the desire to become a boxing judge. Doc had dreams and there was nothing that could get in the way of that. It was January 25, 1991 when Doc judged his first fight in Corpus Christi, Texas and October 26, 2013 when he judged his last fight in San Jose, Costa Rica. He was a member of the International Boxing Federation, the World Boxing Organization and the World Boxing Association. Doc traveled judging fights and meeting fighters and promoters from all over the world. He was a 4th degree member the Knights of Columbus Council #3169, a Pee Wee League City Champ Coach, a member of the City of Alice Planning and Zoning Commission, the chairman of the City of Alice Board of Adjustments, a member of the Water Authority Board, a board member of the Appraisal District Review Board, a Board of Director of the Appraisal District, and a member of the Beefmaster Breeders United. Above all, and most importantly, Doc was a very loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. His family and friends are proud of his ambition and accomplishments. Doc will be sadly missed; but never forgotten. He will forever live in the hearts of those lives he has touched. Ruben was preceded in death by his parents; parents in law, Epifanio and Concepcion Naranjo; daughter in law, Monique Terrell Garcia; sister in law, Dalia Garcia; brother in law, John Schaffer and numerous uncles and aunts. He is survived by the love of his life, mother of his children and best friend, Francisca V. Garcia; his sons, Reuben Todd (Selina) Garcia and Jason Rene Garcia; two brothers, Paulino (Becky Tripp) Garcia, Jr. and Leonardo A. Garcia; two sisters, Diana (Rogelio) Vasquez and Ana Maria Schaffer all of Alice, Texas; six grandchildren, Reuben Todd II, Jason Ryan, Victoria Cathleen, Shawn Dalton, Derek Anthony, and Julyssa Amanda; two uncles, Leopoldo (Kay) Martinez and Amador Garcia both of Corpus Christi, Texas; one aunt, Minerva Martinez of Alice, Texas; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will be receiving friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Ruben M. Garcia & Sons Funeral Home in Alice, Texas then will depart to St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Alice, Texas, for a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice, Texas at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Alice Cemetery in Alice, Texas. Dr. Garcia and his family have seen firsthand how cancer affects those diagnosed and battling the disease, those who have lost their fight with cancer, and the friends and family members who are left to cope with their loss. It was Doc's wish that donations to the American Cancer Society be made in his memory in lieu of flowers. Donations can be made online at, by mail to American Cancer Association; PO BOX 22718; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 73123-1718; or by using a donation envelope that will be made available at the services. Arrangements entrusted to his sons at Ruben M. Garcia & Sons Funeral Services of Alice, Texas. Originally published Sunday, March 09, 2014

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04/26/18 11:44 AM #1    

Casimiro (Casey) Garza, Jr (1965)

Here is Ruben in high school:


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