MISSION - Ruben Garcia, 74, passed away at Mission Regional Medical Center on Friday, March 14, 2014.
Early in his life, Mr. Garcia had a music career as a singer, songwriter and composer of Mexican norteño music.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Ramona Garcia.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Olivia Peña Garcia; sons, Jose E. Garcia, Ruben Garcia Jr., Edgar Omar Garcia and Rafael Garcia; brothers; Faustino Garcia, Angel Garcia, Artemio Garcia and Isauro Garcia; sisters, Irma Sanchez, Maria Concepción Garcia, Mirta Treviño, Esmeralda Muñoz and Nora Elia Sandoval; and four grandchildren.
The funeral mass was held on Monday, March 17, at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission.
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