MISSION – Ruben Rodriguez, 82, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at Doctors Hospital in Edinburg.
Born in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, he lived in Illinois for 20 years, and moved to Mission in 1973. He owned The Ahumada Ranch and Elsa Iron Works.
Mr. Rodriguez was preceded in death by his parents, Zeferino and Maria Inez Rodriguez, and sister, Maria de Socorro Rodriguez de Garcia.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ana Rodriguez of Mission; children, David Rodriguez of Mission, Ruben Rodriguez of Mission, Mary Molina of Houston, Rose Lighter of Katy, Ana Sanchez of Katy, Nina Pena of Grand Prairie and Lidia Morales of Weslaco; siblings, Nemosia Medina and Gilberto Rodriguez of McAllen; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on Oct. 20 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission.