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Ruben D. Zapata

December 5, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, October 9, 1924
Died: 
Monday, December 3, 2012
Services: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: 9:15 a.m. Friday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Ruben D. Zapata
Ruben was born October 9, 1924 near Los Ebanos to the late Federico F. Zapata and Maria F. Zapata. He was the oldest of four boys. Ruben attended La Joya High School. When World War II broke out, Ruben was called to serve his country. He served in the United States Navy in the Pacific aboard the USS Calvert from 1943 to 1945 bringing relief supplies to Japan. When he returned, he attended the University of Houston. He married his wife, in Los Ebanos, Alicia M. Flores in 1949. They lived in Houston until 1954, when they returned to South Texas to settle in McAllen. Together they raised three children. Ruben worked as a television repairman for an appliance store until he was able to open his own shop in Mission. He retired in 1983 and he and his wife moved to "the farm" in Mission. They lived there until they moved back to McAllen in 1995. In 2008, they moved to Crowley's St. Francis Village. In 2010 they moved to Azle. They enjoyed traveling, he enjoyed his cattle and coffee buddies and walking.

Survivors include his wife, Alicia M. Zapata of Azle; son, Andy Zapata and wife, Genny of Azle; daughter, Nora Z. Montez and husband Fernando;son, Vito J. Zapata and wife, Karen; brothers, Ricardo and wife, Diane of Seattle, Wash., Reynaldo of Hollywood, Calif., Ramiro and wife, Mercedes of McAllen; one granddaughter; seven grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

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