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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

Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at Aledo High School, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

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