Israel P. Banuelas, 92, was embraced into God's eternal life on April 2, 2014. He is preceded in death by his first wife Esperanza and nephew Rico. He is survived by children Msgr. Arturo Banuelas, Alonzo (Hilda), Israel Jr., Anna Maria, Armando, Inez, Cecilia and Marco Antonio (Angela) grandchildren: Hopie, Edgardo, Saul, Adrian (Julie), Emily (Danny), Gina, Vincent, Victoria, Antonio Cruz, Christian Joaquin, great grandchildren Azrael and Ava, his present wife Carmen and her children Dr. Oscar Vega Jr. (Alicia) and children Miguel (Eulalia), Arturo (Susan), Nicolas, Ariana, Madison Samuel, Eduardo (Julie), Melissa, Maria Isabel, Luis, Jezel and Patricia (John). Vigil service will be at St. Pius X. Parish Sunday April 6, 2014 at 7 pm with Mass of Christian Burial on Monday April 7 at 10 am at St. Pius X. Parish. Interment to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. In memory of Mr. Banuelas, memorial donations can be made to the parish's RICO Immigrant Childrens Ministry.
Published in El Paso Times from Apr. 4 to Apr. 12, 2014