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Aug. 28, 1949 - Nov. 2, 2013

Ruben Montanez Garcia passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2013 peacefully at Thorton Hospital in La Jolla, CA surrounded by his family.
He was born to Precilliano Garcia and Aurora Garcia in 1949 in Fowler, CA. Came to Calexico at a year old, he attended Gramer Schools. In 1967 Ruben Graduated from Calexico High School where he played Football and was #22. After graduation he worked for various jobs, in 1974 with the Imperial County Probation until 1999, then in 2000 for USG until 2006. Ruben retired due to his illness, but that did not stop him from taking and picking up his grand kids from school and being at the ball park with his grandson Robert and never missing his tournaments. Ruben and his wife came to Brawley in 1976 where they made their home. He also enjoyed listening to oldies with his wife.
Ruben is survived by his wife Mary; daughter Priscilla (Polo) Betancourt; step kids Rosemary (Ernie) Sanchez, Rachel (Daryl) Johnson, Marlene Orsino all of Brawley. Freddie Orsino of Illinois; grand kids Cesar and Zaine of Illinois, Justin of Main, Daniella, Robert, Rozylln, Jakob, Lauryn, Tiffany, and David all of Brawley; great grand kids Julia, and Issac of Brawley; father Precilliano Garcia; brothers Arturo Garcia, Erine (Raquel) Garcia all of Calexico, Louis (Margo) Garcia of San Diego; one uncle; numerous cousins and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 1999 and his grandmother in 2005.
Visitation will held on Tuesday, November 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hems Brothers Mortuary in Calexico, 1820 Imperial Ave. Celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, November 20, at 10 a.m. officiated by Pastor Quinonezat at New Life Assembly of God, 1720 North Imperial Ave, Calexico, CA. Burial will immediately follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico, CA.
Rest in peace Grandpa. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ivpressonline

Published in Imperial Valley Press Online on Nov. 14, 2013
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