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Ruben Ornelas


1954 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Ruben Ornelas Obituary
Ruben Ornelas, age 60, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with David Vaughan officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Ruben was born on Aug. 29, 1954 in Sweetwater to Espiridion (Speedy) and Georgia (Olguin) Ornelas. He was a Baptist. He worked for
Arco Refinery in Houston before retiring. He never met a stranger. His hobbies included creating wonderful food, gardening and fishing.
He is survived by his parents, Speedy and Georgia Ornelas of Sweetwater; four sons, Ruben Semei Ornelas, Christian Ornelas, Edward Ornelas and Giovanni Ornelas, all of Houston; numerous grandchildren; and three sisters, Julia Tovias of Sweetwater, Sandra Vaughan and husband David of Sweetwater and Angie Ornelas and husband Derek Olson of Hillsboro.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rudy Ornelas and Eddie Ornelas, brother-in-law, Bobby Tovias; and nephew, Jason Tovias.
Family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the funeral home.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Apr. 17, 2015
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