RUBEN S. GARCIA Sr.
FUNERAL HOME
Darling-Mouser Funeral Home
945 Palm Blvd.
Brownsville, TX
Ret. Police Capt. Ruben S. Garcia Sr., 87, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas.

Born in San Benito, Ruben was a lifetime resident of Brownsville. He joined the Brownsville Police Dept. at 21 and served a record 42 and a half years before retiring in 1991. Ruben was also a lifetime parishioner of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and was especially proud of the fact that he was the first child baptized there.

Ruben is preceded in death by his parents, Maria de Jesus "Chucha' and Manuel Garcia; his first wife, Luz G. "Lucy" Garcia; and two daughters: Lydia Pearl "Poe" Garcia and Janey Ybarra.

Ruben is survived by his wife of 21 years, Martha Fuentes Garcia; a son, Ruben S. (Nellie) Garcia Jr.; two daughters, Maria Cristina (Miguel) Gonzalez and Loraine G. (Kevin+) Knoch; 8 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, 16 great-grandchildren with one on the way, 1 great-great-grandson with 1 on the way; and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today Friday, Dec. 19th and continue through 4 p.m. at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home. Visitation will resume at 5 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1200 Lincoln, where a rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday evening.

The Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20th at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Committal services will follow at Buena Vista Burial Park.

Military rites will be conducted by Mr. Raul Leal and the American Legion Honor Guard in conjunction with full police honors rendered by members of the Brownsville Police Department.

Ruben's grandchildren are honored to be serving as his pallbearers.

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and send your condolences online to Ruben's family at www.darlingmouser.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Darling-Mouser Funeral Home, 945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78520, and (956) 546-7111.



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Published by Brownsville Herald on Dec. 19, 2014.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Dec
19
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Darling-Mouser Funeral Home
945 Palm Blvd., Brownsville, TX
Dec
19
Visitation
5:00p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
1200 Lincoln, TX
Dec
19
Rosary
7:00p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
1200 Lincoln, TX
Dec
20
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
, TX
Dec
20
Committal
Buena Vista Burial Park
, TX
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I'm so sorry to hear Captain Garcia has died. He touched so many lives__me being one of them. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Ms. Ida Olga Solis
Ida Solis
January 10, 2015
My deepest condolences to the family, God bless you all...
Dr. Ahmed Kaseb
January 6, 2015
CAPTAIN GARCIA MY YOU REST IN PEACE MR. GARCIA KNEW MY FAMILY FOR MANY,MANY YEARS AND ME AS A CHILD WHEN I WAS ATTENDING SCHOOL WITH LORRAINE AT ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL. TWO OF MY SISTERS WORKED WITH MR. GARCIA WHEN THE POLICE STATION WAS AT THE FORT BROWN LOCATION.RUBEN JR. AND LORRAINE AND ALL OF THE GARCIA FAMILY MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES AND MY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.
ALEX ANZALDUA (38 mCdAVITT)
December 23, 2014
May the good Lord be with all of your family, I know it is especially hard losing a member of your family around holidays.
Remberto Arteaga
December 23, 2014
Ruben and Nellie....so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.... May he rest in peace
janie munoz
December 22, 2014
RIP Captain. My condolences to the family.
Pattie Medina
December 22, 2014
Ruben and Christina and Family, Our deepest condolences and sympathy on the loss of your Father. As I was reading the obituary I was remembering when as kids we would always go by your Grandmother "Chucha" store to buy candy. Would sometimes see your Dad and was always so scare of him. I guess he knew that we were scare of him cause he would always smile. Very good memories growing up in La Buena Vida Project. God Bless You Guys.
Albert & Aida Garza
December 20, 2014
RUBEN JR CRISTINA AND MY DEAR LORAINE I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST PLEASE KNOW THAT WE KEEP YOU ALL IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

LOVE YOU ALL DEARLY ELENO JAVIER OLGA TERRY ROSARIO JOE AND SONIA GARCIA


RIP RUBEN S GARCIA SR
Terry Gonzalez
December 20, 2014
Our deepest condolences to the family of Ruben Garcia. We regret that we are unable to attend the services due to being out of town. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry Brown
December 20, 2014
My deepest and sincerest condolences Lorraine for the loss of your father. I met him while working for the City of Brownsville - awesome man - very nice and respectful...may he RIP
Esperanza Benavidez
December 20, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Lynn Saldana
December 20, 2014
May all the great memories of this outstanding community servant bring comfort to the family and friends of Captain Garcia. God's Grace to you!
George Ferraez
December 20, 2014
Loraine and family, so sorry for your loss. May God grant you strength and give you comfort. You are in our prayers.
Charlie & Cindy (Hidalgo) Rodriguez
December 20, 2014
Ruben and Martita,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of you loved one. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Mr. & Mrs. Elias Velez
ELIAS VELEZ
December 20, 2014
Ruben & Nellie - Sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Our deepest condolences. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim & Hilda Weaver
December 20, 2014
Please accept our condolences the loss of your Dad. I have very fond memories of him. I loved his sense of humor!

Carmen Saenz and family
December 20, 2014
Our condolences to the Garcia family. May the LORD Jesus Christ be with you in this time of mourning. May his spirit bring you his peace and comfort.
Reynaldo Pena and Family
December 19, 2014
On behave of the Pan American Golf Association we send our deepest condolences to the Garcia Family.

Ralph Ramos
P.A.G.A Board Member
Brownsville,Texas
December 19, 2014
My condolences to the Garcia Family. Ruben and I knew each other
"all our lives". I lived on 13th Street growing up and Ruben lived
behind the Buena Vida Project where he grew up with my cousins,
the Venos, friends, the Bennetts and the Vidals, the Williams, among other good friends and neighbors.
One of my Veno cousins was down in Brownsville in August of this year and I called Ruben to come and visit with us, which he gladly did.
We reminisced about the "old times" with "mucho gusto". We talked about many things. We told him we were proud of his service to the
people of Brownsville. What a record he set!!! May he Rest in the Peace of our Lord.
Very sincerely,
Juanita G. Delgado
December 19, 2014
Ruben & Nellie - We're so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending you our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Robert says your dad was a great boss and friend. He taught him so much that he kept his teachings throughout his law enforcement career. May he rest in peace.
Love,
Robert & Norma Hernandez
Georgetown, Texas
December 19, 2014
Ruben, Nellie & Family
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Ralph & Benilde Proscia
December 19, 2014
Ruben & Nellie
Our sincere condolences to you and your entire family on your loss. Our prayers are with you. May he RIP.
Jesse & Barbara Soto
San Antonio TX
December 19, 2014
To Lettie Marroquin, Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss, I am really sorry to hear about this. May the good Lord be with you and your faimily in this difficult time. Mrs. Y. Santa Ana
Yolanda Santa Ana
December 19, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the Garcia family. I have fond memories of days gone by at my grandmother's (Mama Jo Williams) house. God bless and guide you through this time of sorrow.
Jeanne Williams Lambert
December 19, 2014
What a wonderful life we had with Tio, Aunt Lucy and all my cousins down in Brownsville. From home to home to home, the rooftop, the store, the orchard and the berries in the tree. There are so many memories I will have of the times we all had together, weekends, thanksgivings, Christmas and Easters. My wife fondly remembers sharing white lightning with Tio at the last house. I will remember him only by one name he insisted we all call TIO. May you rest in peace Tio. My love and prayers to all my cousins, Jr, Cristina, Loraine. I will be there in spirit with each of you. Love You All, Steven & Mary K Gonzalez.
Steven Gonzalez
December 19, 2014
My sincere condolences on your loss. May he rest in peace and may you find comfort and solace in this time of sorrow.
Santiago Navarro
December 19, 2014
My deepest condolence to the Garcia Family. My prayers are with you at this time of sadness.
Rosi Chavez
December 19, 2014
Ruben and Family, We were saddened to hear of your dad's passing. He was a fine Christian man, a tough respected cop, who always had a "hello" for me. He touched many and we are all the better for it.
Know that you and yours are in our prayers.
Respectfully, Jack and Libby Dempsey
December 19, 2014
What a wonderful man, what a wonderful family and what wonderful memories he has left behind. Our prayers are with all of you--God Bless you all. Rosi and Jesse Galarza
December 19, 2014
Loriane, I will continue to keep you in my prayers. May your Dad RIP!
Gloria Pequeno
December 19, 2014
My Prayers for the Garcia Family.
Captain Garcia was one of my first instructors when I got into Law Enforcement and he was a great resource when needed. He will be missed by the Law Enforcement Community.

God Bless

Chief John M. Cardoza

Retired UT- Brownsville
Texas Police Chief's
Texas Police Association
Chief John Cardoza
December 19, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow. May God guide you thru this times.
Lonnie and Elsy Sanchez Robinson
Round Rock Texas
December 19, 2014
Chachita Partida
December 19, 2014
Please accept our sincerest condolences.
Harry Ward
December 18, 2014
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