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Ruben Munoz

February 12, 1925 ~ September 11, 2021 (age 96)

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P.L. Fry and Son is honored to serve the Munoz family

Visitation will be held on

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Rosary 6:00 p.m.

P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home

 

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, September 23, 2021

11:00 a.m.

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

19399 E. HWY 120

Ripon, CA 

Final Resting Place St. John's Catholic Cemetery   

 

Born in a small town of Jalisco, Mėxico, located in San Juan de los Lagos, Ojo de Agua, on February 12, 1925, Ruben Muñoz began his journey through life. Ruben was the oldest son of Margarito and Macedonia Muñoz. He lost his mother as an adolescent leaving him to help his father care for his five younger siblings. It was from here that Ruben learned to always put family first.

He married Maria del Carmen Davalos Ruiz in 1944 at the age of nineteen years old. Together they raised five children: Arcelia Muñoz, Alfredo Muñoz, Roberto Muñoz, Ruben Muñoz and Macedonia Yolanda Muñoz. They settled in Guadalajara, Jalisco until 1949 when Ruben left to the United States to work under the Bracero Program. Ruben worked as a Campesino  throughout California and would return to his family every chance he got to be with them.

In 1955 Ruben became a legal resident of the United States which allowed him to bring his family with him. They settled in Manteca, California where Ruben would work as a farm worker until 1973 the year he returned back to his native Guadalajara. In 1977 he opened a local convenience store next to his residence which his grandchildren referred to as “la tiendita.” He was able to build a successful business and a beautiful life back in Guadalajara next to his wife and his youngest daughter Macy. One of the most remarkable things in Ruben’s life was the family that he raised next to Carmen. Carmen and Ruben had a beautiful marriage for seventy-three years, they were each other’s strength and unconditional support. Their marriage is a beautiful testimony of their commitment and love for one another. Ruben lived through five generations to see sixteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

In 2004 Ruben and Carmen moved back to the United States to be close to family and to take care of his health. Both Ruben and Carmen went to live with their youngest daughter Macy until their last breath. Carmen passed in 2017, the love they had for each other was very inspiring and strong and it will continue to be their legacy in the familia Muñoz.

One of the most significant characteristics about Ruben was his work ethic. He was hard working and business savvy. He believed in working hard to provide the best life possible for his family. One of his famous phrases is “ponganse a trabajar!” (get to work!). He had a great sense of humor and was always saying his famous “dichos” (sayings) that would deliver so much wisdom to a person or any situation.

His legacy of love and hard work will live on in all of the family that leaves behind. His family remembers an important lesson that he used to say “always work hard not just in your job but in yourself. Always try to be a better person.” He was a man of his word with high values and morals, always dedicated to his family. Despite the many struggles and tragedies in his life he was an optimistic man who never let anything get in the way of his dreams and his tenacity to work hard to provide a better life for his family. Ruben passed away on September 11, 2021 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He was surrounded by loved ones and passed away peacefully. He is now rejoicing in heaven next to his wife Carmen, his parents and all his loved ones that passed before him. We are left with some of the most beautiful memories of him telling us to get to work, his funny jokes and dichos that always made us feel so much better. But most importantly, his life is an example of working hard,  being a good person, courageous, kind and loving. 

Ruben will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather, wonderful husband, caring brother and friend. Rest in Peace Ruben Muñoz - February 12, 1925 - September 11, 2021.

 

Nacido en un pequeño pueblo de Jalisco, México, ubicado en San Juan de los Lagos, Ojo de Agua, el 12 de febrero de 1925, Rubén Muñoz inició su camino atraves de la vida. Rubén era el hijo mayor de Margarito y Macedonia Muñoz. Perdió a su madre cuando era adolescente y ayudo a cuidar a sus cinco hermanos menores. Fue a partir de aquí que Rubén aprendió a poner siempre a la familia en primer lugar.

 

Se casó con María del Carmen Dávalos Ruiz en 1944 a la edad de diecinueve años. Juntos criaron a cinco hijos: Arcelia Muñoz, Alfredo Muñoz, Roberto Muñoz, Ruben Muñoz y Macedonia Yolanda Muñoz y su sobrino Luis Tamayo. Se establecieron en Guadalajara, Jalisco hasta 1949 cuando Rubén se fue a Estados Unidos para trabajar bajo el Programa Bracero. Rubén trabajaba como Campesino en California y regresaba con su familia cada vez que tenía la oportunidad de estar con ellos.

 

En 1955, Ruben se convirtió en residente legal de los Estados Unidos, lo que le permitió llevar a su familia con él. Se establecieron en Manteca, California, donde Rubén trabajaría como trabajador agrícola hasta 1973, el año en que regresó  a su pais natal. En 1977 abrió una tienda de abarrote junto a su casa a la que sus nietos se referían como "la tiendita". Pudo construir un negocio exitoso y una vida hermosa en Guadalajara junto a su esposa y su hija menor Macy. Una de las cosas más notables en la vida de Rubén fue la familia que crió junto a Carmen. Carmen y Rubén tuvieron un hermoso matrimonio durante setenta y tres años, fueron la fuerza y ​​el apoyo incondicional uno al otro. Su matrimonio es un hermoso testimonio de su compromiso y amor mutuo. Rubén vivió para ver cinco generaciones dieciséis nietos, veintinueve bisnietos y seis tataranietos.

 

En 2004, Rubén y Carmen regresaron a los Estados Unidos para estar cerca de su familia y cuidar de su salud. Tanto Rubén como Carmen se fueron a vivir con su hija menor Macy hasta su último aliento. Carmen falleció en 2017, el amor que se tenían fue muy inspirador y fuerte, seguirá siendo el legado de la familia Muñoz.

 

Una de las características más significativas de Rubén fue su ética de trabajo. Era trabajador y experto en negocios. Creía en trabajar duro para brindar la mejor vida posible a su familia. Una de sus frases famosas era "¡ponganse a trabajar!" Tenía un gran sentido del humor y siempre decía sus famosos "dichos/chistes" que le daba humor a cualquier situación.

 

Su legado de amor y trabajo duro vivirá en toda la familia que deja atrás. Su familia recuerda una lección importante que solía decir “trabaja siempre duro, no solo en tu trabajo, sino en ti mismo. Siempre trata de ser una mejor persona.” Fue un hombre de palabra 

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Services

Rosary
Wednesday
September 22, 2021

6:00 PM
P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home
290 North Union Road
Manteca, CA 95337

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