Ruben Ben J. Armendariz, 33, a resident of Round Rock, Texas, and formerly of Corpus Christi, Texas, was received by the open arms of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 30, 2013 in Austin, Texas, after a brief battle with cancer. He fought bravely to the end Ben was born May 8, 1980 in Amarillo, Texas, to Velma Cantu Armendariz and Ramon Armendariz. He attended Richard King and Carroll High Schools. He attended Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, and Austin Community College. Ben worked at his grandmothers previously owned grocery store, Cantus Super Market in Falfurrias. He was employed in the hotel industry in the Austin area. He was previously employed at APAC in Corpus Christi.
Ben is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Marcelo Aguilar Cantu stepgrandfather, Jack Fitz paternal grandparents, Nieves and Juliana Armendariz and his beloved dog, Nugget.
He is survived by his mother, Velma Cantu Armendariz of Corpus Christi father, Ramon Armendariz of Midland, Texas brother, Daniel Marcelo Armendariz of Round Rock maternal grandmother, Juanita C. Fitz of Corpus Christi uncle, Roy Cantu, Funeral Director of TurcottePiper, Kingsville, Texas and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Memory Gardens Funeral Home, Corpus Christi. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Memory Gardens Chapel. Entombment will follow at Memory Gardens Mausoleum.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the medical staff of St. Davids North Austin Medical Center for their kindness, care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation can be made in his memory to the HealthWell Foundation, P. O. Box 4133, Gaithersburg, MD 208854133 www.healthwellfoundation.org.
Services are entrusted to Memory Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Sometimes I breathe you in
And I know you know
And sometimes you take a swim
Found your writing on my wall
If my hearts soaking wet
Boy your boots can leave a mess
It is with a heavy heart and a very tearful soul that I send you my goodbyes. I have missed you. I will miss you more now. I wished we could have rekindled before now.....I pray that your family is comforted and well cared for in HIS name. I love you and will never forget you.
ChelleCorpus Christi, TX