Ruben "Ben" J. Armendariz
Ruben ďBenĒ 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 grandmotherís previously owned grocery store, Cantuís 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; step-grandfather, 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 Turcotte-Piper, 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. Davidís 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 20885-4133 www.healthwellfoundation.org.
Services are entrusted to Memory Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Texas.