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Ruben Garza Dominguez

February 16, 1952 ~ June 17, 2019 (age 67)

Ruben Garza Dominguez age 67, of Odessa, TX passed away June 17, 2019 at his home after a 24-year battle with Congestive Heart Failure.  Dad was born in San Antonio, TX to the late Enrique Cristian Dominguez and Maria Anita Garza Dominguez on February 16, 1952.  He was an Ector High School graduate, Class of 1969.  He married our late mother and the great love of his life, Carolina "Carol" Mesa Dominguez November 15, 1969. He loved ranching, working around his ranch on his tractor, tending to his animals and barbequing, but most of all he Loved being a Grandpa, husband, dad, and brother.  He really loved being a Grandpa the most.  Dad was a truck driver at Sivall's, Inc. for many years. He also worked as a parts clerk at E.C.I.S.D. Transportation for 10 years. Later he and momma opened Heaven Bound Daycare in Odessa, TX where they cared for many children for 15 years before finally deciding

to retire, so he could take care of his love as she fought Cancer.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of 49 years Carol Mesa Dominguez. Those left to cherish his memories are his 5 children and spouses, Sons Ruben Mesa Dominguez of Odessa, Robert Mesa Dominguez and Husband Armando of El Paso, TX, Randy Mesa Dominguez and Wife Dionne, and Rick Mesa Dominguez, and his daughter Priscilla Dominguez Natividad and Husband Joe Natividad all of Odessa, TX.  Seven siblings:  Brothers Henry and wife Leonore Dominguez of Big Spring, TX, Adolfo and wife Dora Dominguez of Lubbock, TX, Eugene and wife Juanita Dominguez, Oscar and wife Bobbi Dominguez, sisters Aurora and husband Tony Granado, Sulema and husband Ruben Lujan Sr., Gloria and husband Frank Mancha all of Odessa, TX. 12 grandchildren Cassie Herrera Lopez, Alexandra Natividad Calderon, Erika Natividad Sandate, Ruben Castellon, Sierra Ramos, Jonerik Dominguez, Ayden Dominguez, Faith Dominguez Jayryan Dominguez, Mariah Dominguez and Jaxton Dominguez of Odessa, TX, and Neftali Dominguez of Andrews TX;

4 great-grandchildren Zayden Solis, Ava Lopez, Coraline Sandate, and A'zariah Levario all of Odessa, TX.

Pallbearers: Neftali Dominguez, Ayden Dominguez, Jonerik Dominguez, Jayryan Dominguez, Manuel Mancha, Michael Dominguez, Jeremy Dominguez, Ruben Lujan Jr.

 A special thanks to all the hospice staff who have cared for Dad over the past 3 & 1/2 years. We are so grateful.

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