McAllen - Mr. Ruben L. Betancourt, 86, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance surrounded by family. Ruben was born on Wednesday, October 5, 1932 in Donna, Texas to Gregorio and Valentina (Lopez) Betancourt. He was a past resident of the State of California. Ruben made McAllen his home for the past 40 years. He worked for the city of McAllen for more than 20 years as a truck driver. Ruben played the accordion as a musician for many years. His life revolved around music, exercise, and going to casinos to play slot machines. Ruben truly lived life to its fullest. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Trinidad, Lorenzo, Jose, and Oscar.
Left to cherish his life and memory is his wife of 61 years: Connie Betancourt; his daughter: Sandra Betancourt; numerous nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will take place Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Rivera Funeral Home,1901 Pecan Blvd. from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM with the recital of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 PM. Celebration of Life Service will be Thursday,September 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen. Interment will follow at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens in Pharr. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen.