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Ruben Padilla

April 26, 1951 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Ruben Padilla Obituary

Ruben E. Padilla, age 72, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2024, with his family by his side. His life was full of love and laughter with his wife, children and grandchildren. Ruben was a devoted husband to Dodie for over 52 years. She was his sweetheart. Together they created a beautiful family where he took on his proudest roles of Dad and Tata. Being a dad to his daughter and 3 sons brought so much joy to his life. He loved spoiling his kids with love and anything that their hearts desired. In his role of Tata, he made each of his grandchildren feel loved. He had a special connection with each one of his 7 grandchildren. There was not a game, match, or recital that was missed. They were his world. He was a humble, kind, and generous man who jumped at any chance to offer a helping hand to anyone and thank them for allowing him to help. He was a proud uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Ruben was a dedicated worker of BNSF Railway for over 38 years, which allowed him a very comfortable life for his family. He will be remembered as a man who every man aspired to be. Ruben was a family man. When he wasn't in Clovis, he was at his father's house helping care for him in his last years. After his retirement, he stayed with his mother and father-in-law helping to care for them. Ruben has made a profound impact on all that were lucky enough to be a part of his life. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Bonefacia and Eduardo Barerras, Jesusita and Aldolfo Padilla, parents Ernesto and Carlota Padilla, his mother-in-law Nellie Sanchez, sisters Helen (Albino), Lucy, Ramona (Wayne) brothers Bennie, Eloy, Larry, Robert, Stanley, brother-in-law Roland, sister-in-law Veronica and his daughter Rachel Archuleta. Ruben is survived by his wife Dodie Padilla, sons Franco Padilla (Elena), Matthew Padilla (Casey), Andre Padilla (Samantha), Daniel Archuleta, grandchildren Taeya, Matias, Khloee, Jordyn, Mia, Taylor and baby Lucas, father-in-law Frank Sanchez, brother David Padilla, sister-in-laws, Ruth Lopez (Dave) Pauline Chavez (Dennis), Janet Sanchez, Loretta Padilla and many nieces, nephews and family. Arrangements are currently pending.

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Services

Ruben Padilla - Visitation
Tuesday
April 2, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church
101 N 10th St
Belen, NM 87002

Ruben Padilla - Rosary
Tuesday
April 2, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church
101 N 10th St
Belen, NM 87002

Ruben Padilla - Funeral Mass
Tuesday
April 2, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church
101 N 10th St
Belen, NM 87002

Ruben Padilla - Inurnment
Tuesday
April 2, 2024

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens
101 N 10th St
Belen, NM 87002

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