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Ruben F. Solis

August 3, 1930 — December 15, 2021

RUBEN F. SOLIS
PHARR - Ruben F. Solis, 91, changed his residence to heaven on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at McAllen Medical Center.
Mr. Solis graduated from Rio Grande High School in 1948, graduated from Pan American College, with a BBA in Education, attended St Mary's School of Law, received his Master's Degree in Education from Sam Houston State College and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He began his career in Education at Valley View School District as a Bus Driver, Custodian and Teacher, all at once. He spent 40+ years in Education primarily with PSJA ISD as a school principal.
He was a mentor and leader to many, inspiring many to reach higher seemingly unattainable goals. He strived to make sure everyone used their maximum potential. He was funny and articulate. As a principal he related to teachers, parents and students alike and touched the hearts and lives of everyone he encountered. No one left his presence without a smile or an all out chuckle. His joy was contagious as he lived out Nehemiah 8:10, "The joy of the Lord is your strength."
He is preceded in death by his parents, Fernando and Cristina Solis, and his brother, Robert Solis. Mr. Solis is survived by his wife of 62 years, Emma P. Solis of Pharr; his son, Ruben F. Solis, Jr. (Bernadette) of Mission; two daughters, Ofelia S. (Roel) Guerra of El Sauz, Diana Lisa S. (Victor) Morales of Comfort, TX; ten grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., with a 6 p.m. rosary Sunday, December 19, 2021, at Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan. Funeral service will take place at 12 noon Monday, December 20, 2021, at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Pharr. Interment will follow at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens in Pharr.
Military will be conducted by VFW Post 8788 of McAllen.
Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, December 19, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Memorial Funeral Home - San Juan

311 E Expressway 83, San Juan, TX 78589

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Service

Monday, December 20, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Jude's Catholic Church

505 S Ironwood St, Pharr, TX 78577

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Interment

Monday, December 20, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Palm Valley Memorial Gardens

4607 N Sugar Rd, Pharr, TX 78577

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