Ernest Rodriquez, Sr. Obituary

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Visitation: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Tuesday & Wednesday , at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.

Funeral Service: 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 11, 2013 atFirstUnitedMethodistChurch in Garden City with Rev Sergio Tristan officiating.

Interment:ValleyViewCemetery in Garden City.

Memorial contributions may be given to Ernest Rodriquez, Sr. Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home.

Ernest Rodriquez, Sr. age 89, died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center- St Francis Campus inWichita. He was born December 23, 1923 at Rotan,Texas, the son of Marcellino & Quanna (Vallecillo) Rodriquez. He married Quanita Lee Ward in 1946 atDenver,Colorado. She died August 3, 1979. He then married Manuela Moreno Rojas on March 6, 1982 in Garden City.

Ernest grew up in O’Donnell,Texasand served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his discharge he moved toGreeley,Coloradoand worked for Monfort Packing Company. In 1980 he moved to Garden City to help in the construction of the IBP plant. He started working at the plant the first day it opened and was still employed in the Processing Department. Ernest was always on the go working and taking care of his family and enjoying life. He always liked to read the newspaper and keep up on current events. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife & a daughter Mary Marr in 2010.

Survivors include his wife, Manuela “Nellie” Rodriquez, of the home; daughter, Ruby Patricia Ashkanani ofGreeley,Colorado; three sons, Ernest Rodriquez, Jr. ofGreeley,Colorado, Robert W. (Bob) Rodriquez of Garden City, Sylvester Rodriquez of Garden City; several grandchildren & great-grandchildren.