Mrs. Ruby Laura Gunnoe Rodriguez, 92, was called home by our eternal and ever-loving father in Heaven on July 23, 2021, having been surrounded by her loving family by her side. Ruby was born in Laredo, Texas on January 23, 1929 to Victor and Felipa Gunnoe. She was raised in Laredo and at the age of 14 began her hardworking long life of service, not only to her Lord, but her family as well, and her community. Her first job was at the Azteca Theater as a ticket taker. A proud Tiger and Saxophone player, class of 1948, she was the one to cheer on her Mighty Tiger Band, “La Banda del Animo” during the many WBCA Parade’s that she attended. Her professional career and long-term profession that she also devoted her life for over 38 years, having retired at the age of 82 was that at the Laredo Independent School District where under the supervision and guidance of then superintendent Vidal M. Trevino and Asst. Superintendent, Hector H. Garcia. The Athletic Department saw this passionate and hardworking woman of faith give of her all for her coworkers and the countless numbers of children that benefited from her hard work as bookkeeper. Part of her active life also saw her volunteer for the Border Olympics. She was a woman of steadfast faith who never gave up on life. On the evening of July 23rd, God saw her and said, “well done thy good and faithful servant…” and took her soul up to rejoice in the heavenly banquet, where there is no more suffering, illness, but only joy.
Mrs. Rodriguez is preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Ollie Mae Gunnoe, Victor D. Gunnoe, Andrew J. Gunnoe; great-aunts: Juanita Quiroz, Maria Quiroz, Tomasita Quiroz, Severina Quiroz; nephews: Michael Phillip Gunnoe and Sidney Gunnoe.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her children: Sandra E. (Luis M.) Muñoz, Linda Mae (Sergio Sr.) Perez; grandchildren: Saralicia (Joe) Rodriguez, Luis M. Muñoz, Jr., Sergio J. Perez, Jr., Laura Christina Perez; great-grandchildren: Aaron “AJ” Medrano, Elijah “Eli” Perez, Carolina Ruby Medrano, Noah Perez, Isaiah Perry, and Jeremiah “JJ” Perez.
The family would like to acknowledge the care and attention of ALTUS Hospice, Dr. Ricardo Cigarroa and staff and most especially her caregivers, who so lovingly took care of our beloved Ruby: Blanca, Sarita, Norma and Delia.
Condolences will be received on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from 5 until 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring at Cortez, Laredo, TX 78040 with a Prayer Service to be offered at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by her nephew: Victor D. Gunnoe.
Funeral service will commence on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 9 a.m. at the funeral chapel.
Committal and Interment will then follow to the Laredo City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Luis M. Muñoz, Jr, Sergio J. Perez, Jr., Joe Rodriguez, Aaron “AJ” Medrano, Elijah “Eli” Perez, George A. Gunnoe, Victor A. Gunnoe and Richard Gunnoe.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Luis M. Muñoz, Sr., Sergio J. Perez, Sr., Saralicia Rodriguez, Laura Christina Perez, Andrew Gunnoe and John Gunnoe.
You may extend your condolences to the family at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring at Cortez, Laredo, TX 78040, 956.722.0001