, Port Arthur, Texas

June 18, 2013

Ruben Joseph Vigil

The Port Arthur News

BEAUMONT —    Ruben Joseph Vigil, 67 of Beaumont, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at his home.  Ruben was born November 12, 1945 in Brackettville, Texas to the late Julian and Olga Garcia Vigil.  Ruben was very proud of his Mescalero Apache and Comanche heritage and educated others about his heritage.  Ruben was a Mescalero Apache Tribal member and volunteered his time in the community by teaching traditional Native American dance and Native American Culture.

   Ruben is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ricky Vigil.

Ruben is survived by his son, Joey Vigil of Moreno Valley, California; daughter, Christine Singleton  and her husband Shayne of Wentzville, Missouri; sisters, Cindy Austin of Fannett; Yolanda Seaman and her husband Joe of Buna; grandchildren, Brittnie Singleton and Andrew Singleton.  He will be greatly missed by many in his community.

   A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2012 at Calvary Tabernacle of Fannett, 11161 Mahon St. Beaumont, Texas, 77705.

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