Ruben L. Menchaca

August 22, 1938-April 12, 2019

Ruben L. Menchaca, 80, of Bryan went to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, April 12, 2019 surrounded by his family. Ruben was born on August 22, 1938 in Austin, TX to his parents, Francisco and Guadalupe Menchaca. He attended and graduated from the Latin American Bible Institute in El Paso, TX. Ruben was a man of great faith and shared the Word of God as a Pastor for 49 years. He pastored 6 churches throughout his ministry and was currently pastoring at Templo Buenas Nuevas Assembly of God for the last 25 years.

He has joined his family in Heaven: his parents, Francisco and Guadalupe Menchaca; brothers, Ted Menchaca, Jose Angel Menchaca and his wife, Adela; and his sister, Antonia Zapata and her husband, Camilo.

Ruben is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Herlinda De La Rosa Menchaca; children, Eli Menchaca and wife, Claudia, Cynthia Menchaca Flores and husband, Jerry, Melinda Menchaca Almanza and husband, Gilbert; grandchildren, Caleb and Esther Menchaca, Wesley Flores and wife, Meagan, Gerard Flores and wife, Jeana, Jared Flores, and Joshua Flores, Andrew Almanza and wife, Gabriella, Zachary Almanza, and Isabella Almanza; great-granddaughter, Violeta Flores; sister-in-law, MaryAnn Menchaca; nieces, nephews, and a host of extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18th with the Prayer Service to follow at 7 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Chapel of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, 3001 S. College Ave., Bryan, TX. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday with the funeral service following at 11 a.m. at Templo Buenas Nueva Assembly of God, 1306 San Jacinto, Bryan, TX. The graveside service and burial to follow in Rest Ever Memorial Park.

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  1. Melinda, your dad was a Godly man. I know he loved you and all of his family so much. My prayers and love to you and the entire family! God Bless.

  2. Melinda, your dad was a Godly man. I know he loved you and all of his family so much. My prayers and love to you and the entire family! God Bless.

  3. Bro. Menchaca was my pastor when I was young. I have fond memories of him and his family. My condolences to Sis. Menchaca, Eli, Cynthia, and Melinda.

    • I am so happy because he finally gets to see his mom and dad and Brothers and sister to I cried to I know it’s hard but we just got to be very happy for him because he finally made it home

  4. Dear Aunt Linda, Cousins Eli, Cynthia, Melinda, and Family,

    I’m deeply saddened to hear the news about Uncle Ruben, My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time of loss. I remember as a child, my parents taking us to Sunday Service at the Church you all had in San Marcos, and seeing Uncle Ruben play his guitar, sing, and preach, then staying at your house after Church Service and spending time together. Those were happy memories I’ll always have. You will always have memories, so remember, when someone you love becomes a memory, that memory stays in your heart forever. Death is natures way of saying, `Your Table Is Ready’, it’s not the end of life, it’s the beginning of an eternal journey.
    Here’s a quote from Pastor Joel Osteen that I hope will help you through this difficult time,
    `Faith is incredibly important because you will have waves of grief, but when you turn to your Faith, God will give you waves of grace to get through it’.

    Psalms 73:26
    My flesh and heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever…

    I know that your Strength as a Family, your Faith in God, and the Love of your close Family and Friends will help you at this time of loss.

    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,
    Eddie De La Rosa and Family

  5. Our sincere condolences to the Manchaca Family from Pastor Byron and Debra Salguero from Grand Rapids, MI.
    May the Lord bless such a wonderful legacy and his family.

  6. What a legacy this great man of God leaves behind. So thankful and beyond grateful for the hope that we have in Christ because although his physical departure may bring pain to those whose life he touched throughout so many years of ministry…the life he lived and the last days he spent on this Earth serve us all as the greatest reminder…we will see our loved ones once again. Love and prayers to the family and friends.

  7. Linda, my deepest condolences to you and all your family.
    What a beautiful legacy Ruben leaves behind. He will be missed. May the Holy Spirit bring all of you, peace and comfort. Precious in the sight of the Lord, is the death of His saints. Psalm 116:15

  8. PARA NUESTRA QUERIDA
    LINDA y FAMILIA.

    RUBEN A DEJADO UN LEGADO MARAVILLOSO CON SU FAMILIA Y HERMANOS EN CRISTO
    Y ESE LEGADO ES LA PALABRA DE DIOS!!.
    SIEMPRE LO RECORDAREMOS PREDICANDO Y TOCANDO SU GUITARRA,
    TAMBIEN SUS VISITAS A NUESTRA CASA, PASAMOS UN LINDO TIEMPO JUNTOS EN FAMILIA,
    AHORA NUESTRO QUERIDO RUBEN ESTA GOZANDO EN LAS MANOS DE DIOS.
    SIEMPRE ESTARA EN NUESTRO CORAZON!!.

    FOR ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE IS GAIN.
    PHILIPIANS 1 ” 21

  9. I remember Brother Ruben wend we all use to get together in Jorge Town for revivals with Hermano de la Rosa, Hermano Ted, Amado Castillo and others family’s it was grate times. Will miss Him greatly . May The Lord revive him, with His Love and care. May the Lord give you all confort and and love in this moment.
    From Pastor Rivas , family and congregation . Ministerio de Liberación La Roca .

  10. Mrs. Menchaca,
    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers .
    God Bless.
    Joann Wimbish

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