Rene Peña, 85, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at his residence with his loving family by his bedside. He was born on Sunday, August 12, 1934 in Rio Grande City, Texas to Matias Peña, Sr. and Sofia Parra Peña. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Genovevo and Eligio Peña, sisters; Herminia Perez and Beatriz Garcia.
Rene is survived by his loving wife of 60 years; Maria Ella Ramirez Peña, sons; Rene Alonzo (Judith Marie) Peña and Raul Orlando (Sally) Peña, daughter; Norma (Guadalupe) Landeros, brothers; Matias Peña, Jr., Roberto Peña Sr. and Cipriano Peña, sisters; Consuelo Garcia, Carolina Flores, Maria Flores and Minerva Vera, 17 grandchildren , 1 Great-Grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rene graduated from Edinburg High School in 1956. He enjoyed farming, hunting and gardening. He had a long and distinguished career in long enforcement beginning as a jailor for the Hidalgo County Sheriff Department, then as a Police officer for Edinburg Police Department for several years and then retiring after 25 years as a Security/ Police officer for the University of Texas Pan American. After retirement he went to work for the U.S. Marshall Services as a Court Security Officer for 11 years. He was a family man and well respected by his friends and all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.
His family will receive friends, today, Friday, May 1, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Chapel of Peace at Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home, 322 East Kuhn Street in Edinburg. Graveside Service will be held Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Peña Family Cemetery in Edinburg. Having the distinguished honor to serve as pallbearers will be: John Peña, Daniel Peña, Brian Peña, Elijah Landeros, Ezar Landeros, Marc Peña and Isaiah Aguirre. Funeral services have been entrusted to Johnny Garcia, Manager/Funeral Director and Staff of Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg.
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