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Jose Marquez

Obituary for Jose Marquez

August 6, 1927 - December 26, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 90


Jose Marquez of Austin, Texas died peacefully in the company of his beloved wife Anita of 66 years and while under the care of the thoughtful staff of the Hacienda Oaks Nursing Home in Seguin, Texas.

Marquez was retired after 30 years of military service in 1974. Early in life he served in the US Army (1947-1951) and later joined the US Air Force. He served bravely and honorably in three wars - WWII, Korea and Vietnam Nam.

Jose was born to Tomas Marquez and Felipa Alejo from Laredo, Texas on August 6, 1927. While he spent a significant portion of his life overseas, his roots were cemented in Laredo where most of his family lived. He was very proud of his Mexican American culture and blended it well with life as a devoted solider and defender of Democracy for the United States. After his retirement Jose settled in Austin, Texas where he continued to work and stay active in the community, the VFW and with his military "buddies" in various parts of Texas.

Marquez is survived by devoted wife and caretaker whom he married on November 25, 1951 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Laredo. He is additionally survived by his son Roger and daughter Anita Elena; grand children Roger Jr., Heather Ann (Joe) Stan, Madeline (Chad) Roman, and David Marquez; 5 Great grand children, and 3 Great great- grand hildren; by brother in law Ernesto (Eva) Rendon of Chicago, sister in law Oralia Rendon of Laredo. He is also survived by the Alvarado Family, Joe & Sophia and their children Gabriella and Andreyez who consider Jose and Anita their second Grandpa and Grandma. He will also be missed by his compadres Joe and Annie Alvarado of Austin and his God Daughter Adela Solis of San Antonio.

His military service, his family, and close friends were Jose's greatest source of joy. Jose's life is the perfect example of a life well lived.

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Austin, TX 78704
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