February 21, 1934 - December 28, 2016
Austin, Texas | Age 82
Severiana "Sarah" Rubio Arriaga returned to her maker on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the age of 82 to join her husband, Andy after 46 years of marriage. Sarah passed away in her home at Retirement and Nursing Center in Austin, Texas.
Sarah was born in McNeil, Texas on February 21, 1934 to Amado Loa Rubio and Guadalupe Palacios Rubio. Sarah is survived by her sole son, Orlando Arriaga; Yoli Arriaga (daughter-in-law); and granddaughters, Hana and Mia Arriaga; sister, Paula Bell from Gurnee, Illinois as well as 3 brothers, Lawrence Rubio, Mack Rubio and Manuel Rubio of Round Rock, Texas.
Sarah lived all her life in Austin, Texas. Raising her son, Orlando was her most prized accomplishment. Sarah loved gardening. She had "the greenest thumb that we have ever known" according to her family members. She loved plants and flowers and always had beautiful gardens in her home. She had a huge love for the earth and all living things. She loved the Texas weather and loved being outdoors. Sarah had amazing knowledge of plants of Central Texas. Her love for gardening led her to help her husband, Andy in the landscape business they owned for 15 years in Austin, Texas. In the later part of retirement, she assisted her son and daughter in law in their family owned Restaurant in Austin, Texas.
Special thanks to Retirement and Nursing Center on Burnet Lane for their attentiveness and special care to Sarah. The nurses truly loved Sarah.
A Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:00 pm on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on N. Lamar. Funeral Mass will be at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 4311 Small Drive in Austin with burial to follow at Austin Memorial Park on Hancock Dr.