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Victor Manuel Arizpe

Obituary for Victor Manuel Arizpe

July 28, 1950 - January 25, 2019
Jonestown, Texas | Age 68


Victor Manuel Arizpe, 68, from Jonestown, Texas passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, January 25th in Round Rock, Texas.

He was born on July 28, 1950 in Rancho Viejo in Camargo, Chihuahua to Jesus Arizpe and Herminia Pineda. He was the 5th child out of 12 total children.

He met Laura while she was on a trip with her sisters in Mexico as a guest of the Arizpe's. One of Victor's brothers playfully said he wanted to read some cards as he would be able to see her future. She agreed because she found it amusing. He pulled out several cards before pulling one out that had a gentleman on it with light colored eyes who was riding on a white horse. He said that is going to be your husband. A few minutes later, Victor rides in on a white horse and the rest is history. He did not want to live without her, so he moved to El Paso, Texas to be with her and they married on September 15, 1982.

When he moved to El Paso, he was very confident in his English since he had been practicing. They were at a restaurant and he decided he would try his skills because he was craving a bean burrito so when the waitress asked him what he would like, he asked her for a "donkey de beans."

He worked for the State of Texas for 24 years. He retired from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired on July of 2016. He enjoyed retirement and focused on his hobbies which included gardening, welding, spending time with his family, and riding in his blue Jeep which he named "Chief." He always made time to go to the grandkid's school and sports events.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was also a Eucharistic Minister and volunteered his time helping several parishes in the Austin area.

Victor enjoyed music and spent as much time as possible singing and dancing with family and friends. He and his wife, Laura were known as the "Dancing Arizpes."

Victor is survived by his loving wife, Laura Arizpe, his daughter Victoria and her husband Chris, his daughter Anna and her husband Pastor, and his son Luis and his wife Birgit. He also leaves behind his 6 loving grandchildren: Santiago, Christina, Joaquin, Raymond, Lilliana, and Helena. He leaves behind 6 siblings along with many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. He touched the lives of so many people due to his kindness, helpfulness, and his caring and loving heart. Three words that sum up his life are: playful, caring, loving.

He is preceded in death by his parents Jesus and Herminia and five of his siblings: Marcelino, Emeterio, Lazaro, Ramona, and Florencia.

The visitation and rosary will take place on Saturday, February 2nd from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Leander, Texas. All of you are kindly requested to attend his funeral mass followed by his internment which will be followed with a reception at St. Mary's of the Lake, date to be announced. Father Henry Cuellar will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, his family would like plants to be placed in his memorial garden. His family members are very thankful to all who have extended support and kindness during these hard times.

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1200 South Bagdad Rd.
Leander, TX 78641
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