Retired beloved pastor, Ruben Vega (Pura Vida) Guerrero, 78, of Yakima went with God on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Yakima Regional Hospital.
He was born Oct. 12, 1934 in Monterey, Mexico. He made his way to Texas at the age of 14.
He married Tavita Amaya on Nov. 18, 1968 in San Jose, Calif.
In 1979 he moved to Outlook, opening and running the Cozy Corner grocery store.
Over the years, he ministered and pastored at Apostolic Faith churches in many cities including San Jose, Calif., Modesto, Calif., San Diego, Calif., Sunnyside and Yakima.
He was the ultimate handy man, loving father and devoted husband.
He was a good man who touched many lives with his humor and many words of wisdom that will live on in many hearts and minds forever.
He is survived by his wife, Tavita Guerrero of Yakima; his children, Elizabeth Guerrero, Rubee Guerrero and Raymond Guerrero, all of Yakima, Isabel Cruz of Sunnyside and Beckie Guerrero of San Diego, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and three siblings, Albert Guerrero of San Jose, Calif., Ninfa Aguilar of Mission, Texas and Lucy Guerrero of Boise, Idaho.
Viewing will be held today, March 1, 2012, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Affordable Funeral Care, 500 W. Prospect Place, Moxee. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 2, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 9 South 8th Ave., Yakima. Interment will be held Saturday, March 3, 2012, at 11:45 a.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.
Affordable Funeral Care in Yakima is entrusted with the arrangements.