Guillermo "Bill" Arteaga Sr.

11 January, 194628 October, 2020

Guillermo ‘Bill’ Arteaga, 74, was called to our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. He was born on January 11, 1946 to Crisoforo Arteaga San Martin and Sofia Rodriguez Montes and was raised in the Rio Grande Valley by Lazaro Montes, Sr.

He met his beautiful bride and wife of 54 years, Maria Elida Martinez in San Marcos, and they were later married in 1966.

Bill retired after working for the State of Texas as a Trainer for 30 years and another 15 years from the Austin Independent School District where he was a School Bus Driver. He also served on the Executive Board of Education Austin where he advocated for the rights and fair treatment for teachers and employees.

Bill was a devoted father and husband, he was highly involved in his children’s education and athletics activities. He was dedicated to clearing the path for their success by being actively involved in the schools and the educational system to promote the best education for all children, especially for minorities and those from economically challenged families. Bill also loved dancing with his wife, watching the Dallas Cowboys and the UT Longhorns football games with his sons, spending time with his grandchildren and, most importantly, being around his family as much as possible.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 5 siblings.

Bill is survived by his wife, Maria; daughters, Audrey Kato and Elizabeth Mendez; sons, Michael Arteaga and Guillermo Arteaga Jr.; 17 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; 14 siblings and half-siblings and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress with a Memorial Service to begin at 5:00 pm.

Currently, due to the substantial public risk, city and state government mandates that social gatherings of limited amounts may occur with strict social distancing protocol. Current COVID protocols for Travis County, guests must wear protective masks at all times while inside the funeral home facility and practice the recommended six foot social distancing. Weed-Corley-Fish South will limit our capacity to 70 guests at a service while enforcing all distancing and hygiene standards. We appreciate your understanding.

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Darvin & Audrey Gober

3 November 2020

To all of the Arteaga Family, our heart felt love and deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one.
With love and prayers,
Darvin and Audrey Gober

Sharon Candelas

3 November 2020

We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of our neighbor Bill. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time and may our prayers serve as comfort to you and your family. Please know that we are here for you, and please do not hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.

Chansy Khamphoumy

1 November 2020

I've had so many good memories of Mr. Bill Arteaga it would take all day to list them all. One of the best memories of him for me is how he's always welcome me into his home with open arms always gives me a big hug everytime when we come to visit.

Arielle Mendez

31 October 2020

Growing up I would always look forward to spending the weekends at Nana and Popos. Every 2 weeks my sister and I would pack up our backpacks and stay at their house for a bit. we not only enjoyed seeing our grandparents but we loved to spend time with our cousins, aunts and uncles. One of my favorite memories I share with popo would have to be playing with his mini car collection. Out of all of those toy cars I favored the school bus mainly because of how he used to be a bus driver so while playing with it I would pretend to make stops all around his room and then put the cars back in their proper place when i was done. Every morning i would wake up to sounds of popo making his usual black coffee and then going to the table and seeing his chile and salsa with his eggs and toast. No words can describe how much I enjoyed spending time with popo.

Tim Hayes

31 October 2020

its hard to pick my favorite memory with you since every moment was precious to me. From the last 6 years living with you to the last 24 years i had with you . you always inspired me to go out an do better from getting me out there an wanting me to play soft ball to you coming with me to my military ball when i was in ROTC . you were always there on my field trips to bring me lunch an teach my entire class of the place we were visiting. i think my funniest memory of you was getting up in the morning an watching you multitask an watch Steve Harvey on your phone an on the tv at the same time .

Charles Kato

31 October 2020

One of my favorite memories is when I asked Popo for his blessing to marry his daughter. He welcomed me into the family with a smile and a hug.

Alyssa Kato

31 October 2020

When I was little, nana and popo always took care of me. I remember staying at their house one day during Summer when popo and I would play Mexican Bingo. We would play with the extra pennies nana had and used his game boards and cards. We would play for hours while he taught me what all of the words in Spanish meant. Nana would make our favorite stew and we would eat while we played.

Mariah Mendez

30 October 2020

I would love coming over to visit nana and popo bill each summer when I was little popo would make my favorite fideo and potatoes for breakfast, and grandpa bill always had to have his black coffee in the mornings or he’ll be grumpy.


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