Jose Mario Bañales
December 25, 1952 – August 3, 2019
Jose Mario Bañales It is with great sadness that the family of Jose Mario Banales, beloved brother, husband, father and grandfather passed away on August 3, 2019 at the age of 66 years. He was born on December 25, 1952 in El Paso. He is preceded in death by both of his parents, Margarito & Consuelo Banales, Sr. Mario is survived by his loving wife Alicia and his five children Maribel Ornelas (Robert), Juan Rangel (Marisela), Rogelio Banales, Adrian Rangel and Nicolas Banales. He is also survived by his brothers and sister, Margarito Banales, Jr. (Eva), Joe (Ellie), Xavier (Anna), Manuel (Peggy), Jaime (Audrey), Martha, Marco Antonio (Kim) and Miguel and as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is survived by his grandchildren: Iris, Ashley, Victoria, Diego, Sophia, Hunter, Marie, and Joshua. Mario graduated from Austin High School in 1971 and received his BA from UTEP in 1977. He served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. He worked at Roadway Express for 16 years as a Dock Supervisor and at Transportation Services Inc. for 18 years as a Terminal Manager. His passion was his family and all his children. He provided for his family throughout his life and was an inspiration to his extended family as well. We wish to thank Envision Healthcare Services for providing assistance to our Brother and his family. A special thanks to family members Socorro Gonzalez and his nephew Eric Oropeza in attending to our Brother while he was at home and to all his children in taking care of him during these last few months of his life. Mario is finally at peace in God’s Kingdom and reunited with our beloved parents. Pallbearers: Juan Rangel, Rogelio Banales, Adrian Rangel, Nicolas Banales, Eric Oropeza, Joseluis Valenzuela and Robert Ornelas and Miguel A. Banales. Viewing will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. with a Remembrance service at 7 p.m. Services will be held at Funeraria Del Angel Central, 3839 Montana Ave., El Paso, TX. On Friday, August 9, 2019 family and friends will gather at Funeraria Del Angel Central at 1 p.m. and proceed by motorcade promptly at 1:30 p.m. for a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
Mario is survived by his loving wife Alicia and his five children Maribel Ornelas (Robert), Juan Rangel (Marisela), Rogelio Banales, Adrian Rangel and Nicolas Banales. He is also survived by his brothers and sister, Margarito Banales, Jr. (Eva), Joe (Ellie), Xavier (Anna), Manuel (Peggy), Jaime (Audrey), Martha, Marco Antonio (Kim) and Miguel and as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is survived by his grandchildren: Iris, Ashley, Victoria, Diego, Sophia, Hunter, Marie, and Joshua.
- Juan Rangel
- Rogelio Bañales
- Adrian Rangel
- Nicolas Bañales
- Eric Oropeza
- Joseluis Valenzuela
- Robert Ornelas
- Miguel A. Bañales
- Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2019
- Prayer Service Thursday, August 8, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, August 9, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, August 9, 2019
Jose Mario Bañales
August 9, 2019
Mario welcomed me into his family the first day we met when Mari, Juan and Ricky brought me to their house after walking home from school one day. He tried to intimidate me with that sideways look, made his voice deep and gave me a big, firm handshake. After a couple of questions about who I was, where I came from and what I wanted to do with my life, he gave me his little chuckle and smiled, then told me I was in his chair. After that, Mario treated me as a son and made me feel like I am a true member of his wonderful family. Mama Alicia, Mari,Juan,Ro,Ricky and Nick..I love you guys, and just know that everybody Mario became friends with, we all are inspired by him to lead our families and lives with love,kindness,genorosity....and to always laugh....especially at others expense. Mario loved a good practical joke...Peace be with all of you and may God Bless!!
They shall mount up with wings as eagles. Isaiah 40:31
Irma Arteaga Sommerlad
August 7, 2019
Rogelio, Nicolas and the entire Bañales family, I extend my deepest condolences. You are a beautiful family and I am deeply moved with the love and unity all of you have. I pray for all of you to feel strength and peace in the next few days. Mario , your Dad, will be with you forever. May God bless all of you.
Marty, Tony and Mike de la Rosa
August 6, 2019
Our loving condolences to Mrs. Bañales and the entire Bañales family. My sons and I have many cherished memories of times spent with Uncle Mario. He was a very special spirit who impacted many over the course of his life. May you find strength and comfort with one another and with your faith in the difficult days to come. Sincere condolences from Marty, Tony, Mike de la Rosa and family.