Teresita Tamez Rubio

November 16, 1946May 12, 2019
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Teresita Tamez Rubio was born on November 16, 1946 and passed away on May 12, 2019.


  • Visitation Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Teresita Tamez Rubio

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Rey/Baby Rubio

May 20, 2019

Ateh Tess was a sister-in-law who live a religious and prayerful. We will miss you ateh Tess very much.

We love you,
Rey and Baby Rubo

Cynthia Rubio

May 20, 2019

Ate Tess, we have shared so many good times in life and some trials, as well. As you are in the presence of the LORD, we all look forward to share our good times together with joy in Heaven!

Joy and Peace to you,

Cecilia Rubio

May 20, 2019

Ate Tess you will always be remembered as the mother who made her home a God- fearing home. In your daily walk with the LORD, you have been an inspiration to the young women, (daughter, granddaughter, & nieces) in the family; their go-to Mom. For me, I will always remember you for always being well -dressed, well-groomed, and soft-spoken sister-in-law even during your trial times in life, accepting gracefully the mission God has assigned to you. And now in the presence of the Lord, the word of the Lord to you, "Well-done My Good and Faithful Servant".

You will be missed greatly by the family.

Your sister-in-law in Christ,

Jose Rubio

May 16, 2019

I met my very loving wife in San Francisco, California. We were both from the Philippines. By coincidence we met through a friend of mine who helped me while being single in California. She moved to California from San Marcos, Texas, while living with her Mexican dad’s aunt in her teen years. When I first saw her, I knew she was the one and would be my better half. Although I knew she wasn’t going for my looks, I tried very hard to make an impression on her. We fell in love and stayed married for 48 long and trying years to share the trials as a couple in happiness or sadness to survive through the very end. We both were aware that no one is perfect.
We got married in the Philippines and had two children; Michael (son) and Michelle (daughter); Michelle has two children of her own, Alexander James (Grandson) and Milani Lauren (Granddaughter). My wife taught me how to live a loving, respectful, moral, religious, kind, trusting, forgiving and to have exceptionally clean surroundings. She loves to cook, clean, and take good care of me and the children. Her Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and her continued devotion to God, the Saints and prayers made her strong till her last breath.
I would love to share a tribute that I have read:
When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls. Her husband entrusting his heart to her has an unfailing prize. She brings him good, and not evil, all the days of her life. She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs at the days to come.
She opens her mouth in wisdom, and on her tongue is kindly counsel. Her children rise up and praise her, her husband, too extol her. “Many are the women of proven worth, but you have excelled them all”
Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting, the woman who hears the lord is to be praised. Give her a reward of her labors, and let her words of praise her at the praise her at the city gates.
The Word of the Lord

Gigie Ruivivar

May 16, 2019

I'm Gigie second to the youngest from 10 siblings. When I was born my Ate Tess was already in US. My early age about 7, I start travelling with mom most of summer vacation, we stayed with ate Tess in San Francisco, she always bathe me with lots of bubble bath on the tub, she was an AVON lady (side job) while back, I love Bubble Bath with strawberries and she always give me my AVON supplies
My teenage years all I remember, she move to Los Angeles and she will stop by in Sunnyvale then we go see my sister Rose in Monterey. Its a long drive but she come by from time to time to see us all here,
She never stop communications thru email, she always send Birthdays, holidays, all occasions greetings for me, my mom, dad, my kids, even I don't keep up on her side of her family. She always send important health tips, from vitamins to discoveries and just a beautiful cut outs, and she end it up with love and blessings.
I stop to her house by surprise at all times most early mornings at least twice a year, before my family go to Disneyland and she always give me some healthy baons.
I'm the youngest girl in the family and shes (Ate Tess) is the oldest and thru experiences in life I've seen most of it and pictures of her life. She's a very Smart, Strong, Tough, Loving care with a very soft, gentle heart.
For Kuya Pete your a very LUCKY man to have my Sister Tessie and you know it.
We LOVE you so very MUCH Ate Tess. And we THANK you for Everything.

GOD has BLESSED you to be with them.

Love and Prayers


Stephanie Gatdula

May 16, 2019

I am honored to say a few words about my Auntie Tess. She was a loving lady who was full of life. She made everyone around her happy. As a child I remember visiting my aunt whenever we visited SoCal. My mother and her sisters always taught me the value of family which meant even though we weren’t always close enough to see each other, they would always make it a point to remind each other how much they are loved. Whether it was a phone call, email, Facebook, or FaceTime. As I got older my aunt always made an effort to stay involved in my life. She emailed me or my mom every year on my birthday. I really appreciated how much she cared. When my aunt was diagnosed with ALS, she never completely shared it with the entire family. Since she was the eldest of all her siblings, I feel like she may have felt the need to protect them by not having them worry. Auntie Tess was such a positive and strong lady, she never acted down. I will miss my aunt’s smile and chill attitude. She was an incredible aunt, mother, wife, sister & grandmother. She will be missed by a lot of people. I wish you peace. Love you, auntie!

Vicky Tamez-Gatdula

May 16, 2019

I’m Vicky Tamez Gatdula, the seventh child from the 10 Tamez’s siblings. I was six years old and barely remember anything from when my oldest sister left going to U.S. *(I will refer to my sister Tessie aka “Ate” which stands for the oldest sister in Tagalog)* The most memorable thing I remember is that when Ate Tessie would come from LA to visit Mom/Dad & the other siblings in Sunnyvale. It’s always been like a mini reunion where she would cook meals and bake cakes. Sometimes we either had potluck or she will get invited to other siblings house. When/if she’s here on a Sunday, we all meet at Saint Martin’s Church then gather around the side of the chapel until we all decided where to eat for lunch. Ate is very loving & caring. As years go by, Ate would continue visiting us here in Sunnyvale sharing with us a little something from her vacation to the Philippines, or something from Avon products (since she used to be an Avon agent). She would also bring some good hand-me-down clothings or pamana (treasure) from Mike, Michelle including Alex & Mimi‘s old videotapes for my grandkids too. Whenever we go to Disneyland or Universal Studios, we call Ate a day or two before we come & visit them on our way home from LA. She would always have some food on the table & “pabaon” or “to go” gift and/or freshly home baked goodies especially her pumpkin cake. Since then, Ate and I stayed in touch through text or email. We send greetings every birthdays, special occasions such as kids & grand kids special events at school. We stay connected or FaceTime on Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year. Above all, Ate Tessie has been a good role model to her family. She’s God fearing, strong & sensible woman. She is patient, slow to anger, loving & caring daughter, sister, auntie, wife, mother & grandmother. You’ll be missed, Ate, but our fond memories we’ve shared will be treasured & etched in our hearts forever. With all my Love!

Tom-Marie Schienbein

May 15, 2019

Tita Tess, a beloved aunt, truly devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who lived her life for her God and her family. You are now in God's loving arms. Rest in peace and know you will be terribly missed. With love, Marie and Tom