Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial Gardens

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Ruben Molina Reyes

February 6, 1953July 14, 2020

Ruben Reyes, age 67, of Mesa, Arizona passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Ruben was born February 6, 1953 in Mesa, Arizona to Catalina Reyes and Raul Reyes Sr.

Ruben is survived by his wife, of 45 years Yolanda Reyes; daughters Roxsand Follett and Tina Alvarado; son Ruben Michael Reyes; grandchildren Jay Jorgensen Jr, Matthew Jorgensen, Luke Jorgensen, Charley Alvarado, Paul Alvarado Jr, Christopher Alvarado, Gabriela Alvarado, Jaden Follett and Skyla Follett. Ruben was raised in Guadalupe, Arizona, along with his 12 siblings; He is survived by, Sylvia, Raul Jr, Abraham, Linda, Ralph, Anna, Natalia, Catalina, and Mark. He was preceded in death by mother Catalina and father Raul Sr. sister Rebecca, brothers Joel and Benjamin.

Ruben graduated from McClintock High School in 1971, where he played football, baseball and wrestling. He was 4th in state wrestling, he and Yolanda were crowned Homecoming King and Queen 1970, and an All State football Guard and Kicker. Ruben worked for the United States Postal Service as a Letter Carrier for 37 years until he retired in 2008. He went back to work as a Bus Driver for Gilbert Schools from 2013-2020. He was a wonderful husband, son, father and grandfather and loved spending time with his family.

Services for Ruben will be held Monday, August 3, 2020 at Resthaven / Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial Gardens; visitation at 9:00 AM, funeral at 10:00 AM, followed by burial.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.resthavencarrtenney.com for the Reyes family.


  • Visitation

    Monday, August 3, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Monday, August 3, 2020


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Linda Macias

August 8, 2020

What a smile Ruben had. It warmed my heart just to see that warm ear to ear grin.
I asked him what he was going to do when he retired. He answered that he would be spending a lot of time with his grand kids. Many folks probably answer that question the same way but it may not be the first thing they would list as what they are going to do when they retire. Lucky kids and lucky grandpa to have spent many years together.
Love and Light to Yolanda and family.❤️❤️❤️

Roxsand Follett

August 5, 2020

My papa always supported every decision I made. He used to make fun of my “old age”, would get annoyed if I tried to pay for him, and his love of ASU made me pick that college to attend. He will always be strong in my eyes. A soft spoken, gentle soul. I love you papa.

John Molina

August 4, 2020

My wife Stephanie and I share in the grief of Ruben's passing and offer our prayers of comfort for his family. As his cousin, Ruben and I grew up together on the same street of San Angelo in Guadalupe. I remember in those days all the cousins playing football on what was then dirt roads. Will always remember him as energetic, easy going and having an engaging sense of humor ... and admired his sports accomplishments through high school. He will be missed... his memory remains in our hearts.

douglas dong

August 3, 2020

Mary Lou and I are so sorry for your loss. We've know you for so many years and we feel that we've know Ruben as well. Please extend our sympathies to your entire family.

Natalia (Natie) Reyes Loy

August 1, 2020

Ruben and Landie took me in when I was 18. They instantly made me feel at home. I stayed with them a little over 2 years. During this time Ruben advised me on good qualities to look for in boyfriends, scolded me when he thought I was acting inappropriately and just smiled when he approved of something. He taught me how to drive a stick shift and bought me Chinese food on Friday nights. After I moved to Tucson I didn't see him as frequently as I would've liked, but he was often in my thoughts. I never worried about him because I knew he was surrounded by family and friends that loved him. He was happy, I saw that first hand.
I will miss my big brother SO much. 💕

Steven Bartel

August 1, 2020

I attended McClintock High School and was a year behind Ruben. I did not know him personally then, but I knew of him from just seeing him on campus. His popularity and sports accolades never interfered with him being his humble self. He was always the consummate gentleman.
I lived in Mesa for about a year in the late 70s. I took note of my always smiling letter carrier ....and said, "Hey are you Ruben Reyes from McClintock? Ruben responded, "Yeah, it's me!" We talked for a few minutes.
My deepest condolences to Ruben's wife, Yolanda, and his family. Know that he has touched so many lives in a positive way.
Steve Bartel


July 31, 2020

May your memories of Rueben bring you happiness even while you are crying at the loss of your husband, father and grandfather.
Whenever I think of him I see the Homecoming King and Queen picture in my mind, the surprise and excitement on both your faces at being chosen for this honor. The Class of '71 may have lost another Charger but Heaven has gained another angel.

Tina Reyes

July 30, 2020

I miss you so so much papa...you were so loved by who ever came in contact with you. This all seems unreal..we will all be strong for you and we will take care of your mona..we got this. I love you❤ your traps

Stephanie Huss

July 30, 2020

Ruben was such a nice guy. I would see him every morning at work. He would always make small talk and was very pleasant. He will be missed at Gilbert Bus Barn for sure. Rest in Paradise my friend. God bless the family at this difficult time.

Carolyn Lower

July 29, 2020

I knew that Ruben accepted me as part of the family when he would kid me about everything. He had a great sense of humor. We will miss him at Boston’s for the Kentucky Derby and we will miss “Goldfinger”. You were loved!


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