Librado "Lee" Pena

March 21, 1926February 24, 2019

Librado was born March 21, 1926 in Pleasanton, TX to Manuel Peña and Mauricia Hernandez. Lee was an old-time mechanic extraordinaire and was the owner of Lee’s Garage. He was an avid fisherman and weather permitting, could be found at the old Port Lavaca Causeway fishing pier before it was destroyed. He was a member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by parents; 10 siblings; and sons, Librado Peña, Jr. and Ricardo (Ricky) Peña. He is survived by his children, Benito Peña (Lydia) of Port Lavaca, Mary Talamantez (Joe) of Pleasanton, Andrea Hernandez (Alex) of Port Lavaca, Manuel Peña (Rita) of San Antonio, Alice Morales (Mario) of Port Lavaca, Frances Lopez (Jose) of Port Lavaca, JoAnn Tatom (Travis) of Port Lavaca, Patrick Pena of Port Lavaca; 23 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. with a rosary to begin at 7 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Port Lavaca Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church Capital Campaign. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Manuel Pena, Father
  • Mauricia Hernandez Pena, Mother
  • Librado Pena Jr., Son
  • Ricardo "Ricky" Pena, Son
  • Benito Pena (Lydia), Son
  • Mary Talamantez (Joe), Daughter
  • Andrea Hernandez (Alex), Daughter
  • Manuel Pena (Rita), Son
  • Alice Morales (Mario), Daughter
  • Frances Lopez (Jose), Daughter
  • JoAnn Tatom (Travis), Daughter
  • Patrick Pena, Son
  • Mr. Pena also leaves behind 23 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.
    He was also preceded in death by 10 siblings.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Rosary Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Librado "Lee" Pena

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Manuel Martinez

March 7, 2019

My condolences to the family.I met Mr.Pena thru his son Ricky.Mr.Pena and I were both born in Pleasanton.He was the only one in Port Lavaca that knew my family.I enjoyed talking with him and had some good conversations. R.I.P.

Gervacia Tijerina Gaitan

February 28, 2019

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on behalf of
our family on the passing of Tio Librado. Our thoughts
and prayers go out to all members of the family.
May God embrace you all in comfort during this difficult
time and may our beloved Tio Librado rest in peace.
Love, Mr. & Mrs. Pablo C. Gaitan and Family
of Hereford, Texas

Billy Gallegos

February 27, 2019

Sending the family our condolences.

Raul Escobar

February 26, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Pena family. As a teenager in the late 60's/early 70's and someone who regularly ran around with Manuel & then some with Ricky, I was always aware that Mr. Pena was one of the most well-known & respected auto mechanics in the community. He was known to diagnose car problems over the phone sometimes, he had a brilliance to him in that regard. He seemed to always be working and his work ethic surely spilled over to his kids, as each has led positive & successful lives as far as I am aware. I can only hope that I am able to leave such a positive legacy as he did for this small close-knit community. God Bless the Pena family as they grieve his passing.