Ruben Esteban Vazquez

July 2, 2000February 7, 2021
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On Sunday, February 7, 2021 Ruben Esteban Vazquez, 20, was tragically taken away in a car accident near Glenedan Beach, Oregon.

Ruben was born on July 2, 2000 in San Jose, California to Virginia and Jeremias Vazquez. He was an older brother to Belen and Jared Vazquez.

Ruben moved to Oregon in 2015 with his mother and 2 siblings. He was a resident of Woodburn, Oregon and was a member of The Light of the World Church.

Ruben was a jack-of-all-trades and had not yet decided which career path he would pursue. He was always willing to help anyone in need. If he was able to lend a helping hand, Ruben was always available to help. You could always count on him to run an errand for you or to give you a ride to work, etc. Ruben was a family man and was always taking care of his mother and siblings. He took on the role of Man of the House at an early age. Ruben enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was always willing to make new memories.

Ruben enjoyed listening to music and he played the guitar in school. He was a part of the Mariachi band when he attended San Jose High School. He was also interested in football and played while attending SJHS.

Ruben loved to fish and always took his mother fishing, sometimes daily. You could always find him at a lake, fishing. Ruben loved to laugh and had a great sense of humor. He could always make you laugh with one of his jokes or simply being Ruben. If you were having a bad day, Ruben was sure to make you laugh. That big smile and dimples always did the trick.

Ruben was taken from his family and friends way too early. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Ruben was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and his paternal grandmother. He is survived by his mother Virginia, father Jeremias, sister Belen, brother Jared, His loving girlfriend Eva Garcia and her children, his maternal grandmother, paternal grandfather, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm at Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors located at 1350 Commercial Street SE, Salem Oregon. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11:00 am, followed by the Graveside Service at 1:00 pm at Belcrest Memorial Park, 1295 Browning Ave South, Salem, Oregon.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Vazquez family.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021


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Mary Lopez

February 21, 2021

My brother Ruben in Christ was born and raised a good part of his life in San Jose California. It was a tragedy that my young brother had his life taken away from him from a person who did not respect the life of Ruben. This person ended Rubens life at a young age. He took the beloved son of my sister in Christ Virginia. I cannot imagine what she and Ruben's siblings are going through. All I can offer you Virginia is my deepest sympathy to you, Belen and Jared. May my dear God comfort you and help you through the loss of Ruben. It is a triumphant for Ruben, but he will deeply be missed. He always showed love and respect and that is how I will always remember him. God bless you Sister Virginia, Belen and Jared
Your sister in Christ
Mary Lopez Hernandez