OBITUARY

Mario Ruben Puente

January 5, 1958April 11, 2019

Mario Ruben Puente, Born January 5th, 1958 went home to be with the Lord April 11th,2019.

Mario is survived by his wife, Raquel of 20 plus years, his mother and 4 brothers and an abundance of love from his many nieces and nephews along with many other friends and family. In the short time Mario graced us with his presence on earth, he strived to be nothing short of impactful. Mario was the first person to graduate from college in his family and always encouraged his nieces and nephews and even great nieces and nephews to pursue their education. He always said, it was the one thing no one can take away from you, it was priceless. He was class Valedictorian of Lincoln High School, 1976. He was selected by his counselor to appear on the weekly school television newscast broadcast to several schools every week. He was a proud alumnus of East Los Angeles College. He graduated from Cal State Dominguez Hills with a B.A. in Spanish Literature. He was a member of Sigma Alpha...Mario was nothing short of groundbreaking when he started the first Latino organization at ELAC. He traveled the world to broaden his horizons even further every chance he could. While social work for under- privileged children was his calling, he started helping people way before then. As a Boy Scout leader, he served the underprivileged community of Los Angeles with always a smile on his face. He enjoyed the outdoors as much as he enjoyed helping people and almost every one of his family members can tell you about a camping experience with him. He was honored as a distinguished Human Resources Administrator Social Services for Los Angeles County. Admired by his peers, he was known as being highly intelligent, highly perceptive, organized, a fair man who could talk equally with millionaires and with regular folks, a man with a great sense of humor and a great heart. The epitome of a true Boy Scout.

Mario changed many lives in his short time on earth, whether it was the life of his wife, family member, DPSS clients, or a stranger, Mario was nothing short of inspiring and will be missed tremendously. Mario fell ill several years ago and fought a good fight. We all have a calling on this earth and he met his with grace and is now home with the Lord. While we will miss him greatly, we find peace knowing Mario is no longer suffering. He was an amazing Husband, Son, Brother and Uncle. We his surviving family are better of because of Mario’s commitment to his personal excellence, his unselfishness, his compassion and kindness. Mario strived to cultivate a life changing richness in every life he touched.

The Lord tells us, that our hearts not be troubled for the Lord is with us, even as He goes to prepare a place for us in His father's house. That death is only the end of our pain and suffering and God is our refuge and strength. So we fear not; as we have faith in the Lord our God. For death is but a shadow…

Services

27 April

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Desert View Funeral Home

Main Chapel

11478 Amargosa Road
Victorville, CA 92392

27 April

Funeral Service

2:00 pm

Desert View Funeral Home

Main Chapel

11478 Amargosa Road
Victorville, CA 92392

27 April

Reception

Desert View Funeral Home

Reception Hall

11478 Amargosa Road
Victorville, CA 92392

Following funeral service
REMEMBERING

Mario Ruben Puente

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Rebecca Puente

April 17, 2019

With the heaviest heart I say see you later to my amazing Uncle Mario. I say see you later because I know in another time and place we meet again by the good grace of the Lord and all the ways Romanita taught us both. You gave the best love Tio and I will miss that the most. Thank you for teaching me it was okay to be different, and to pursue my education and my dreams. Thank you for your encouragement when things got hard and for believing in me when things got harder. Thank for you loving me and my brother and my sister and there kids too and for teaching me that even if I didn't have children myself that the love of a child was still deserved in other ways other than Parenthood.
You leave me with a Mario shaped hole in my heart only you'll be able to fill again. Please know that I loved you with all my heart and I will miss you today and always. Thank you for doing the most with me when I was a kid showing me the coolest places to camp and teaching me it was okay to be a little different than everyone else. I love you ♥️ give Bambi and my papi Lucio a big big hug for me.

Yvette Puente

April 17, 2019

I'm going to miss you Uncle Mario every time you see your nieces and nephews I love how your face lights up because you were always so proud of us. I wish I could give you one more hug and tell you I love you.

Lil Gee Puente

April 17, 2019

I love you uncle Mario thank you for being my uncle I love you thank you for all the places you took me and the talks we had I’m going to miss you a whole lot you always used to tell me am I A man Or a mouse It always made me laugh Love you Lil Gee

Genesis Puente

April 17, 2019

I love you uncle Mario thank you for being in my life I know you’re with Jesus now he’s taking care of you I will miss you very very very very much you are the best Love Genesis

Gabriel Puente

April 17, 2019

Thank you uncle Mario For always being there for me and my kids , we love and appreciated you and Rachel you guys were the best we always had a good time visiting you and going to places like sea world Disneyland the movies, We will always remember those times. I love you uncle Mario you were the best I could always count on you even when times were tough for me You always help me and had my back and I’ll always love you for that I’m going to miss you so much I love you and Rachel you guys treated me like I was your son not just hey nephew. Thank you for that I know you are with God now and I hope to see you up there in heaven with so much love Huero , Sylvia, Lil Gee, Genesis and Gianna 🙏♥️

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY