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Robert V. Zaragoza, Sr., 70, of Navasota, passed away Tuesday, June 1, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in College Station. Visitation with family and friends was held Thursday, June 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Nobles Funeral Chapel, followed by a parish rosary at 7:00 p.m. A funeral Mass was held 10:00 a.m, Friday, June 4, at Christ Our Light Catholic Church with Rite of Commital following in Oakland Cemetery. Rev. Brian Eilers was the celebrant. Arrangements were under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.

Robert was born in Huntsville, Texas on July 7, 1950 to Francisco and Margarita (Villasana) Zaragoza. He married Rosa Munoz in Huntsville on June 6, 1970 and together they raised four children. He was a devoted UT Longhorn fan but happily wore his “Aggie Grandad” attire is support of his Aggie grandchildren.

Robert loved to watch the Kansas City Chiefs and was most happy when playing golf with his brother and other members of his family. He always looked forward to any opportunity to go dancing. Robert was known for his sense of humor which he never lost even until the end.

Robert is survived by his fiance, Bertha Torres; son, Robert Zaragoza, Jr.; daughters and sons-in-law, Roxanne and William Smith, Sr., Rosie and Frank Crawford, and Regina and Augustine “J” Vasquez, IV.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Phillip and Laura Zaragoza, Frank, Jr., and Frances Zaragoza, Josie Zaragoza, Yolanda Zaragoza and Mary Zaragoza; sisters, Paula Acosta and Juanita McGilberry; grandchildren, Lauren and Cameran Cox, Kelsey Kehlenbeck, William Smith, Jr., Seth and Kathryn Kehlenbeck, Matthew Ramirez, Jr., Morgan Smith, Jacqueline Vasquez, Maddison Vasquez, Augustine Vasquez, V., and McKenzie Crawford, and great-grandchildren, Addison, Finn, Calliope and Cruz.

Serving as pallbearers are Seth Kehlenbeck, William Smith, Jr., Matthew Ramirez, Jr., Juan Garza, Mark Ramirez and Brandon Gunther.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rosa Zaragoza; and brothers, Henry, Pete, Ernest and Marion Zaragoza.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution in his name be made to the Hispanic Forum of Bryan College Station, P. O. Box 4690, Bryan, Texas 77805 or

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