José Antonio "Pepe" Rugama

April 6, 1944 - November 27, 2015
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José Antonio “Pepe” Rugama, 71, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015.  Jose was born in Cuba and came to Laredo in 1960 where he resided most of his life.

Mr. Rugama was known for his kindness towards other people and always willing to help anyone in need.  He is preceded in death by his parents: José & Victoria Rugama and former wife, Cookie McKendrick.  Left to cherish his memory is his wife of ten years of marriage, Maria Rebeca Gonzalez Rugama, brother, Santiago (Ludivina) Rugama, nephews: José (Sonia) Rugama and Santiago (Lyndsey) Rugama. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany House.

The family will receive guests Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services for a memorial visitation from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, Texas 78041 (956)723-3611.  For your convenience you may sign the guest book or leave your condolences to the family online at



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Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: April 6, 1944
Died: November 27, 2015

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Sandra Martinez posted on 2/25/16

Sorry for your loss


Sandra Martinez posted on 2/25/16

My deepest sympathy for your loss. God bless you and your family


Serafin B. Oberton posted on 12/3/15

Very sorry for the loss of a former classmate. Condolences to all his family.


Adriana McKendrick posted on 12/2/15

Sra. Rugama, Reciba nuestras condolencias por el fallecimiento de Jose. Entendemos su pesar pues nosotros perdimos a nuestro unico hijp de la misma manera. Bill y Adriana McKendrick e hijas


Perla M Echeverria posted on 12/2/15

Rebeca, con todo mi corazón te acompaño en estos momentos tan duros que estás pasando. Dios Nuestro Señor no nos abandona y estará a tu lado para darte La Paz y resignación que tanto necesitas. Dios te bendiga.


Jose Vasquez posted on 12/2/15

I am so sorry for your loss.


Rosa McKendrick posted on 12/1/15

Rebeca, Please accept my most sincere condolences for your loss. I know how difficult it is to lose someone you love and more difficult when it's as tragic as this. I pray God will give you the strength you need to bear this pain and loss, and that He will continue to nourish your faith. Thank you for taking such good care of him, for loving him, and for being a good wife to Jose. He was blessed to have met you. God bless you!!! Sincerely Rosa McKendrick


Georgeann McKendrick posted on 12/1/15

Tio Jose- I pray your heart is finally at peace as well as Tia Cookie's. I love you both very much and miss our time together. Love you both..Always and forever...Georgie


Willy & Chacha Cavazos posted on 11/30/15

Rebecca & Becky, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers that God grant you peace and tranquility during this most difficult time. God Bless you, Willy & Chacha Cavazos