Ruben Adolfo Talamantez III (1964-2021)

Ruben Adolfo Talamantez III (1964-2021)

Ruben Adolfo Talamantez III, 57, passed away Nov. 23, 2021 with his family by his side. Born on July 17, 1964 in Oxnard, he grew up in Fillmore before raising his family in Santa Clarita.
Ruben was the best husband, dad, and “wompa.” He was blessed with a beautiful marriage of 36 years to his high school sweetheart, Gracie Talamantez. He lived to make her happy and together, they made the best team and built a loving, close-knit family. Whether going for a cruise, taking an adventurous trip, having a nice dinner or watching a movie on the couch, they were inseparable and their love transcends all space and time. Ruben took great pride in his children and shared extraordinary bonds with them. Through sacrifice and hard work, he provided and met all of their needs. From sports games to birthdays, learning to ride a bike and swim, school awards and graduations, driving lessons, navigating jobs and life, he was there for every moment big or small. He showed true unconditional love, offered the best advice, instilled life tools and gifted wonderful memories that they will carry in their hearts forever. Spoiling his grandchildren with love made his heart sing. From whistling and tickling to giving them “the claw” and playing outside nonstop, he enjoyed every minute with his grand babies and imprinted their hearts during their most impressionable years.
Ruben loved spending time with family and friends, especially beachside - camping or at the beach house - where long days were spent listening to old school music, napping, indulging in favorite snacks with a nice cold beer, barbecuing, watching the sunset, and sleeping by the hot campfire. He enjoyed hosting others alongside his wife and the good conversation, laughs and memories that were created. Other favorite pastimes included attending Dodger and Rams games, riding his motorcycle, and playing pool. He enjoyed being there for others, looking after his mother Rita Talamantez and acting as caregiver to his aunt Cecilia Flores.
Also known as Chubeno, Ruben’s family called him “the Mayor” of Fillmore because of how many people he knew and would stop to talk to. While the Mayor has reached his permanent home in Heaven, rest assured he is watching down on loved ones in his beloved hometown and along his produce truck route.
Always encouraging his family to say their prayers, Ruben regularly gave God thanks for the awesome life he lived, which he felt was truly blessed. Preceding his death is his father, Ruben Talamantez II, and his grandmother and grandfather, Josephine and Merced Flores. Ruben is survived by his wife Gracie; his children; Deanna (Paco) Avila, Ruben, Joseph and Michael Talamantez; and his grandchildren Jay and Olivia; and his sister Rosanne (Edward) Limon.
His family thanks family, friends and neighbors for all of their continued prayers and loving support. A Holy Rosary will be recited in his honor at 11 a.m. followed by mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Fillmore on Saturday, Dec. 18. A celebration of life will take place immediately after at Britt Park (Piru Petroleum Club) at 3825 East Guiberson Road, Fillmore, CA 93015.