Birth Date: March 21, 1926Death Date: August 5, 2018
Bennie “Tata” Vera, age 92, went to be with The Lord on August 5, 2018, at Sharp Hospital. He was born in Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon Mexico on March 21, 1926 to Francisco Vera Garza and Maria De Los Angeles Rios. He had seven sisters and one brother.
Bennie was married to the love of his life, his “roommate” Dolores (Seville). Together they had 5 children Leticia Lopez (David), Yolanda Vera-Ortiz (Raul), Bobby Vera (Rosa), Laura Vera (Carlos Flores) and Linda Murana, 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren who loved him dearly, along with his beloved dog Gigi.
Bennie loved to dance, socialize and be with his family. In addition to being a salesman and traveling he also worked construction where he became a proud member of the Local Union 89 for 60+ years. He was the patriarch of the family and could be relied on no matter the situation. He loved to joke with his grandchildren, talk sports or politics, watch the Padres and always made sure to say his granddaughters were “very beautiful” when he seen them. With his famous wave, signature pose and being notoriously well dressed, he was at all times picture ready.
Viewing and Rosary will be held at Greenwood Mortuary on August 24, 2018 at 8:30am, followed by Funeral Services at St John’s of the Cross Catholic Church at 10am and Graveside Services at 11:30am at Holy Cross Cemetery.