Hector Raul Venegas, age 81, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 in El Paso, Texas. He graduated from El Paso High School in 1959, received a BA from Texas Western College in 1963 where he was President of his fraternity, and later went on to receive his MBA from UTEP. He was a Lieutenant in the US Navy, retired from the Texas Employment Commission and was a professor of economics at El Paso Community College. He was a big supporter of the Osher Lifelong Learning institute at UTEP where he spent many hours attending classes and meeting friends.
He was a wonderful son, brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed. Hector is preceded in death by his loving parents; Jose Venegas and Esther Meraz; his beloved wife; Raquel Olivia Venegas and his sister; Lilia Barela. He is survived by his dearest children; David Anthony Venegas and Diana Marisa Waddell; his loving grandchildren; Raquel Shotts, Marco Arellano, Noah Waddell, Amanda Venegas and Victoria Venegas; and his wonderful great-grandchildren; Stella Shotts and Gregory Shotts. He is also survived by many extended friends and family to cherish and honor his memory.
A Visitation will be held Friday, January 13, 2023 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Sunset Funeral Home- West with a Holy Rosary to follow at 12:00 pm and a Funeral Service at 12:30 pm. A Graveside Service will be held Friday, January 13, 2023 at 2:30 pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
Services are entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West, 480 N. Resler Dr.