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Gilbert Pena

June 28, 1929 ~ February 11, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Gilbert Pena Life Story

On February 11, 2024, surrounded by his loved ones, Gilbert "Rorro" Peña, passed away at the age of 94. He was born in Dallas, TX on June 28, 1929 to Rafael Peña and Florentina Hernandez Peña.

Gilbert was a natural craftsman and a jack of all trades, there was no project he couldn't tackle. That led to a fulfilling career at E.L. Dalton, where he retired after many years. Aside from his handiness, he was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish alongside his brothers, sons, nephews, and grandsons. He also loved baseball; whether cheering from the stands or reminiscing about his own playing days.

His real true love was his family. He married Guadalupe Garcia on September 16, 1951 They were married 66 years until her death in 2018. Together they built a home filled with an abundance of love, creating memories that spanned through five generations. Gilbert was a strong, fair, and passionate father and grandfather. He was charismatic, easily befriended others, and knew how to make you laugh, even when he was being serious. Gilbert was a true family man who provided until the very end. He was unwavering in his faith, and a man who valued his walk with the Lord.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Guadalupe; son, Antonio; siblings, Ciria, Rafael Jr., Margarita, Gloria; and parents, Rafael and Florentina.

He is survived by his siblings, Edward, Rogelio, Amelia and Hortencia; children, Gilbert, Dolores, Hector, Veronica, Maria de Lourdes, and Maria; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren.

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February 15, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hughes Family Tribute Center
9700 Webb Chapel Rd
Dallas, Tx 75220

Funeral Service
February 16, 2024

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Hughes Family Tribute Center
9700 Webb Chapel Rd
Dallas, Tx 75220


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