Severo R. Riojas Jr.
Severo Rodriguez Riojas Jr. passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Seguin, Texas, at the age of 65 years, 10 months, and 22 days. He was born Jan. 9, 1948, in Nixon to Florencia Rodriguez and Severo R. Riojas Sr.
He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, John Riojas.
Severo is survived by his wife, Sophia Posada Riojas of Nixon; his mother, Florencia Riojas of Stockdale; his children, Yvette M. Bryan and husband Roy Leon of Nixon, Valerie V. Arguijo and husband Adolph of Minnesota, and Christopher P. Riojas and wife Sara of Corpus Christi; his sister, Guadalupe Aguinaga and husband Jose of San Antonio; his brothers, Walter Riojas of Nixon and Michael Riojas and wife Margaret of Baytown; his grandchildren, Jared Bryan, Ian Zachary Bryan, Kennedy E. Bryan, Aidyn Arguijo, Caleb Welfel-Riojas, Noah Welfel-Riojas, Levi Welfel-Riojas, and Ellah Beth Welfel-Riojas; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Nixon, with a rosary recited at 7 p.m.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in the church with the Rev. Gabriel Espinosa officiating.
Interment followed in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Nixon.