Victor Rodriguez Samaniego Sr. passed away on August 9, 2020 in San Angelo, TX. He was preceded in death by his son Lionel(Lonnie) and daughter Maryjane Ortegon, parents, Pedro and Eulalia Samaniego, Brothers Roberto and Pedro Samaniego and Sisters Adelina Cuellar, Amelia Delgado, Marie Jesús Pacheco and Lydia Constancio. He is survived by his children Dolores Acosta, Veronica Samaniego Galindo, Victor Samaniego Jr. and Sonya Aguilar (Tracy). He is also survived by two sister, Antonia Argo, and Hortencia Smith(Thomas) He had several nieces and nephews, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, and 4 Great-Great Grandchildren.
Victor Rodriguez Samaniego was born in December 23rd, 1935 in Coleman Texas and lived in San Angelo all his life. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School where there he met Juanita (Jane) Rocha and were married in 1954. Together they had six children and began his working life. In 1956 he joined the National Guard and was private first class of the 142d infantry.
In the 60s he became a gourmet chef at the new cactus hotel and came home smelling deliciously good. He's self-taught in all musical instruments and was well-known more for his accordion and keyboard. He formed a band and played on weekends at the 'Wayside Inn' club with is group called Victor Samaniego y Los Tigres. To continue feeding his kids he opened a bakery shop called 'Victorios Bakery'. Best donuts in town where people would just come to see the famous 'Divorce cake'.
In the 70s he was an insurance agent for American National insurance company and made staff manager. As the kids got bigger and their needs got bigger, he went into the rental property business. He Later opened his own business office called Samaniego Insurance agency and added a bail bond business where after several years of business he retired.
He was our hero, and everything we would like to be. He was the wind beneath our wings, an inspiration to all and encouragement of life. Dad we love you and you will be missed dearly. We would like to thank all his friends and caregivers ( Cynthia Medrano) and a special thanks to Hospice of San Angelo for their support.
Visitation will commence at 3:00 pm on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Gutierrez Funeral Chapels/North, 1002 N Oakes St. with a Rosary following at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, August 14, 2020 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Cremation will follow. Services have been entrusted to Gutierrez Funeral Chapels/North and the Gutierrez family.
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