Rigoberto Merino-Ortiz

06/22/1945 –


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  • Gathering
Date: 10/30/2021
Time: 10:00 am
 – 12:00 pm
Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church

908 Ave J, Shallowater, TX 79363

908 Ave J, Shallowater, TX 79363


The family of Rigoberto Merino-Ortiz will have a gathering to celebrate his life of 76 years at 10 AM on Saturday, October 30th, at Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church. He passed on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. They invite you to join in commemorating the life of Rigo with photos throughout the years and prayer.

On June 22, 1945, Rigoberto was born to Enrique and Manuela Merino in Namiquipa, Chihuahua Mexico. He married Martha on October 31st, 1970, at said Saint Phillips in Shallowater, TX.

Survived by his siblings Albita Montez and Hugo Ortiz, and family: Wife Martha Merino; their children, David Merino, Yvette Rodriguez, and Laura Merino, as well as grandchildren Danielle Villa and Alyssa Mendoza, and future great-grandson Sebastian due late October.  He was preceded in death by his father, Enrique Merino; mother, Manuela Merino, and Brother Enrique Merino Jr.

He devoted 27 years to the City of Shallowater and was cherished by the whole community. Proud Texas Tech and Dallas Cowboy fan, Rigo’s kind soul and loving heart will be dearly missed.


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