Mario Rayos Sr, 75, of Pecos, Texas passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Mario was born in Pecos to Pabla and Valentin Rayos on January 19, 1946. He grew up in Pecos, Texas and attended Pecos High School. He married Felicia Rayos on October 22, 1962 in Pecos, Texas. Mario was a member of the Santa Rosa Catholic Church in Pecos. His greatest joy was his family. He loved spending every possible moment with his brothers, sisters and grandchildren. He always loved his oldies and blues music. There wasn’t a day he would sit out on the front porch listening to his oldies and enjoy whoever came to visit him. In so many respects, he was a humble man. He achieved a legacy of faith and family. He put his relationship with his family before anything in the world.
“Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I’m following the path God has chosen for me. I took His hand
when I heard Him call. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to
work or play. Task left undone must stay that way. I’ve now found peace at the end of day. If my parting
has left a void, then fill it with remembered joys. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, oh yes, these things,
I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. Look for the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been
full, I savored much good friends, good times, a loved ones touch. Perhaps my time seems all to brief.
Don’t lengthen your pain with undue grief. Lift up your heart and peace to thee, God wanted me now- He
set me free.”
Mario is preceded in death by his son, Mario Jr., his parents, Pabla and Valentin Rayos. Sibilings who have passed- Guermillo Rayos (brother), Modesta Ortega (sister), Marcos Rayos (brother), Lupe Rayos (brother), Paul Rayos (brother), Gregorio Rayos (brother)
Mario is survived by his wife, Felicia Rayos, 2nd children Leticia Marin, Corina Contreras, Geneva Rayos, Arturo Rayos, Harvey Rayos, and Daniel Rayos. 3rd living sibilings- Nena Ortega, Irene Dominguez, Enriquetta Prieto, Maria Ortega, Johnny “Juan” Rayos, Jessie Rayos, Manuel Rayos 5th Grandchildren -Desiree Montoya, Valerie Romo, Kimberly Gardea, Esmeralda Graves. Amanda Contreras, Daniella Contreras, and Samantha Contreras, Di’Anna Contreras, Jacob Rayos, Jason Rayos, Am’ari Rayos, Mario Rayos Jr., Bianca Baeza, Brandon Baeza, Michael Rayos, Samuel Rayos, and Daniel Allen Rayos.
Visitations will begin at 9:00 am to 7 pm on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Rosary will be held on November 23, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home in Pecos, Texas.
Funeral services will begin at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Santa Rosa Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Greenwood cemetery.
Pallbearers - Ermin Gardea, David Graves, Kenny Rayos, Nathan Sanchez, Zackary Sanchez and Brandon Baeza.
The Family of Mario Rayos Sr. wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Thang and his staff at Monahans Sandhills Clinic, PCMH Hospice, Nurse Veronica Aguirre, Peaceful Garden Funeral Home and Santa Rosa Catholic Church.
Arrangements are by Peaceful Garden Funeral Home, Pecos Tx.