For the Family of Ruben Beltran

$9,115 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 112 people in 2 months
Created November 10, 2018

This Go-Fund me account has been set up to help offset funeral costs for the unexpected loss of our beloved Ruben. For all of us that laughed at his Dad jokes, puns, or just because he laughed so hard at his own jokes, for those of us who loved/hated him at the same time because of his stubborn ass, for those of us who looked to him for advice, and for those of us who just truly loved him.
 
Ruben A. Beltran passed unexpectedly in El Centro on Thursday Nov. 8th at the age of 58. He has joined his mother and father, Alicia and Frank Beltran. He is survived by three siblings (Mary, Norma, and Victor) and his six children: Stephen (38), Christine (34), Jenny (30), Melanie (22), Erika (22) and Michael (19). Anyone that knew Ruben knew he adored his children. One could not ask for a better father. Despite so many challenges, he managed to be ever so present in all of their lives and molded them into the beautiful adults they are now. Ruben’s character lives on in them.
 
Ruben was born August 25th, 1960 in El Centro. He graduated from Central Union High School in 1978 and began his career as a firefighter with Imperial County Fire department at the age of 17. He later moved to Calexico Fire Department where he became a highly respected Fire Engineer and Paramedic. He was the recipient of the EMT-P of the Year award… twice.  He retired from the fire service in 2008, but continued his love of caring for others in the role of a private-care provider.
 
As a musician, he was well known for being a badass on the drum set. He became a drummer when he was 21, but according to him, he’s “been playing drums in my mind since I was born.” The bands you may remember are Cartoon and the Animators, Bad Attitude, and Night Wind. In this video, go to 1:45 to see him in his natural habitat.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6Y9silhPLU&frags=pl%2Cwn
 
“Drumming is in my blood, heart and soul and always will be.”
- https://fandalism.com/rubena
 
The pictures show how he touched the lives of so many. If you have pictures of your own, please share them here with a comment. We miss him and want to see as much of him as we can. May his beautiful spirit rest in peace as we say goodbye.
 
FUNERAL DETAILS:

Viewing:
Tuesday, November 27, 2018. 6-9:00 PM
Hems Brother’s Mortuary
1975 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243

Funeral Services:
Wednesday, November 28, 2018. 10:00 AM
Faith Assembly Church
320 S J St, Imperial, CA 92251

A firefighter procession to Hems Brother's Mortuary will take place after the funeral.  After the procession, there will be a Celebration of Life reception at the Eagles Lodge in El Centro.

Eagles Lodge
661 W State St
El Centro, California 92243


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Update 2
Posted by Melanie Beltran
1 month ago
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UPDATE: 1. A firefighter procession will take place after the funeral. It will begin at Faith Assembly Church in Imperial and end at Hem's Brothers Mortuary in El Centro. It will NOT end at the Calexico Fire Department, as stated before.

2. After the procession, there will be a Celebration of Life reception at the Eagles Lodge in El Centro.

In Conclusion:
Viewing:
Tuesday, November 27, 2018. 6-9:00 PM
Hems Brother’s Mortuary
1975 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243

Funeral Services:
Wednesday, November 28, 2018. 10:00 AM
Faith Assembly Church
320 S J St, Imperial, CA 92251

A firefighter procession to Hems Brother's Mortuary will take place after the funeral. After the procession, there will be a Celebration of Life reception at the Eagles Lodge in El Centro.

Eagles Lodge
661 W State St
El Centro, California 92243
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Update 1
Posted by Melanie Beltran
2 months ago
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Viewing:
Tuesday, November 27, 2018. 6-9:00 PM
Hems Brother’s Mortuary
1975 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243

Funeral Services:
Wednesday, November 28, 2018. 10:00 AM
Faith Assembly Church
320 S J St, Imperial, CA 92251

A firefighter procession to Hem's Brothers Mortuary will take place after the funeral. After the procession, there will be a Celebration of Life reception at the Eagles Lodge in El Centro.

Eagles Lodge
661 W State St
El Centro, California 92243

Thank you to those who have already donated and those who plan to donate to Ruben's memorial fund. We are almost at our goal and we thank our generous donors for making this possible.
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