- November 20, 1955 - April 27, 2009
- Austin, Texas
of Luis' Passing
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“I wondered what had happen to my friend? I found out that you passed and never took the opportunity of thanking you for be be-friending us guys from...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Dennis M. Zamarron - Harlingen, TX
“I'm glad I got to meet you, Tio Luis. It was a pleasure visiting you in Austin and meeting your daughter as well as your grandchildren. Thanks for...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Melinda Villalobos - San Antonio, TX
“I am so glad to see that my dad touches so many lives, even after his passing. It is a great thing to know that his kindness and good works are...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Valerie Villalobos - Austin, TX
“Today's my 25th birthday and the 3rd I've gone without hearing my amazing Uncle Luis call and tell me happy birthday, tomorrow marks the 3rd year...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jesse Villalobos - Taft, TX
“Thank everyone who has viewed this or posted wonderful things about my father. I miss him everyday. It is nice to know how many people he touched...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Luis Villalobos - Austin, TX
“I recently received the Luis villalobos scholarship I was so happy now I will be able to go to college if it were not for this man I would never have...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Ryan Blanco - Taft, TX
It has been many years since I last saw Luis. I was his ninth grade coach at Taft Junior High and have nothing but wonderful things to say...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Gilbert Moehke - Round Rock, TX
“What a friend and mentor. My life has been greatly enriched in being blessed to know so such a awesome man. Thanks for all the encouragement and...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Henry Taylor - Round Rock, TX
“The times we shared both at work and off work will alway's be great memories. The good lord picked a great man to help him build his kingdom so we...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Hector Arredondo - Buda, TX
“I am writing on behalf of all of us at Shivers Center who got to know Luis during chemo visits. He was always a sweetheart to all of the staff....Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Stephanie Warfield
11 of 15 | Posted by: Sissy
“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Sissy Martinez - Austin, TX
“Love you Luis !
13 of 15 | Posted by: Kevin King - Friend
“I cant believe It has been a Year since I got the news of Luis's passing. I find It absolutley AMAZING how Luis made friends for life in such a quick...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Kevin King - Big Spring, TX
“You are greatly missed.
15 of 15 | Posted by: Felicia Byford - friend
Luis Villalobos was born on November 20, 1955 to Domingo and Francisca Villalobos in Taft, Texas. He joined his parents in Heaven on April 27, 2009. He was a graduate of Taft High School and moved to Austin to continue his education at University of Texas at Austin while working construction. Never forgetting where he came from, he spent a lot of time in Taft including every Taft High School Homecoming game.
Luis worked at the Austin Police Department for over 16 years in the Crime and Drug Units. He eventually joined the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office and then All Faiths Funeral Services where he worked for over 6 years. His favorites included; the color blue, yellow roses, carrot cake, UT football, maple and brown sugar oatmeal and chicharron and bean breakfast tacos.
Luis had many hobbies. He volunteered with the Special Olympics, Blue Santa and Explorer Post where he worked with children who wanted to become police officers. He loved Tejano and Old Country music especially Patsy Cline. He loved dancing even more than the music itself. Outside of work, he was a mechanic who enjoyed watching and working on the 70’s style muscle cars and was also an accomplished carpenter. He loved vacationing in Mexico and Costa Rica, where he spent several months doing translation work.
The amazing traits that he had shined like beacons of light and every person he knew learned how to be a better person from him. He was kind, compassionate, giving, loving, happy, eternally patient, and so very humble. Not only did Luis befriend people that others would not, he would give the shirt off his back and the last five dollars in his pocket to a complete stranger if he felt they needed it and expected nothing in return. His friends and family admirably listened to his words of wisdom especially when he was teaching them (or showing them through his own actions) how to treat each other. He was never judgmental, he told others often “Who you are, is who you are. Be yourself.”
Luis was preceded in death by his parents, Domingo and Francisca. He is survived by two children; Luis Villalobos, and Valerie Villalobos, and 5 grandchildren; Donovan, Nasario, Illiana, Isabella, and Emmalina Luisa, and many friends and coworkers that considered themselves to be a part of his family. He loved his family so much that he worked through illness, cancer, chemotherapy and even up to 2 weeks before his death to help support them in every way he could.
Just before he passed away, Luis wrote this letter to his friends at work. It only begins to show the amazing person that Luis should be remembered as:
"I wanted to write each and every one of you a note to thank you for everything you do for me but it would take a long time. So I will wait to do so in the future.
I appreciate each and every one of you. You will never know how much you inspire me and give me strength everyday. No matter how sick or how much I hurt knowing that I will see or speak to you gives me strength to come into work every day. I look forward to working with you and in some small way be able to help. Thank you for all the kindness you all show me everyday. I don't know how I could ever repay that but I will try by being there for you. Each and every one of you holds a special place in my heart. I pray everyday that you all will have an enriched life and that all your dreams will come true. You certainly have done that for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. If there was a word that was stronger than I LOVE YOU I would use it. And until I find it, I LOVE YOU will have to do.
Eternally Grateful your friend for life Luis. "