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Reyes Moreno Aguero, 78, of Cotulla, died on June 9, 2021. He was born in Cotulla on January 5, 1943 to Alberto Aguero and Julia Moreno Aguero.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Alberto Aguero Jr, sisters Emilia Aguilar (Jesus), Maria A. Garza (Manuel), Guadalupe Perez (Arturo), brother in law Juan Rodriguez, daughter Anna Elia Camacho and grandson, Raymond Murrell.
Reyes is survived by his wife Rosa V. Aguero, his children Lupina Aguero, Frankie January, Jessica Aguero Flores (Yune), Marylou Aguero, Humberto Herrera Aguero (Gladys), Irene Aguero Soto, Reyes Aguero Jr. (Diana), and Manuel Alberto Aguero (Raquel). His extended daughter/niece, Endira J. Rodriguez. His siblings Caterina A. Ayala (Joe †), Juanita A. Torres (Juan), Ricardo Aguero (Mage), Susana A. Rodriguez, Sara A. Reyna (Ramiro), and Mary Alice A. Garcia (Reynaldo Jr). As well as 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
He married Rosa Velia Garcia Aguero on August 6, 1972 and the couple were together for 48 years.
Reyes attended grade school up until the third grade when he decided to help his family by traveling north to work in the fields. Reyes was one of nineteen children. After working different jobs such as a truck driver for Light Cattle Company, a mechanic for the Muriel Brothers, and finally a welder for Bob and Mary Davis. Reyes opened Aguero Bros Welding after Bob and Mary Davis sold him the welding shop on April 1, 1977. He worked alongside his wife, who served as the business secretary, his son-in-law Yune, and his son Guero, along with others who came and went throughout the years. He contributed to the community over the years by sponsoring or donating to numerous organizations including the Blue Jay’s in the 80’s, the Boys and Girls Club, the Sacred Heart Catholic church, where he served in the congregation, and even the CHS Mighty Cowboy Band. Reyes and his family participated in the annual Wild Hog Cook Off as the Aguero Blue Hogs for countless years.
His work was his hobby as he enjoyed welding and working with heavy machinery and especially meeting different people, lending a helping hand and sharing stories of his youth.
Funeral service was held on June 15 at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cotulla. Visitation was at Peters Funeral Home on June 14 from 4 to 9 p.m. Burial followed the funeral at Mr. Aguero’s “Recuerdos” Ranch.