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Ricardo "Richard" Portillo

July 9, 1958 — June 19, 2021


Richard V. Portillo

Richard V. Portillo, 62 of Alpine, Tx., passed away on June 19, 2021.

Rosary will be held Monday, June 28, 2021, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Alpine, Tx., conducted by Robert and Elidia Polanco.

Funeral mass services will be held Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church with Father Pablo Matta officiating.  Burial will follow at a later date at Holy Angels Cemetery, officiated by Father Matta.

Richard V. Portillo was born in Midland, Tx., to Juan and Rosa Portillo on July 9, 1958.  He attended school in Alpine, Tx.  He graduated from Alpine High School.  He also attended SRSU and majored in criminal justice.  Richard also worked as an electrician for many years.  He married his high school sweetheart of 44 years, Ruth H. Portillo on February 4, 1978, in Alpine, Tx.   They shared a love story you only read about in fairy tales.  His wife, children, and grandchildren were his world.  Everything he did and accomplished was for his family.  Richard V. Portillo was well known in our community of Alpine, Tx.  He opened many doors for many people here.  Richard was not only an amazing husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and coach, but was very well known for his DJ’ing for many people all around.   Richard served 10 years on the Alpine Independent School Board where he participated many years of involvement with his 4 children while serving the community.  He was a very generous, loving, caring man who did so much for so many.  A legend that will forever be remembered and spoken for years to come.

Richard V. Portillo is preceded in death by parents, Rosa V. Portillo, Juan T. Portillo Sr., brother Guillermo Portillo Sr, brother Juan Portillo Jr, sister Lucia Acuna, brother Dan Portillo Sr, and half-brother Danny.

Richard V. Portillo is survived by his wife, Ruth H. Portillo; son, Richard Portillo Jr (Angie Portillo); daughter Nicole P. Armendarez (Gilbert Armendarez); son Brian Portillo (Crystal Portillo); son Adan R. Portillo.  Grandchildren: Alexis J. Armendarez, Jaiden R. Portillo, Ashlynn J. Portillo, Christian A. Armendarez, Jaycee R. Portillo, Jace A. Armendarez, Landon B. Portillo.  Brothers: Antonio Portillo, Guillermo Portillo Jr., half-brother Fernando; sister: Maria P. Ramos, half-sisters: Estella, & Sandy


Salvador Hernandez Jr., John Hernandez, Lalo Hernandez, Danny Hernandez, Ray Ramos, Scott Kelly, Orlando Ramos, Robert Polanco

Honorary Pallbearers:  Joe Luis Natera, Carlos Hernandez, Chuy Rodriguez, Hector Ramirez, Dan Portillo Jr., Willie Portillo Jr.

The family of Richard V. Portillo wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Debra Newberry, Scott Kelly and all our family members and friends for always supporting our family through everything.  Thank you for being our rock.  We would also like to thank all the doctors and the nurses that ever assisted my dad, especially Dr. Luecke and Dr. William Stief.  Thank you for always going above and beyond for us.  A special thanks to all the EMT workers and APD, you guys were always there to assist.  If we have left anyone out, please know how thankful my family is.  My family would like to thank you from the bottom of our broken hearts.

Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end: it simply means I will miss you until we meet again…

Services have been entrusted to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home in Alpine, Texas.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

24 Hour Viewing

Monday, June 28, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Alpine Memorial Funer Home - Geeslin Chapel

209 W Sul Ross Ave, Alpine, TX 79830

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Monday, June 28, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church (Alpine, Texas)


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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church

406 S 6th St, Alpine, TX 79830

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