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L. Joe Arenas

December 12, 1925 - June 30, 2020
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L. Joe Arenas, 94, from Galveston, passed away on June 30, 2020 in Needville, Texas. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on December 12, 1925. Joe graduated from Lincoln High School in Nebraska and then joined the Marines in 1944.  He participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima where he was wounded in 1945,…

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Katy Washburn left a message on September 23, 2020:
Dear Tracey and Vickie and all of Joe's family, You all have been in my thoughts and prayers. Joe was like a father to me. So many wonderful memories in Houston and Galveston. I will miss his smile, hugs, and laughter. I last saw him when I went to visit him after Max's death. She was like a second mom. I left a ceramic dog on her grave representing all the stray dogs she took in that Joe didn't know about. I told him that story and how Tracey and I were responsible for hiding them in the apartment. He didn't know about that. He smiled and teared up. He told me later he cemented the dog to her headstone. I will visit her and Joe when I can and place a large stone that looks like a shark's tooth on his grave. It reminds me of Joe, strong, powerful, and of the beach, their second home and a sacred place in my heart. I'm forever grateful for their love and support and for yours Tracey. Your homes were a safe haven so much needed in my teenage years. Love, Katy
Jerry Drones left a message on July 12, 2020:
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Joe. He was a great man, coach and a friend. I played at U of H . He helped me in school and tried to help me when I was the head football coach at Galveston Ball. I last saw him at mass at St Bernadette some years ago. My prayers go out to the family.
Miller Bassler left a message on July 12, 2020:
Joe was my receivers coach at UH from 1971 thru 1975 and unlike many of our old hardliners coaches, Joe was loved by all of his receiver corp group of athletes. Joe was always optimistic, upbeat, and a great teacher. Plus I can also remember him running around that hot humid field in the hottest garb he could wear and was fit beyond fit, workin this tail off to stay that way . What an American Hero that had a very positive effect on my life. RIP Coach Joe!
Erika Huerta left a message on July 9, 2020:
may he rest in peace.
Johnny Arenas left a message on July 8, 2020:
Truly a great loss. Uncle Joe has made us all proud. The honor and energy which he lead life with is an example to follow. I remember him say "Hey man keep moving forward". I thank Vicky for being there in his need and hope that our family will have peace knowing Uncle Joe is now at peace with our other family members that have passed. Thank you uncle for your service and leadership. Love Johnny and Marie Arenas.
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Trudy Arenas Lane left a message on July 7, 2020:
Uncle Joe, you will be truly missed by us all. Your legacy will live on forever in our hearts and family forever. We love you and always will. May you Rest in Peace Uncle. Love you always Trudy and Doug Lane
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