SAN BENITO, TX – Arnaldo Jaime Noyola, age 70, of San Benito, Texas, died May 22, 2014. “Nayo” Noyola, son of Valentin and Maria de Luz Noyola, dedicated and loving husband of Elma Valdez Noyola, passed away in San Antonio, Texas, where he resided since 1966.
Nayo was a scientist, educator, and lecturer. Nayo shared his love of education throughout his life, by working at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio, the Texas Education Agency, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. Nayo had a love for cars and spent many summer afternoons with his son repairing engines and carburetors on their collection of classic cars. He also loved classic 50’s music, dancing, Julio Iglesias, and Johnny Cash.
His legacy is his dedicated work ethic, his loyalty to his friends, and his strong love for his family.
Nayo is preceded by his brother Lionel Noyola and his parents. He is survived by his wife, his son, Arnaldo Jr. (Nayito) married to Lucy Grace of Washington, D.C., and his daughter, Sarita, of New York City. He is survived by his brothers, Ruben of Houston, Ramiro of Los Angeles, Ricardo and his sisters, Norma and Socorro of Harlingen. Nayo also is survived by nieces and nephews, Jaime, Imelda, Toby, Martha, Sonia, Zachary, Beatriz, Maria, and Laura.
Visitation for Mr. Noyola will be held on Monday, May 26, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., with a recitation of the holy rosary scheduled at 7:00 p.m. on Monday within the San Benito Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, departing the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Committal services will then follow at Mont Meta Memorial Park in San Benito.
Ruben Noyola, Arnaldo Noyola, Jr., Ramiro Noyola, Jaime Noyola, Ricardo Noyola, and Cristobal Noyola are honored to be serving as Nayo’s pallbearers.
You may sign the guestbook and send your condolences to the Noyola family online at www.sanbenitofuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 West Highway 77, San Benito, Texas 78586; (956) 361-9192.