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Roberto Ponce Mingura, age 73, of Hollis, passed away Monday evening, September 3, 2012, at Comanche County Memorial Hospital, in Lawton.
Mr. Mingura was born on June 11, 1939, in San Jose Baquiachi, Mexico to Meliton and Nicholasa (Ponce) Mingura. Immigrating to the United States as a teenager, Roberto moved to Colorado in his mid-twenties. In 1967, he and Gloria (Martinez) Mingura were married in Hollis, where they had come for work. Over the years, Roberto worked for the Co-op gin and several area farmers. After his divorce in 1982, he moved to Guthrie, Oklahoma where he worked on the Pitch Fork Ranch until 2002. After moving back to Hollis, he continued doing farm work, where he loved driving his tractors. One of his proudest accomplishments was becoming a naturalized citizen in 2009. In his spare time, he loved spoiling his grandchildren. Buying ice cream, strawberries, grapes, and bananas for the grandchildren was one of his favorite pastimes.
Preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Margarita and Barbara, and five brothers, Meliton, Refugio, Carlos, Alfredo and Salvador, he is survived by four children; Mary Mingura and partner Chris Woodruff of Hollis, Rachel Mingura of Hollis, Roberto Mingura and wife Monica of Hollis, and Gloria Nunez and husband Manuel of Hollis; eleven grandchildren, Corey Don Mingura, Christian Woodruff, Reyna Mingura, Jonathan Withers, Bradlee Withers, Bridget Withers, Liana Mingura, Roberto Mingura, Amelia Mingura, Yareli Nunez and Joselyn Nunez, along with many other relatives and friends.
Funeral Mass for Roberto Mingura will be at 9 a.m., Thursday, September 6, 2012, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Jude Shayo AJ officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home of Hollis.
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