Roberto Jose Vidaurri Mr. Roberto Jose Vidaurri passed away on Thursday, February 05, 2015 in Laredo, Texas at the age of 89. Roberto Vidaurri was born on May 7, 1925 to Anita L. and Alfredo Vidaurri. He was very proud of his rich family history that could be traced back to descendants such as Captain Jose Vasquez Borrego who has a place in Texas history as the founder of South Texas land grants issued by the King of Spain. Mr. Vidaurri’s birthplace, Nuestra Senora de Dolores Settlement located in Zapata County is a land grant which was bequeathed to the Vidaurri Family was founded in 1750. As a lifelong, avid and dedicated rancher, he spent his time preserving the legacy of the family ranch and its place in Texas history. A United States Marine in World War II, he fought in the battle for Iwo Jima, considered one of the bloodiest battles in Marine Corps history. He was a proud recipient of the Purple Heart Decoration for wounds received in Combat. Mr. Vidaurri is preceded in death by his wife, Maria del Socorro Vidaurri; parents, Alfredo and Anita L. Vidaurri; son-in-law, Sidney Silva; daughter-in-law, Elsa V. Vidaurri; siblings; Maria V. Herbst, Rosa Maria Vidaurri and Juan Vidaurri; sister-in-law, Julia T. Vidaurri. He is survived by his children, Maria del Socorro V. (Manuel G.) Garcia, Cynthia Maria Silva, Jose Roberto (Corina V.) Vidaurri, Alfredo Marjil (Rosa Margarita) Vidaurri, Anna Margarita Vidaurri, Alma Laura Vidaurri Garza, Mauricio Alejandro Vidaurri and Patricia Elena Vidaurri; grandchildren, Anita Aracelli Lammers, Manuel G. Garcia Jr., Gabriel Silva, Daniel Silva, Naomi Silva, Roberto M. Vidaurri, Kristina E. Vidaurri, Gerardo V. Uranga, Jose M. Vidaurri, Corina A. Vidaurri, Annelise Nicole Gonzalez, Kristy Enid Brown, Alfredo Vidaurri Jr., Aileen Marie Vidaurri, Aaron Mauricio Vidaurri, Anna Yvette Pineda, Carissa Arabela Pineda, Hector David Garza, Laura Melissa Garza Rodriguez, Adriana Cecilia Vidaurri Hilario, Amanda Irene Vidaurri Pena and Allison Michelle Vidaurri; and 23 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Maria Luisa Stott as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. to Christ the King Catholic Church. A mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow to the Family Ancestral Cemetery in Dolores, Texas. The family would also like to thank Dr. Maurice Click, home healthcare providers Jorge Madrigal, RN and Physical Therapist Joe for their commitment to Mr. Vidaurri’s care. If you would like to sign the guestbook or send private condolences, you may do so at www.hillsidefuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Road.