El Paso Family Deals with a Double Loss
POSTED: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 6:27pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 9:08am
El Paso The family and friends of a Parkland Elementary School 4th grader have created a memorial outside his Northeast El Paso home.
Jacob Rubio, 10, and his grandmother, Fabiola Rubio, were killed in a car accident on I-10 near Van Horn on Saturday.
Fabiola was an administrator at El Paso Community College. In a statement, EPCC President Richard Rhodes said, “we will miss her laughter, her fun nature, and the dedicated spirit that she brought to the College."
Jacob loved sports and was a good student, said family members.
“He was just a happy kid, he was cheerful and always making everyone laugh,” said Jacob's grandfather, Fidel Almanza.
Funeral services for Jacob are scheduled for this Friday.