Isaac Rodarte, Sr., age 81, passed away on May 15, 2023.
Isaac was born in Chihuahua, Mexico to Raul Medrano and Soledad Rodarte. Isaac married Cristina Holguin. She preceded him in death October 21, 2020.
Isaac was a very hardworking man, he provided well for his family. He worked for years until his retirement at Panhandle Trailways. He was involved in the community with Los Barrios de Amarillo. Isaac served as the Director for the Amarillo Ballet Folklorico for several years. He stayed involved in LULAC, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Amarillo Hispanic Lions Club for many years. He wrote articles for and served as editor with the publications, La Voz Hispana, and El Mensajero. His legacy will live on through his beautiful family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Cristina Rodarte, his mother, Soledad Rodarte, his father Raul Medrano, and his granddaughters, Alison and Emily Rodarte.
Isaac is survived by his children, Maria Cristina Garza, Isaac Rodarte, Jr. and wife Rachel, Alejandro Rodarte and wife Hilda, Raul Rodarte and wife Stefanie, and Ruth Fragoso; grandchildren Wendy Garza, Alexia Garza, Alejandra Garcia and husband Justin, Angelica Johnson and husband Brad, Kaleigh Rodarte-Suto, Victoria Rodarte, Benjamin Rodarte, Vivian Veloz, Andrea Veloz, Ruby Cantu, Raul Cantu and Gabriel Cantu; great-grandchildren, Annabelle Janae, Salem Justin, Abigail Jane, and Adalee Joy Garcia. He is also survived by his brother Ruben Rodarte, and many nieces and nephews.
Services for Mr. Rodarte will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Lighthouse Funeral Home Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave. with Pastor Alejandro Rodarte officiating. Inurnment of his ashes will follow at Llano Cemetery East, 34th and Arthur Street, (2900 S. Hayes St.)
Condolences to the family and friends of Mr Isaac Rodarte Sr. A dedicated family and community member. He believed in the rich culture that he preserved from his Mexican heritage. He fought for projects in the Barrio and surrounding areas that needed attention from the city of Amarillo. Rest in Peace my friend. Tu Amigo Gregory Martinez.