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Citrus association sales manager dies

11/26/2012 02:30:00 PM
Pamela Riemenschneider

ShivesRuben Shives, sales manager for Edinburg, Texas-based Edinburg Citrus Association died Nov. 20 at age 55.

Shives joined the Edinburg Citrus sales staff in 1995. He also worked as an inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Rio Grande Valley and as a buyer and inspector for Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway. He became the sales manager at Edinburg Citrus in the 2008-09 season.

A statement from Edinburg Citrus said Shives had a larger than life personality.

“It has to be said that there are people that shine and have the ability to draw people to them and Ruben was that type of person,” it said. “He has left an indelible impression on his Edinburg Citrus family, friends in the industry and customers across the country.”

A memorial services was held Nov. 24. Shives is survived by wife Belen, son Ruben, daughter Melissa and five grandchildren.



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Wes Liefer    
Los Angeles  |  November, 26, 2012 at 06:35 PM

Rub- I miss you. Your positive and upbeat attitude will never be forgotten. I always looked forward to your yearly visits to LA with Paula to plan the upcoming season. You will be deeply missed by many. I am glad to know that you are out of pain and you are up in heaven laughing at all of us right now. Ruben spoke daily about his son Rub (Jr) and daughter Melissa as well as his wife Belen who is in the truck permit business. He couldn't be more proud of his family and grandchildren! Ruben is a great man and the industry along with his family and friends will miss him greatly!

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