Ruben Armendariz, born on December 13, 1994, in Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico, departed this life on August 17, 2023. He resided in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was a dedicated installation technician in the air conditioning industry. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Ruben was a testament to this, as he stood tall regardless of the circumstances, showcasing his strength and tenacity.\n\nRuben was married and leaves behind a sea of warmth and memories that will forever be cherished by his beloved mother, Helarei Armendariz, and his dear Uncle, Adrian Flores. Friedrich Nietzsche said, "The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." Ruben lived by this motto, maintaining his individuality and leaving an indelible mark on those who knew him.\n\nFriends and family are invited to pay their respects during a visitation on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 11:00am CDT. The visitation will be held at Cruz Family Funeral Home, located at 2512 South Harvey Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73109. \n\nIn these trying times, we encourage you to share your memories and upload photos of Ruben on his memorial page, keeping his spirit alive. His life was a testament to courage and resilience, reminding us that our individuality is our greatest strength. Remembering Ruben, we recall his hard work, his love for his family, and his unique spirit. His light will continue to shine in the hearts of those he loved.