Leno grew up in Dripping Springs, Texas. He worked hard from shearing sheep and goats, cutting firewood, hauling hay, Alba's café, he built fence and did rockwork. Some of this he taught to his boys. Leno was always busy. Around Thanksgiving and Christmas he and Debbie made LOTS of tamales (last year a couple hundred dozens) so he could give something to his kids for Christmas. Of course we were happy with the tamales, tomato preserves and anything he cooked.
Leno was famous for his garden. He wanted to make sure everyone had plenty to eat, so he would share with everyone. Each year his garden had to be a little bigger because there were a few more kids to feed.
Leno was a strong man and lived life to the fullest.
Leno lived with his wife Debbie Rodriguez for 40 years. They moved to Coleman Texas two years ago to live on his grandson, Bobby and Lisa's ranch. He really enjoyed riding around the ranch on his mule and maybe get a little fishing in with Jacob.
Leno was survived by his wife Debbie Rodriguez, sister Minnie Alvarez, sons Sammy Alba wife Louwyn, James Alba, Lino Alba Jr wife Stacie, Perry Alba wife Joanna, David Rodriguez, Adam Alba wife Krystal, daughters Joann Martinez, Lori Alba, Michelle Davila husband JP, and Carmen Alba. Leno had 28 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, 13 great, great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Leno was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Carmen Alba, one sister Rosemary Avila and one great, great granddaughter Arianna Luck.
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