Alice, Texas Jose “Joe” Rosbel Gonzalez 51 years of age passed away on October 13, 2019 after injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on May 18, 2018. Joe was a supervisor and worked for several oilfield companies, Coil Tubing Services, Forbes Energy, Key Energy, and Schlumberger. At the time of his accident he was working for C & J Energy Services out of Robstown. Joe loved to Barbecue, fish, spend quality time with his family and loved riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. He was also a member of the Country Ghost Riders. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and dedicated family man. He is preceded in death by his son Jose R. Gonzalez Jr., Survivors include his wife Lizette Martinez-Gonzalez, sons Roberto Torres Jr, Adam Gonzalez, daughters Josette Gonzalez, Joselynn Gonzalez, Heather Gonzalez, father Rosbel Gonzalez, mother Susana Beatriz Rodriguez, sister Maria Del Carmen (Bill) Johns, five grandchildren. His best friends Orlando Garza, Cesar Bocanegra, John Flores, Dwayne Heathcock, David Guerra. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 9 :00 a.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Rosary recited at 10:00 a.m. that morning. Services will conclude after the Rosary. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left on our website: www.mauropgarcia.com
Alice, Texas: Margarita Perales 91 years of age passed away on Sept. 23, 2019 at her residence in Alice, Texas surrounded by her family. She was a homemaker all of her life and raised her entire family. She loved playing chalupa with her family and loved visiting her friends at Mi Familia Adult Center. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and a friend to everyone. She is preceded in death by her husbands Camilo Lopez and Jose Gonzalez and brother Esiquio Mireles. Survivors include: one son David Reyes Perales of Laredo, and two daughters Ventura Lopez of Nuevo Laredo and San Juanita Gamez of Alice one brother Lucio Mireles of Laredo, three sisters Maria Mireles of Nuevo Laredo, Florentina Morales and Constantina Mireles both of Laredo, 15 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Thursday Sept. 26, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home-Alice with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Friday Sept. 27, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery No. 2. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements.
In the early morning of September 16, 2019, in San Antonio Texas, Jesus Guillermo Vera, Sr., at 84, passed away. He joins his wife Manuelita in their heavenly home. His devotion to her, his family and firm belief in God brings comfort knowing they are finally together once again.
Jesus “Jesse” was born in Benavides, Texas to Guillermo Vera and Antonia Garza Vera on July 14, 1935. His parents precede him in death along with his brothers, Gilbert Vera, Ramon Vera, Salvador Vera, and Pete Vera and three sisters: Hermelinda Garcia, Elvira Vera, Maria Barnett.
In 1957, he married the love of his life, Manuelita Lopez on June 9. Together in life for 51 years until her passing in 2008. Together they had and raised three kids. He is survived by his daughters, Linda Garcia (Claudio) of Alice, Texas, Anggie Vera of Katy, Texas and his son, Jesse Vera, Jr. (Tracey) of McKinney Texas. Along with their parents to cherish his memory, there are six grandchildren, Richard Joslin (Victoria), Christopher Garcia, Robert Ian Davis (Stephanie), Michelle Coffey (Doug), Nicholas and Mallory Vera; four great grandchildren, Bryden and Maci Davis, Andriana and Ryan Joslin. He is also survived by his siblings, Jesus Vera (Lupita) of Palito Blanco, Texas, Bertha Soliz of Houston, Texas, Janie Lopez of Hebbronville, Texas, numerous nieces and nephews.
Jesse began his career doing various jobs until he found his passion as a Foreman working for the Rio Paisano Ranch in Riviera, Texas. After 15 years of working at the ranch, he decided to hang up his hat and boots. But that didn’t last long, Jesse then decided that retirement was not for him and he began working for B&J Air and Pump, Alice, Texas where he worked for another 18 years and finally retired at the age of 80. Needless to say, Jesse was loyal to his wife, family, and employers. He gave 110% on everything that was put in front of him. He was a hard worker and we are blessed to have been shown how to be devoted to what you love and cherish most.
Visitation will begin on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in Alice, Texas with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. that evening at St. Joseph Catholic Church Alice, Texas. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 21, 2019 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice, Texas. Burial will follow at the Alice Cemetery in Alice, Texas. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
Gregorio D. Longoria, 70 years old passed Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at his residence after a long illness. He was a retired Rancher and Ranch Foreman for over 50 years for Lundells, Inc. Ranch. He was a loving brother and uncle. He is preceded in death by his parents, Venancio, Sr. and Genoveva Diaz Longoria, his common-law wife, Cecilia Garza, one sister, Maria Enedina Deleon, two brothers, Venancio Longoria, Jr., and Mauricio Longoria. He is survived by his two brothers, Domingo (Lydia) Longoria, Sr. of Mathis, Tx., and Tony (Josie) Longoria of Houston, Tx., three sisters, San Juana (Alfredo) Garcia of Alice, Tx., Modesta (Eliseo) Quinones, Sr., and Lupita (Luciano) Suarez both of San Diego, Tx., one nephew that he loved as a son, David Longoria, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. that evening. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Tx. Burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery in San Diego, Tx. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
Ugo J. Perez, 58 years old passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019 in a San Diego Nursing Home after a short illness. He was an oilfield worker. Ugo was a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guadalupe and Amalia Rangel Perez. He is survived by his two sons, Guadalupe Jesus (Leeann) Perez and Ugo (Rashelle) Perez, Jr. both of Freer, Tx., two daughters, Newleen (Juan Vasquez) Perez of Houston, Tx. and Marleen (Alex) De La Garza of Freer, Tx., one brother, Erasmo (Sandra) Perez of Robstown, Tx., two sisters, Elda (+Cresencio) Acevedo and San Juanita (Rolando) Lerma both of Freer, Tx., fourteen grandchildren, Juan Moreno, III, Justin De La Garza, Guadalupe Perez, Jr., Kevin Perez, Alyjah Perez, Darian Torres, Jacob Perez, Luis Aguillon, Jr., Nateleen Serna, Abrian Torres, Audiah Perez, Andres Vasquez, Alejandro De La Garza, IV, Adelyn Perez, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitations will begin on Friday September 13, 2019 at 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego, Tx with a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Freer, Tx. Burial will follow at Perez Cemetery in Piedritas Community. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
San Diego, Texas - David G. Valerio, Jr., passed away August 16, 2019 in an Alice Nursing Home after a short illness. He was retired from the SDISD after 8 years. He loved music, spending time with his family and loved playing the maquinitas. He was preceded in death by his parents, David P. Valerio and Adela P. Gaitan, two sons, Arnold and Edward Valerio. He is survived by his wife, Elena C. Valerio of San Diego, Texas, three sons, David (Ruben) Valerio of Alice, Texas, Michael (Christine) Valerio of Ben Bolt, Texas and Ted (Jessica) Valerio of Corpus Christi, Texas, two daughters, Sandra (Imelda) Valerio of Alice, Texas and Jessica Valerio of San Diego, Texas, seventeen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 5:00 p.m -9:00 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. the same evening. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church in San Diego. Burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery#2 in San Diego, Texas. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left on our website.
San Diego, Texas: Maria Oralia Salinas 72 years of age passed away on August 19, 2019 in a Corpus Christi Hospital surrounded by her family.
It was her way or the highway, she didn’t take anything from anybody and her head strong spirit will always remind us who was in charge. Our beautiful matriarch had the answers to everything, an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on. Her strength and poise were well-known and respected by all. Maria Oralia Salinas, retired as a Financial Director with San Diego Independent School District after 35 years of service. She spent time with all her grandchildren. She returned to work as an election deputy for Duval County for 14 years. In her spare time she watched her Hallmark movies spent time with her family and always loved a trip to Golden Corral. She was a devout Catholic, lifetime parishioner of St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church where she served the Lord as a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and enjoyed more than 10 years in the Charismatic prayer group at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was a member of the Duval County Rotary Club. Above all hats, the best she wore was being a loving and devoted daughter, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and a friend to all.
Preceded in death by her parents Rosalio and Emma Camarillo, infant sister Margarita Camarillo, sister Emma Garza, father of her children Ubence Salinas Jr. Surviving are her children Roberto U. (Melissa) Salinas of San Diego and Gracie Salinas of Alice, two brothers Hector Camarillo Sr. of Houston and Domingo (Vilma) Camarillo of College Station, three sisters Gloria Hall of Houston, Margarita C. (Eulogio) Gonzalez of Freer, Rosalinda Guerrero of Boerne, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 4 p.m. with a Rosary recited that same evening at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church and burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left on our website: www.mauropgarcia.com
Sgt. Jose Luis Pena Jr. (Louie) was born on April 27, 1979 in San Diego, Tx. to Hermelinda G. Pena and Jose Luis Pena, Sr. He passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 at his residence in Houston, Texas. Louie was 40 years old. Louie was a 1997 Benavides High School graduate. After graduating he attended Del Mar College where he received his EMT/CNA Certification and Pre-Req. Shortly after, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 2000-2008. He was an Army 1st Battalion, 1st 133rd Field Artillery E/5 Sargent, with 2 tours to Iraq and Kuwait. 2001-2005 he worked for Gold Star EMS as an EMT/FTO where he helped with patient care and trained medics to made sure they were up to date on all skills. 2008-2010 he worked for Access Ambulance Service as an EMT/Dispatcher where he was trained for all patient care, employee scheduling and dispatch manager over communication. 2010-2012 he then went to work for Coastal EMS as an EMT/Dispatcher doing the same type of work. 2012- 2019 he worked at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center as a Health Technician. While having a full-time job he managed to get his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Accounting from DeVry University even making the Deans list.
Louie was loved by everyone, he always had a smile, always gave a helping hand and he had strong words of advice for anyone that came his way. He loved spending time with his parents at the ranch overseeing the cattle. He loved planning surprise parties for special occasions. Music, dancing and taking selfies were his passion but his family was his world he loved them dearly. His all-time favorite NFL football team were the Houston Texans, he had season tickets and never missed a home game. Louie will be greatly missed by all his family and friends but will never be forgotten.
He was preceded in death by his boys, Dexter and Buddy Pena. He is survived by his parents. his maternal grandmother, Dora N. Garcia of Concepcion, Texas, one brother, Robert Daniel Garza of Benavides, Texas, four sisters, Melissa (Homero) Vasquez of Hebbronville, Texas, Hermelinda (Robert) Garza and Maria Isabel (Daniel) Gonzalez both of Benavides, Texas and Doris (Leonardo) Chapa of Laredo, Texas, His Best Friend, Thomas J. Andrews of Houston, Texas, His Baby Girl, Valentina Pena, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas located at 1016 East Gravis, San Diego, Texas 361-279-3213 with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Benavides, Texas. Burial will follow at the Benavides Cemetery in Benavides, Texas with Military Graveside services conducted by the United Veterans Burial Association of Alice, Texas. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
Lydia Rodriguez Benavides left this earth to be with the Lord on the afternoon of July 29, 2019 in Baytown, TX after battles with breast cancer, colon cancer, and other gradual health problems. She was surrounded by her family to her last days. Lydia was born on February 3, 1944 in Laredo, Texas, and was raised in Benavides, Texas along with five sisters and three brothers. After marrying her husband, Carlos Benavides in 1968, she moved to several other towns before spending the remainder of her life in Baytown, Texas where she raised her two sons Carlos Jr. and Flavio.
Lydia spent most of her life lovingly caring for other family members. She was known to be shy, but a very dedicated mother. She loved God and her family very much and showed by taking two-mile walks to church every Sunday, or to take her boys fishing. Lydia was compassionate, kind, forgiving, considerate, respectful, friendly, but most of all loved God, and she instilled those same values when raising her sons.
Despite health issues, Lydia enjoyed visiting family members in Alice, TX, San Diego, TX and Benavides, TX. She loved holding babies, looking at cute pictures of animals, and loved cake. She was proceeded in death by father, Luis Rodriguez, mother, Alicia Benavides Rodriguez, brothers, Flavio, Oscar and Joe Rodriguez, and sisters, Velia, baby Virginia and Helena Rodriguez. Lydia was survived by her husband, Carlos Sr., sons Carlos Jr. And Flavio Benavides, and sisters, Mary Smithwick, Elma Muehe, Virginia Pedez.
Visitation will begin on Friday August 16, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral of Alice 600 So. wright St. Alice, Texas , with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. that same evening.. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday August 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Services will conclude after the Funeral Mass. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. in charge of arrangements.
San Diego- Anita Longoria Rodriguez, 70 years of age passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in a San Antonio hospital. She worked as a Home Provider for several years and was also a homemaker. She enjoyed watching her Hallmark and Lifetime movies and enjoyed spending her time with her family especially her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and will be missed by all who knew her. Preceded in death by her parents Adelaido and Baudelia Longoria, brother Luis Angel Longoria and brother in law, Ignacio Luera Sr. Survivors include, six sons, Jesus Rodriguez Jr. (Elisa), Jonas Rodriguez (Rachel), both of San Diego, Texas, Joel Rodriguez (Roxanne), Alice, Texas, Jeremias Rodriguez, Luis Alberto Rodriguez, and Johnaton Rodriguez, all of San Diego, three daughters, Susana Lichtenberger (Omar), Sylviana Perez (Adrian Sr.) and Ruth A. Salinas, all of San Diego, Texas, two brothers, Adelaido "Eddie" Longoria and Rupert Longoria, both of San Diego, six sisters, Aida Luera, Viola Gonzalez, Esmeralda Maldonado, all of San Diego, Texas, Blasa Payam, Denver Colorado, Baudelia Rodriguez, San Diego, Texas and Margarita Trevino, Andrew Texas, 21 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Prayer Service @ 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego. Burial will follow at San Diego Cemetery No. 2. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be left on our website www.mauropgarcia.com
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