Sally (Lawson) Villegas

February 26, 1957 ~ June 4, 2019 (age 62)


Sally Lawson Villegas passed away on June 4, 2019, at the age of 62, following a long illness.  

She was born on February 26, 1957, to Kathryn Lucille Tiller Lawson and Donald Edwin (Buddy) Lawson in Alice, Texas.  

Her parents preceded her in death. She is the granddaughter of Allen Deana (Sally) Jones Tiller and William Clyde Tiller who also preceded her in death.  

Sally is survived by husband Tony Villegas of Alice, Texas; her children, Matthew Hunter Villegas of Alice, Texas and Kathryn “Katie” Villegas Shelgren and her husband Cameron Shelgren of Prosper, Texas; her brother, Donald E. Lawson, Jr. and his wife Sharon C. Lawson of Fredericksburg, Texas. Sally loved being Grandma to her four beautiful grandchildren, Wyatt Daniel Villegas, Jaimison Cole Villegas, Allyn Deana Shelgren, and Lawson Kate Shelgren.  

For over forty years, Sally enjoyed her career as respiratory therapist. Her patients and coworkers held a special place in her heart.  Following her years in the medical community, Sally spent her days on the ranch, enjoying evenings on the patio with Tony, friends, a glass of wine and good music.  She also loved her dogs…and living on a ranch, Sally and Tony could have a pack of precious pups of all stripes and sizes. 

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2019, with Family Receiving Friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019, at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Dale White officiating. Interment will follow at Alice Cemetery.

Pall Bearers are Michael Lawson (nephew), David Lawson (nephew), Scott Cope (friend), Gerard Heffner (friend), Gilbert Rodriguez (friend), and Michael Hadden (friend).

In lieu of flowers, memories may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or donate online at

Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E. Main St., Alice, Texas.

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June 9, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel
2061 E. Main St.
Alice, TX 78332

Funeral Service
June 10, 2019

10:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
111 N. Adams St.
Alice, TX 78332

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