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Maria Irma Olivares
December 24, 1936 ~ March 11, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Maria Irma Olivares, age 86, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, March 11, 2023 in Alice, Texas. She was born December 24, 1936 to Miguel Villalobos and Elisa P. Samaniego.
Irma was an active member of St Joseph Catholic Church serving as a lector, choir member and member of the Catholic Daughters. She also volunteered for St Joseph School in the cafeteria. She was an accomplished seamstress, cook and birthday cake maker. She was Co-Owner of Neff’s Plumbing Services. She was also an avid gardener. Never afraid of a challenge, she served her family with fierce devotion and love. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren with ice cream for breakfast, Barney and Full House videos.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.
Maria was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Antonio Nefi Olivares; brother, Miguel Villalobos and sister-in-law, Platina Villalobos.
She is survived by her children, Patricia (Joe) Flores of San Antonio, Tx, Mary (Ronnie) Montemayor of San Antonio, Tx, Antonio Nefi Olivares, Jr. (Pam) of McAllen, Tx and Michael (Elizabeth) Olivares of Arlington, Tx; eight grandchildren; brother, Elias Villalobos of Alice, Tx; caregiver, Sandra Amador; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E. Main St. Alice, Texas 78332. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 17, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rites of Christian Burial will follow at New Collins Cemetery.
Honored to serve as pallbearers will be Joe Flores, Ronnie Montemayor, Miguel Villalobos, Daniel Flores, Ryan Montemayor, Antonio Nefi Olivares, III, and Vance Paton.
Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 East Main Street, Alice, Texas.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.HolmgreenMortuaryInc.com and shared via Holmgreen Mortuary Facebook.