Maria De La Luz Silva Rodriguez, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 in Alice, TX. She was born in Kingsville, TX on February 27, 1930 to Modesto Silva and Inez Alba Silva.
Maria loved listening to Tejano music; she and Lalo enjoyed dancing throughout their marriage. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending family reunions, having garage sales, and watching the Johnny Canales Show and Domingo Live. She loved and frequently dined at Dena’s Restaurant.
Maria worked in the retail industry having been employed at department stores such as, JC Penny’s, Levines, and Charm Delight. She was a lady that was full of grace and everyone instantly loved her when they met her. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Abelardo “Lalo” G. Rodriguez; parents, Modesto and Inez Silva; siblings, Carmen Alba Trevino, Bernardo Trevino, Teresa T. Mallet, Alicia S. Torres, Efrain Silva, and Teresa Mallet.
Maria is survived by her children, Maria Inez “Nay” R. (Ramiro) Guerra of Arlington, TX, Bernalda “Bennie” R. (Joe) Aguilar of San Antonio, TX, Normalinda R. (Martin) Gomez, of Alice, TX, Abelardo “Abel” (Elda) Rodriguez of Alice, TX, Jose Modesto “Joey” (Elena) Rodriguez of Buda, TX; brothers, Jose Angel (Irene) Silva of Alice, TX and Juan Manuel Cordova of Pasadena, TX; sisters, Frances S. (Venancio) Covarrubias of Carpentersville, IL, Grace C. Vasquez of Alice, TX; 19 grandchildren, Emilia L. (Tony) Vasquez, Ramiro Guerra Jr., Roel (Houng Phan) Guerra, Randy Guerra, Roxana (Steve) Errisuriz, Linda (Aaron) Farnon, Lisa (Mark) Solis, Jackie (Matt) Walker, Victoria (Jacob) Aguilar-Waits, John (Natalie) Aguilar, Erica Aguilar-Harral, Jessica Aguilar, Luz Marivel (Rudy) Salinas, Lisette Inez (Aaron Mehl) Rodriguez, Abelardo “Abel” (Aida) Rodriguez III, Alejandro “Alex” (Elizabeth) Rodriguez, Alberto “Albert” Rodriguez, Lucas Rodriguez, and Belen Rodriguez; 33 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, February 26, 2021 with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM at Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E. Main St, Alice, TX. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mass Celebrant, Father Chris Becerra. Christian Burial will follow at Roberson Collins Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 East Main Street, Alice, Texas.
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