Mary Alice (Gamez) Chapa

October 13, 1951 ~ April 16, 2021 (age 69)


Mary Alice Chapa, age 69, passed away peacefully at her home with her daughter and husband at her side, on Friday, April 16, 2021 in Alice, TX.  She was born on October 13, 1951 in Three Rivers, TX to Alfonso Gamez and Elma Perez Gamez.

Mary married the love of her life, Abel, on September 18, 1971, in Alice at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was very devoted to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church as she held her faith close to her heart. She loved listening to music, dancing, playing pool, bowling, and attending concerts. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfonso and Elma P. Gamez and son, Abel Chapa II; brothers, Arnulfo “Nufe” Gamez, Rodolfo “Rudy” Gamez; and nephew, Rodolfo “Rudy” Gamez, Jr.

Mary will be lovingly remembered by her loving husband of 50 years, Abel Longoria Chapa of Alice, TX; daughter, Elma Chapa of San Antonio, TX; granddaughters, Cassandra Chapa and A’Lanna Christine Martinez both of
San Antonio, TX; and sister, Elva Chapa of Alice, TX.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 20, 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 Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Mass Celebrant, Monsignor Leonard Pivonka. A Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 AM Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Sunset Cemetery located at1701 Austin Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78218 .

The Chapa family would like to express how grateful they are for her granddaughter, A’Lanna and niece/goddaughter, Michelle Chapa for the loving care and compassion they extended to Mary during her illness. Thank You for generously giving your time and showing your love to her. Your thoughtfulness did not go unnoticed.

Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 East Main Street, Alice, Texas.

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April 20, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Holmgreen Mortuary
2061 E. Main
Alice, TX 78332

Holy Rosary
April 20, 2021

7:00 PM
Holmgreen Mortuary
2061 E. Main
Alice, TX 78332

Funeral Mass
April 21, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church
603 E. Fifth St.
Alice, TX 78332

Christian Burial
April 22, 2021

Sunset Cemetery
1701 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78218

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