Maria R. Elizondo, of Pearsall, died on Monday, November 25, 2019 at the age of 94. She was born in Devine on September 12, 1925 to Alfredo and Casimira Cabasos Rodriguez.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Pedro N. Elizondo Jr., and three brothers, Jose Rodriguez, Nicolas Rodriguez, and Pete Rodriguez.
She is survived by her children Teresa Guerra, Albert Elizondo, Jesse Elizondo, Raymond Elizondo, Frank Elizondo, Ruben Elizondo and Jo Ann Garcia, her brother, Fermin Rodriguez and sisters, Fidelia Longoria, Guadalupe Sanchez, Isabela Cubriel, Margarita Tonsul, eighteen grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
“Mamá”, as she was called by her family, was a homemaker who raised seven children while helping her father to farm and ranch to support the family. She was a devoted servant to the Lord.
Visitation was held on Friday, November 29 at the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel from 2 to 9 p.m. and a rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Pearsall. Interment followed at the Chilipitin family cemetery in Charlotte.
Pallbearers were Robert Elizondo, Thomas Elizondo, Rick Elizondo, John Paul Guerra, Raymond Elizondo, Jr., Andy Garcia, Edward Elizondo, and Jesse Elizondo Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Martha Elizondo Avalos, Amanda Guerra, Becky Elizondo, Kelly Garcia, and Cassondra Elizondo.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Hurley Funeral Home in Pearsall.