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Linda (Rendon) Ornelas

Ornelas, 73

Linda (Rendon) Ornelas, 73, died on May 5, 2021. She was born in Pearsall to Trinidad “Trine” and Alicia Rendon.

Linda is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Oscar (Chavela) Cubriel and Eddie (Viola) Rendon, and sisters Susie (Chevo) Santos, and Diana Rendon.

She is survived by her husband Joe Ornelas Jr., daughter Stacy Ornelas Hajduk (Tony), son Joe “Jody” Ornelas III, grandchildren Ethan (Marina) and Erika, sister Gloria (Chuy) Gonzales, and brothers David Rendon, Bobby (Barbara) Rendon, Rick (Juanita) Rendon, and Tony (Nicky) Graham, several nieces and nephews, and other extended family members and friends.

She spent her career in education. She earned her master’s degree from Our Lady of The Lake University in San Antonio and gained many accreditations throughout her career. Linda taught in the Devine, Pearsall, and Harlandale School Districts. She taught everything from first grade to coaching cross country and track at Devine ISD.

She grew up in her hometown of Pearsall and performed in the band. She played softball for many years, rode horses, fished, hunted, and enjoyed dancing.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 13 from 2 to 9 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Pearsall. Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with interment to follow in Longview Cemetery.

Family is asking that anyone who wishes to attend the services to wear masks.

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Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pearsall.