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Maria Nieves (Mary Snow) Elizondo Maldonado


Maria Nieves (Mary Snow) Elizondo Maldonado, 74, of Pearsall, died on December 2, 2021 surrounded by her children and family. She was born in Derby on February 16, 1947 to Desiderio G. Elizondo Sr. and Guadalupe S. Elizondo.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Antonio C. Maldonado and siblings Lorenza S. Elizondo, Jose Luis Elizondo, Julio S. Elizondo and Juan S. Elizondo.

Mary Snow is survived by her children Arlene F. Coury (Dennis), Audrey A. Gonzales (Humberto ‘Humby’ Gonzales II), Anthony T. Maldonado (Amy Aranda), siblings Estella S. Elizondo, Maria E. Robledo, Alicia E. Schreiber, Desiderio S. Elizondo Jr., Diamantina Elizondo-Siller, Alamar E. Grander and Edwardo S. Elizondo, her grandchildren Camaran S. Perez (Shavonna Secatero), Autumn S. Dufner (Corey Dufner), Caleb L. Gonzales (Amber Gonzales), Joshua W. Gonzales, Krystal M. Gonzales, Nikita W. Coury, Anthony Tyler Maldonado, Aiden S. Maldonado, her great-grandchildren Camden O. Dufner, Anua S. Perez, Christopher R. Dufner, and Makenna A. Gonzales.

Mary Snow, known as Grandma the Teacher, attended the University of Texas in San Antonio and graduated in May of 1987. She retired after working over 30 years for Pearsall ISD.

After retiring, she enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, attending football games to watch former students perform, walking and reading.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 10 at 9 a.m. with a chapel service at 10 a.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Services will conclude at the funeral home.

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