Sotero Marroquin Galvan Sr., 91, of Cotulla died on January 16, 2022. He was born on October 7, 1930 in Vila Hidalgo Coahuila, Mexico to Bernardina G. and Sotero M. Galvan.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Nicolasa S. Marroquin and son, Joe Marroquin.
Sotero is survived by his children Rosa (Raymundo) Camacho, Gloria (Rafael) Monzon, Veronica (Roberto) Perez, Sotero (Anna) Marroquin Jr., and Olga Marroquin, 11 grandchildren Christy Alvardo, Roberto Perez Jr., Khloe Marroquin, Bianca Muriel, Vanessa Sanchez, Valerie Perez, Joe Marroquin, Raul Muriel III, Sotero Miguel Marroquin, David Ryan Perez and Dakotah Marroquin, 10 great-grandchildren Elijah Bryant, Maddison Rios, Derrick Gonzalez, Haylee Muriel, Diego Sanchez, Kylie Martinez, Andrea Gonzalez, Rylee Muriel, Ava Marroquin, Mya Marroquin, Owen Marroquin, Nico Martinez and Lucca Marroquin, sister Maria Olga M. Garza and numerous nephews and nieces.
Sotero married the love of his life in Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas, Mexico in 1961 and then moved the family to Texas. He worked on the Briscoe Ranch in Catarina from 1961 to 1962, as a ranch hand. He then relocated his family to Fowlerton where he would become the ranch foreman of Galinda Ranch. This is where his family would call home for the next 27 years. He enjoyed living on a ranch, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding. In 1990 he retired as ranch foreman. He and his wife made their last move to Cotulla where he would live out the rest of his life.
Visitation was held on Saturday, January 22 at Peters Funeral Home from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 22 at Peters Funeral Home. Interment followed at the Cotulla East Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Raul, Muriel III, David Ryan Perez, Dakotah Marroquin, Joe Matthew Marroquin, Robert Perez Jr., Miguel Sotero Marroquin and Honorary Pallbearer was Elijah Bryant.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Peters Funeral Home, Cotulla.