She was born in Alice on Feb. 11, 1935, to Jose and Silveria (De La Garza) Ruiz. She married Esteban Alaniz on July 25, 1950, in George West. She was owner of El Comedor Restaurant in George West and was a member of St. George Catholic Church.
Mrs. Alaniz was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Esteban Alaniz Sr.; a brother, Santos Ruiz; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Alaniz.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Alaniz, Esteban (Elvira) Alaniz and Martin (Sonia Chin) Alaniz, all of George West; three brothers, Marcos Ruiz of Corpus Christi, Ramon (Mary) Ruiz and Rosendo (Yolanda) Ruiz, all of George West; two sisters, Virginia (Raul) Garcia of Three Rivers and Elodia (Obidio) Chapa of George West; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Sunday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Galloway & Sons chapel in George West. A rosary will be recited at 7 o’clock that evening at St. George Catholic Church.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated there at 10 a.m. Monday, with Father George Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at St. George Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Nicholas Alaniz, Samuel Alaniz, Aharon Alaniz, Esteban Alaniz III, Christopher P. Alaniz, Robert Lee Alaniz and Robert Alaniz II.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home, Three Rivers