Mrs. Rodriguez was born Nov. 4, 1947, in El Oso to Hilario and Hortencia Villarreal Chapa Jr. and worked for 25 years as an instructional paraprofessional at Roger E. Sides Elementary in Karnes City. She graduated from Pawnee High School
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Rodriguez; a granddaughter, Samantha Segura; brothers, Hilario (Sylvia) Chapa III and Carlos (Linda) Chapa; and two nieces and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonel “L.D.” Rodriguez, and her parents.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Jan. 23, at noon; a rosary was recited that evening at 7 o’clock in Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with Rev. Norbert Herman officiating.
Interment followed in the De Ntra Sra De Guadalupe Cemetery, Pawnee.
Pallbearers were Carlo Chapa, Edelmio Escamila, Jr., Jaun Chapa, Marco Villerreal, Epi Villerreal and Joe Villerreal.
Eckols Funeral Home Chapel