She was born on July 9, 1971 in Karnes City.
Survivors include her husband, Margarito Villanueva, Jr. of Runge; daughter, Ashley Alaniz of Runge; son, Domingo (Megan) Alaniz of Runge; son, Christopher Alaniz of Runge; daughter, Jessica Alaniz of Runge; daughter, Cameran Alaniz of Runge; step-son, Joshua Salinas of Runge; parents, Jose Ortiz and Modesta Barrientez; sisters, Sandra (James) Bunch, Sarina (Hector) Mendoza, Dolores Barrientez, Samantha Ortiz, Marie Ortiz and Terry Ortiz; and five grandchildren, Anthony, Anastasia, Ayden, Jesslynn and Danny.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ramon Barrientez; her paternal grandparents, Marcos and Luz Barrientez; and by her maternal grandparents, Juan and Florencia Cantu.
Visitation began Sunday, Jan. 12 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church beginning at 5 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. that evening at the church.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. at St. Cornelius Catholic Church with Father Stanislaw Marciniak officiating.
Burial followed in the Karnes City Latin Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dwayne Villanueva, Eddie Salas, Danny O’balle, Alfie Gonzales, Jeremy Rodriguez, Eric Gutierrez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez and James Mendoza. Honorary pallbearers were Pablo Cruz, Christopher Alaniz and Domingo Alaniz, III. Arrangements entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home.