Mrs. Chapa was born Dec. 27, 1934, in Kingsville to Carlos and Jesusa Perez Ortegon. On Sept. 13, 1953, she married David Chapa in Kingsville. She was a master seamstress, a Guadalupana and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Olivia “Libby” Chapa of San Antonio and Odilia Shuttlesworth of Corpus Christi; sons, Armando Chapa of Buford, Georgia, Israel (Grace) Chapa of Victoria, David (Andrea) Chapa, Jr., of Seguin and Roy Rodriguez of Beeville; sisters, Euphemia DeLaRosa and Celestina Silguero, both of Kingsville; brothers, Carlos Ortegon Jr., Demetrio Ortegon, both of Kingsville; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Chapa Sr., on May 8, 2013; parents, Carlos and Jesusa Perez Ortegon; and brothers Fabian and Leandro Ortegon.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 10, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Herman officiating.
Interment followed in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Kenedy.