Maria Elva Villarreal Gonzales
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Maria Elva Villarreal Gonzales, 94, of Coy City, Texas, died Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012 at the Karnes City Health and Rehab Center.

She was born Dec. 24, 1917 in Elsa, Texas, to Pedro Villarreal and Elvira Velasquez Villarreal. She was a homemaker and attended St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City.

Survivors include daughters, Elvira Cruz and husband Joe, Elena Rocha and husband Lupe and Santos Rodriguez; sons, Pedro Gonzales, Sr., and wife Mary, Carlos Gonzales and wife Lynette, Rosendo Gonzales and Gregorio Gonzales and wife Sulema; 43 grandchildren; 90 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gregorio G. Gonzales; two daughters; two sons; two sisters; and three brothers.

A rosary was recited at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, Apr. 1, 2012 at Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, April 2, 2012 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City with Rev. Stanislaw Marciniak officiating. Burial followed in the Nell Cemetery, near Pawnee, Texas.

Pallbearers were Gregorio Gonzales, III, Rolando Reyna, Tyler Flores, Dolores Rodriguez, Jr., Benny Gonzales, Jr., Billy Rocha, Sammy Gonzales and Daniel Ray Gonzales. Honorary Pallbearers were Joe Cruz, Jr., Lupe Rocha, Jr., Manuel Rocha, Amado Cruz and Arturo Cruz.

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