He was born in Three Rivers on Nov. 7, 1942, to Consuelo Flores Tanguma and Narciso Tanguma Sr. In February 1965, he married Enedina Pena in Three Rivers. He was a self-employed carpenter and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Domingo Tanguma and Martin F. Tanguma; and one sister, Diamantina Valadez.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Enedina Tanguma of Three Rivers; eight daughters, Irene (Tony) Smith of San Antonio, Susana (Charles) Webb of Garner, N.C., Debra (Jesus) Garza of George West, Sylvia Tanguma and Diana (Joe) Sotello, both of Campbellton, and Lorrie Ann Howard, Elena (David) Munoz, and Anna Marie (Noe) Gutierrez, all of Three Rivers; three sons, Leon Martinez of Three Rivers, Benjamin (Cindy) Tanguma of George West, and Narciso (Tonya) Tanguma III of Hartselle, Ala.; 28 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Abelina (Erasmo) Moya of Three Rivers, and Connie (Roland) Martinez of Casa Grande, Ariz.; one brother, Erasmo (Janie) Tanguma of Victoria; one sister-in-law, Elena Tanguma of Oxnard, Calif.; and one brother-in-law, Santos Valadez of Calliham.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Galloway & Sons chapel in Three Rivers. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. that same evening at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Three Rivers. Funeral Mass was celebrated there at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) with Father Ryszard Zielinski officiating. Burial followed in Three Rivers Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Eliseo Perez Jr., Orlando Soliz, Eric Garza, Brandon Gutierrez, Bryan Garza, Xavier Salazar, Augustin Eloy Sanchez Jr. and Joseph Sotello. Honorary pallbearers were Martin Tanguma Jr., Erasmo Moya Jr. and Santos Valadez Jr.
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