She was born June 20, 1920, in San Benito to Juan and Refugia Perez Sandoval.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfredo Vela; one son, Roberto Vela; and one foster son, Sammy Kelley.
Survivors include two daughters, Genevieve Cisneros and Esther Vela, both of Refugio; one brother, Salvador Sandoval of Refugio; one foster son (nephew), Jerry Kelley of Corpus Christi; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, at Moore Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 2, at St. James Catholic Church. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Armando Del Moral, Allen Ford, James Patrick Perez, Joe Henry Cordova, Dylan Anzaldua, Jesse Cordova Jr.
Honorary pallbearer was J.T. Moya.