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ALTON – Maria Santos Alaniz, 85, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2012, at The Comfort House in McAllen

She was an active member of Liberty Temple Church since 1982.

Survivors include her daughters, Irene Cudnik of Marquette, MI, Juanita Villarreal of Pharr, Yolanda Martin of Sharyland, and Yvonne Ortiz of Mission; and 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Roberto Alaniz; son, Jesse Alaniz; and several brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 21, from 1 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mission. The funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, at 1 p.m. at Liberty Temple Church, 320 E. El Dora Rd., in Pharr. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen.

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