MISSION – Elma Villarreal Cruz, 86, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at her home in Mission.
Survivors include her daughters, Laura Vela and Maria Alvarez; siblings, Amalia Loya, Rosa Estrada and Adelaido Villarreal; 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a foster daughter, Isabel Gonzalez, and her four children and 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Juanita Acevedo; siblings, Maria Olivia Villarreal, Alberto Villarreal and Gregorio Villarreal.
A funeral service was held on March 7 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Ojo de Agua Cemetery in Abram.
Girbrian Acevedo, Juan Rendon, Ramiro Perez, Aldo Alvarado, Luis Reyna and Hector Guzman served as pallbearers, with Major Efrain Reyna Jr. and Ruben Alvarez Jr. as honorary pallbearers.