MISSION – Juanita Alonzo, 78, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Amara Hospice in Edinburg.
Mrs. Alonzo was born Sept. 19, 1937, in Mexico to the late Fidel and Esperanza Fuente Mendez.
Survivors include her children, Juan Alonzo, Ricarda Alonzo, Elpidio Alonzo Jr., Sylvia Knight, Juanita Gloria Alonzo, Pedro Alonzo, Rosalinda Alonzo, Elizabeth Alonzo, Alfredo Alonzo, Josefina Alonzo, Jesus Alonzo, Martin Alonzo and Anita Alonzo; siblings, Lupe Mendez, Agustina Padilla, Alvino Mendez, Antonio Puente and Francisco Mendez; and 35 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elpidio Avila Alonzo, and children, Josefina Alonzo, Alfredo Alonzo and Enrique Alonzo.
A funeral mass was held on April 8 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Catholic Cemetery in Mission.