MISSION – Aurora H. Longoria, 92, passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.
Mrs. Longoria was born in Mission on Aug. 12, 1924, to Amador Sr. and Aurora Hinojosa. She attended Mission schools and graduated from Mission High School in 1942. In 1945, she married Joe Longoria, Sr. and raised four children in Elsa. While living in Elsa, she was a Head Start director, Cub Scout leader and a homemaker. They moved their family to Mission in 1968 where she was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
Survivors include her children, Joe Longoria Jr., David Longoria Sr., Raymond Longoria and Lillian Ochoa; siblings, Amador Hinojosa Jr. and Aaron Hinojosa; and 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sister, Viola Theis.
A funeral service was held on Jan. 6 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Michael Longoria, Eric Longoria, Bobby Longoria, David Longoria, Daniel Longoria and Jacob Longoria. Honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters, Melissa Roth, Stephanie Longoria, Stacie Carrier and Christina Ochoa.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.