MISSION – Melba Minerva Chapa, 75, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.
Mrs. Chapa was born in Mission on Dec. 9, 1941. She was employed with Access Esperanza (Planned Parenthood) for 41 years.
Survivors include her children, Sylvia Ann Guerra of McAllen, Adan Chapa III of Mission, Maria J. Salinas of Mission and Samuel Chapa of Mission, and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild
She was preceded in death by her husband, Adan Chapa Jr.; parents, Crescencio and Maria Luisa Villarreal; and brother, George Villarreal.
A funeral mass was held on Feb. 3 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Her remains were cremated.