MISSION – Maria Evelia Olivares, 73, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
Mrs. Olivares was a lifetime resident of Mission. She was employed with J.C. Penny’s and Gordon Jewelers during her working career. She served as a catechism instructor, beginning at age 15, at St. John of the Fields Catholic Church in Mission.
She is survived by her children, Cynthia Perez and Osvaldo J. Morales III; siblings, Minerva Lopez, Sylvia Pedraza, Nydia Rios, and Norma Olivares; and six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Heraclio Y. and Petra R. Olivares, and sister, Norma Olivares.
A funeral mass was held on June 16 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen.