OBIT – Elpidia Cantu

MISSION – Elpidia M. Cantu, 80, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.

A native of Havana, Mrs. Cantu was a lifelong resident of Mission.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Manuel Cantu Jr.; daughters, Rosalinda Cantu, Senaida Zamora, Amalia Villarreal, Consuelo Munoz, Elpidia Herrera and Hermelinda Meza; sister, Beatriz Saenz; and 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Desiderio and Hermelinda Moreno; siblings, Mauro and Nieves Moreno and Maria Ramirez; grandchildren, Manuel and Matthew Zamora; and great-grandchild, Madelyn Cantu.

A funeral mass was held on Aug. 9 at St. Mary Magadalene Catholic Church in Abram. Burial followed San Jose Cemetery in Abram.

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