Antonia R. Valdez
Antonia R. Valdez, 77, of Uvalde died on Dec. 15, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico, to Maria Elena (Molina) and Melquiades Reyna.
She married Roberto Valdez on Oct. 6, 1984, in Uvalde.
Valdez is survived by four daughters, Enriqueta Gonzales and husband, Martin, of New Braunfels, Martha Ruiz and husband, Alfredo and Maria Elena Esparza, all of Uvalde, Norma Varela and husband, Javier, of Fort Worth; two sons, Jesus Esparza and wife, Sylvia, and David Esparza, both of Uvalde; one sister, Rosa Elena Gomez of Uvalde; 20 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister, Eloisa Costilla; and one brother, Guillermo Rodriquez.
A rosary was recited on Monday and again on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles.
Funeral services were held yesterday at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Martin Gonzales Jr., Tony Gonzales, David Chapa Jr., Julio Cesar Esparza, Jesus Esparza Jr., Joe Esparza, David Esparza Jr., Alfredo Ruiz Jr., Roberto Ruiz, Aaron Varela, Martin Gonzales, Alfredo Ruiz, Jesus Esparza, David Esparza and Alonso Barrientos.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com