Maria L. Esquivel
Maria de Lourdes Esquivel, 58, of Knippa died on Jan. 5, 2019, in Eagle Pass.
She was born on May 6, 1960, in Allende, Coahuila, Mexico, to Maria Concepcion Buentello and Celso Mario Villarreal.
She married Baldemar Esquivel on Sept. 9, 1978, in Allende, Coahuila, Mexico.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years; and her mother, both of Knippa; two sons, Baldemar Esquivel Jr. and wife, Laura, of Sabinal and Alonzo Esquivel and wife, Natalie Reyes, of Knippa; two sisters, Veronica Morales and Elizabeth Esquivel, both of Uvalde; eight brothers, Celso Mario Villarreal Jr., Juan Pablo Villarreal and Adan Villarreal, all of Knippa, Jose Alfredo Villarreal and Gerardo Villarreal, both of San Antonio, Julian Villarreal of Uvalde, and Rolando Villarreal and Oscar Villarreal, both of Houston; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father.
A prayer service was held on Monday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Templo Jehova Jireh in Knippa.
Pallbearers were Celso Mario Villarreal Jr., Juan Pablo Villarreal, Adan Villarreal, Jose Alfredo Villarreal, Gerardo Villarreal, Julian Villarreal, Rolando Villarreal and Oscar Villarreal.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com