Fernando L. Riojas Jr.

Fernando L. Riojas Jr.

Fernando L. Riojas Jr., 94, of Uvalde, died Sept. 10, 2019, in Uvalde.

Riojas was born July 20, 1925, in Uvalde to Juanita Longoria and Fernando Riojas Sr.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Thelma S. Riojas; two brothers, Jesus Riojas and Ernesto Riojas; and two sisters, Elodia Soto and Frances Rodriguez.

He is survived by his two sons, Ruben Mata and wife, Maria, of San Antonio, and Andre Riojas of Houston; two daughters, Carrie Mata and husband, Ruben, of Levelland, and Rebecca Cruz of Uvalde; brother Gilberto Riojas, of Uvalde; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

A visitation was held on Thursday, from noon to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home.

A recitation of a rosary was held on Thursday at 7 p.m., also at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home.

A mass of Christian burial was held on Friday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery.



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