Angelita Velasquez

Angelita Velasquez, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Thursday, September 27, 2012, at 9:10 A.M., in the John Paul II Nursing Home in Kenedy, Texas, at the age of 94 years, 4 months and 1 day.

Angelita was born May 26, 1918, in Pawnee, Texas, the daughter of Jose G. Gonzales and Martha Saenz Gonzales. She married Ramon Velasquez and was devoted housewife. Angelita’s beloved husband, Ramon, preceded her in death on July 18, 1983.

Angelita is survived by her daughters, Josie Ramon, San Juanita Arenas and Maria Perez all of Kenedy, Texas; her sons, Ruben Velasquez of Kenedy, Texas, Raul Velasquez of Pawnee, Texas and Ramiero Velasquez of Kenedy, Texas; her sister, Amelia Escamilla of Falls City, Texas; her brothers, Jesus Gonzales and Lauro Gonzales both of Pawnee, Texas; and her 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Ms. Velasquez is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Eugenio and Pablo Gonzales.

Visitation was held Sunday, September 30, 2012, and a rosary was recited at 7:00 P.M., Sunday, in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Monday, October 1, 2012, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kenedy, with Rev. Norbert Herman officiating. Interment followed in the De Ntra Sra De Guadalupe Cemetery in Pawnee, Texas. Serving as pallbearers were Gilbert Perez, Mario Perez, Jon Garcia, Eduardo Sifuentez and Domingo Perez, Jr.