Thomas “Beaver” Villanueva, Jr.

Thomas Villanueva, Jr., entered eternal rest, Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 4:45 A.M., at Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy, Texas, at the age of 61.

“Beaver” as he was called by all those that knew him, was born January 26, 1952, in Kenedy, Texas, the son of Tomas Cervantes Villanueva, Sr., and Rafaela Garcia Villanueva. He worked for America Tec in Chicago and Los Angeles where he retired after many years of work. Mr. Villanueva was of the Catholic faith.

Beaver is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Angelita Cardoza. He is survived by his sisters, Angelica “Kela” Garza of Kenedy, Mary Carizalez of Beeville and Irene Garcia of Port Lavaca; and his brother, Candido Villanueva of Kenedy.

Visitation will begin, Sunday, February 3, 2013, in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M., in the Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated, Monday, February 4, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Stanislaw Marciniak, officiating. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery, Kenedy, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be Connie Garza, Edward Garza, John Garza, James Garza, Dwayne Garza, Ascension Carizalez and Thomas Villanueva. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all of Beavers friends.