Hortencia Fernandez Rios

Hortencia Fernandez Rios, a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas, passed away surrounded by her family, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Floresville Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 64 years.

Hortencia was born in Karnes County, Texas, January 2, 1949, the daughter of Rosa Delgado Fernandez. She graduated high school and on December 5, 1969, married Juan F. Rios, Jr., in Runge, Texas. She worked as a medication aide at the Connally Unit Prison in Kenedy and was of the Catholic faith.

Hortencia is survived by her beloved husband of over 43 years, Juan Rios, Jr., of Kenedy; her daughter, Debra Ann Rios of Kenedy; her sons, David John Rios and wife Jannet of Tucson, Arizona and Julian Rene Rios and Sonia Cavazos of Laredo, Texas and her brother, Rudolfo Fernandez, also of Del Rio, Texas. Mrs. Rios is preceded in death by her mother and her sister, Janie Fernandez.

Visiation will be held, Friday, June 28, 2013 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, and rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M., Friday also in the funeral home chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, June 29, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Runge with Rev. Norbert Herman officiating. Interment will follow in the Runge Cemetery.