Maria Rivas Alaniz

Maria Rivas Alaniz, Age 92 of Pawnee, TX passed away January 5, 2023 in Karnes City, TX surrounded by her loving family.  Maria was born on July 31, 1930 in Runge, TX to the late Santos and Adela Resendez Rivas.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandchildren, aunt, sister, homemaker, member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and dear friend to many who will be greatly missed. 

She is preceded in death by her husband Santiago Alaniz; parents, Santos and Adela Resendez Rivas; daughter, Eva Ochoa; sister, Minerva Aguirre and brothers, Santos Rivas, Amado Rivas, Martin Rivas.

She is survived by her children, Guadalupe Velasquez and husband Raul of Pawnee, Margaret Camacho and husband Marcelo, Jr. of Pawnee, Adelita Camacho and husband Mariano of Beeville, Palmera Cases of San Antonio, Mary Helen Alaniz of San Antonio; Sons, Santiago Alaniz and wife Gloria of Lenz, Alonzo Alaniz of Pawnee, Martin Alaniz of Pawnee; sister, Carolina DeLeon of Beeville; 29 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.  

A Holy Rosary will be recited Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 9:30AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Ploch officiating.  Interment will follow in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Pawnee, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers: Raul Velasquez, Jr., Marcelo Camacho, III, Joseph Camacho, Christopher Ochoa, Matthew Alaniz, Martin Alaniz, Jr., Oscar Alaniz and Adolfo Aguirre, Jr.