2009-06-10 / Obituaries


LYFORD - Maria D. Quintanilla, 77, passed away early Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, TX.

Maria was born on August 21, 1931 to Rito Dominguez and Maria de Jesus Rodriguez Dominguez in Castaños, Coahuila, Mexico.

Her husband, Robert Quintanilla, preceded her in death, as well as her only son, Rogelio Quintanilla and her parents.

Survivors include four daughters: Elena (Hector) Garcia of Brownsville, TX, Rosa Elia (Ruben) Salazar of Houston, TX, Adela Garcia of Los Fresnos, TX and Olga (Benito) Estrada of Lyford, TX. She is also survived by her brothers: Leopoldo and Juan Dominguez, both living in Mexico. Six grandchildren are left with fond memories of their grandma "Guelita" to cherish.

In honoring her wish, Maria was cremated and a memorial service was held at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Hernandez Funeral Home in Raymondville.

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