SKIDMORE – Mrs. Elvira S. Puentes passed away in the comfort of her home in Skidmore, Texas on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. She was 85.
Elvira was born on January 20, 1936 in Skidmore to Jose and Maria Guadalupe (Salinas) Suniga. She married Esteban Puentes on July 22, 1956. She grew up in the Olmos Community all of her life and loved to spend time with her family and making memories. Elvira was a housewife for many years and loved to cook for her family, especially on Sundays, and worked with her husband tending to animals for many years.
She is preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; one daughter, Linda Marie Puentes and two sisters, Elida Perez and Maria Cirone.
She is survived by her husband, Esteban Puentes of Skidmore; one son, Jose Esteban Puentes of Skidmore; two daughters, Rebecca (Daniel) Gonzales and Bitsy P. (Benny, Jr) Chavarria both of Skidmore; four brothers, Henry (Renda) Suniga of Indiana, Daniel Suniga of Beeville, Joe Suniga and Bobby Suniga both of Skidmore; two sisters, Adela (Kerry) Glew of Florida and Sulema Suniga of Beeville. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at 8 am on Monday, Jan. 25, at Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 10:30 a.m with Deacon Roger Rosenbaum officiating. Interment will follow at the San Pedro Cemetery in Clareville, Texas.
Serving as pallbearers are Joseph Chavarria, Lawrence Glew, Ray Moron, Benito Perez, Jr., Adrian Neito and John Ramirez. Honorary pallbearers are Benny Chavarria, Jr., Danny Gonzales and John Cirone.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Larisa Rodriguez and Dr. Joseph Larakers for all your attentive care.
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