Eleanor Alcala Arguijo

March 16, 1935August 1, 2018

Eleanor Alcala Arguijo, was called by her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. She was born in Munday, Texas, March 16, 1935 to Samuel Alcala and Maria Teresa Alcala. She was the eldest of nine siblings, six brothers and two sisters.

Eleanor is survived by her daughters: Becky Arguijo, Dallas, Texas, Martha (Alberto) Escobedo, Houston, Texas; Debbie (Larry) Landry, The Woodlands, Texas; Irma (Fred) Arguijo-Rivera, Austin, Texas; son Daniel Arguijo, Jr., Houston, Texas; sisters: Martha (Jesse) Andrade, Munday, Texas; Bertha (Gene) Garcia, Childress, Texas; brothers: Fabian (Dora) Alcala, White Settlement, Texas; Pete (Connie) Alcala Sugarland, Texas; Joe (Gloria), Waxahachie, Texas; Jimmy (Chris) Alcala, Burleson, Texas; Sammy (Angie) Abilene, Texas; twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Eleanor married Daniel Arguijo M., the love of her life on November 7, 1953. Early in their marriage, Daniel was called into the ministry in the United Methodist Church serving in the Rio Grande Conference. For over four decades they were appointed and served nine churches throughout Texas. Eleanor played a vital role in the ministry as a pastor’s wife, where she was active in each church appointment and serving on various committees. She particularly enjoyed singing in the choir, participating in the Mujeres Metodistas Unidas (United Methodist Women) and teaching Sunday School. She served on the Rio Grande Conference Hospitality Committee for the Pastors’ Wives for many years.

Eleanor’s genuinely friendly disposition allowed her to work well with children and with the elderly. She began her career working as a teacher’s assistant and working with the elderly in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

For the last fourteen years, Eleanor resided in Georgetown, Texas in the Sun City community. She was an active member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. She was a co-founder of her neighborhood Prayer Warrior’s Group. In addition she participated in the Red Hat Society and the Sun City Latina Group.

Eleanor’s passions included her love of music, her favorite artists included Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and gospel music. Eleanor was gifted with a green thumb and almost anything she touched bloomed and blossomed. She also enjoyed reading, journaling, ceramics, and sewing. She was especially talented with embroidering and created beautiful handiwork. Eleanor’s greatest joy was the time spent with friends and family. She loved listening to karaoke, dancing, attending plays and going to the movies.

Eleanor was a faithful and devoted disciple and servant of God. Her strong faith and beliefs touched the lives of many. Her legacy will continue in her family and all whose path she crossed. We are assured that she is rejoicing in her heavenly home with those that went before her.

Eleanor is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Arguijo M., her parents, Samuel and Maria Teresa Alcala, and brother Ignacio (Nacho) Alcala.

The family would like to thank and extend their gratitude to the health professionals and doctors who provided medical care at Seton Hospitals in Austin and Round Rock, Austin Regional Clinic, Hermann Memorial Hospital in The Woodlands, and Texas Home Health Care. A special mention also goes to Faith in Action and Visiting Angels, Meals On Wheels, and the Area Agency on Aging. Their services and assistance was invaluable to our family.

The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a prayer service to begin at 7:00 PM, at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown, Texas. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 1:00 PM at First United Methodist Church Georgetown, located at 410 E. University Ave, Georgetown, Texas. Interment will immediately follow at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home at 6300 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin, Texas 78749.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Prayer Service Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Eleanor Alcala Arguijo

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Micaela Arguijo

August 9, 2018

Granny, my sweet angel. My source of happiness. The light of my life. The times we spent together I will always cherish. My earliest memory was of you making me happy when I was sad. We laughed and laughed. You could always make me smile again even in the moments I felt I couldn’t. You showed me how to be kind, how to love, and how to be strong. I wish you were here to hold my hand and make me laugh. And though it is very hard for me it eases me to I know that you’re with Papo now. And I’m grateful to have had you as my grannie, even for this short moment of time it was a precious gift that I’ll hold onto for eternity. I’ll miss you here on earth but you will watch over all of us from Heaven. You will be with us in our hearts, in our minds, and in the memories we share. I held a bond with you that was so strong it will bring us back together one day. But for now I will live on with the example you set and an unending love for you. Until we meet again, my sweet angel, until we meet again.

Yvette Cantu

August 7, 2018

Our condolences to your family. Our prayers are with you all. What a beautiful journey she has walked with a loving family by her side.

Albert , Yvette & Spencer Cantu

Kathy Downs

August 5, 2018

I remember 'None' to be the most generous and loving person in the world. We shared many years together as family; and memories of her and the wonderful Alcala Family will never be forgotten. God's strength and comfort for all the family. She's singing with the angels, what a wonderful testament!!


August 5, 2018

Hermana Arguijo was so special to many people. I LOVED her smile & big heart. She was a true testament to her family & all who knew her. To the Arguijo family as a are in my thoughts & PRAYERS.

Mary Loera Hickman

August 5, 2018

Eleanor was one of my mother’s good friends at Sun City. She will miss talking and visiting with her. She remembers her as sweet and loving friend. May she Rest In Peace and may her family find peace and comfort that she is now in the presence of our Lord. Prayers and hugs to the family.
Anna Loera Stewart
Mary Loera Hickman

Graciela Nieto

August 4, 2018

Eleonor was one of my best friends when I lived In Sun City and we continue our friendship the last four years when I moved to Florida via phone. I am going to miss chatting with her. I enjoyed listening to her stories about her loving family and her visits to see her children and family.

Mary Jane Gomez

August 4, 2018

It's the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you'll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles.
Know that you and your family will be in my prayers,
Mary Jane Gomez