Maria Gonzalez Miranda

September 1, 1914July 5, 2018
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Maria Gonzalez Miranda passed away peacefully on July 5, 2018. Born September 1, 1914 in Edroy, TX to Valentin and Guadalupe Gonzalez. Married to Tiburcio Miranda for over 60 years, she was a loving, caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She gave her life to the Lord at a very young age and dedicated the rest of her life to serve and help family and friends. She dedicated an hour every day to prayer and praise asking God to bless and protect her loved ones naming each one by name. You never left her house without a kiss and a blessing. Maria was a member of Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church for 65 years where she made the most delicious tamales and beautiful quilts in company of all her beloved spiritual sisters. Survived by her, daughters, Lydia Adame, Connie Gutierrez, Maria Dominguez and Rosario (Juan) Zavala; son, Enrique Miranda and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her first husband Ventura Lopez; second husband, Tiburcio Miranda; son, Ventura Lopez Jr.; and daughters, Amelia Rodriguez, Beatrice Gonzales and Petra Balboa. Special thanks to Dr. Tang and staff for their care; to Sandra Baltierra of One at Home Care; to Anne Kingsberry, Laura Guerra, Anita Castaneda and Cheryl with Opus Hospice. Thanks to all family and friends for the food, gifts and special attention during this time, especially to Lydia Adame, Connie Gutierrez, Marvin & Mary Pivonka, Dolly Vela, & Diane Tamez for their time and love in caring for Grandma Maria. Visitation will be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service to be held at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Service will be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.


  • Valentin Gonzalez, Father
  • Guadalupe Gonzalez, Mother
  • Lydia Adame, Daughter
  • Connie Gutierrez, Daughter
  • Maria Dominguez, Daughter
  • Rosario (Juan) Zavala, Daughter
  • Enrique Miranda, Son
  • Ventura Lopez, First husband
  • Tiburcio Miranda, Second husband
  • Ventura Lopez Jr., Son
  • Amelia Rodriguez, Daughter
  • Beatrice Gonzales, Daughter
  • Petra Balboa, Daughter


  • Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Prayer Service Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Interment Monday, July 9, 2018

Maria Gonzalez Miranda

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Patricia Juarez

July 9, 2018

Mario Gutierrez

July 8, 2018

Thank you Gramma for being an example of love, laughter and prayer. You always took care of each one of your kids. GranKids and all... you stood for prayer.. remembered each one of us by name. We were important to you and you let us know.

May you enjoy the embrace of love of our God today and that we will daily strive to be the example in our lives like you did for 103 yrs.

We will miss you and your words. But mostly your tamales. And your hugs.

Love you always,

Your grandson

Mario Isaac (Marito)

Emma Gonzales

July 6, 2018

This beautiful and caring lady is now in Heaven. My Tia Maria was a Special lady that always put her faith in God, in first place.
My special memory of her was that she never made a promise she wouldn't keep.
When my husband Joe passed twelve years ago, she had made him a promise. We had visited her in Corpus and we asked her if she still made tamales. She responded, of course I do. So he asked her in a joke fashion. When will you make some for me.? She replied, how about Christmas time?
This visit was around early November. Well, my husband had a heart attack on December 15th shortly after our visit.
My Tia Maria made good with her promise and brought her tamales to my husband's funeral services in San Antonio.
My Tia Maria was a rare gem that lived life to the fullest. She will be dearly missed and I will always cherish her prayers and special blessings. May she RIP.😘