Felipe Alegria Jr.
November 23, 1935 – September 25, 2019
Felipe Alegria Jr., age 83, of Falfurrias, Texas entered into eternal rest on Wednesday September 25, 2019 in Falfurrias, Texas surrounded by children and grandchildren. He was born on November 23, 1935 to Jacinta Jimenez Alegria and Felipe Alegria Sr. in Sarita, Texas. He was true Cowboy who will go down as a legendary vaquero who worked at many ranches such as Kennedy, Santa Rosa, Encinitos, Cage and Mariposa and Jaboncillos Ranches. His sons also became vaqueros and still work at ranches today. People that knew him describe him as a fearless vaquero particularly when chasing wild cattle out of the brush, coincidently it once cost him a finger, like his father before him. Those who knew him experienced his kind heart and were all his “Primo.” He served as Grand Parade Marshall in 1986 and 2012 and Co-Parade Marshall with his brother in 2016. He will be greatly missed but greatly reminisced about for years to come. Felipe was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Cristelia Montalvo Alegria; brother, Guadalupe Alegria; sisters Teresa A. Silvas, Maria Elena A. Gonzales, and Matilde A. Rivera. He leaves behind to cherish his memories his daughter Celestina “Sally” (Erasmo) Garcia, sons Felipe (Cindy) Alegria III and Gilberto (Dominique) Alegria all of Falfurrias; brothers Jose Alegria of Kingsville and Alfredo Alegria of Falfurrias; sister Filomena Alegria Martinez of California; nine grandchildren Gina Garza, Michael Alegria, Omar Garza Jr., Alexandria Alegria Mejia, Kassandra Alegria Carrillo, Katrina Hinojosa, Roberto (Bobby) J. Garza, Gilbert Alegria and Felipe Alegria IV; nine great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard Williams in Falfurrias with Visitation beginning at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Falfurrias. Burial will follow at the Falfurrias Burial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FunerariaDelAngelHWilliams.com for the Alegria family.
- Visitation Friday, September 27, 2019
- Rosary Friday, September 27, 2019
- Visitation Saturday, September 28, 2019
- Funeral Mass Saturday, September 28, 2019
- Committal Service Saturday, September 28, 2019
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