Pauline Melchor

January 26, 1952March 6, 2018
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On March 6, 2018, Pauline P. Melchor entered into eternal rest. She took a last, peaceful breath and fell into the arms of Jesus. Heaven truly gained a beautiful and loving Angel. Victory is yours “Polly” and oh the fight you fought.

Pauline was born on January 26, 1952, to Manuel and Patrocinia Perales of Flatonia, Texas. She attended and graduated from Flatonia High School with the class of 1970. Polly treasured her many years in the Head Start program in Waelder and the surrounding area. She later was employed as the Librarian with the City of Waelder, where she continued to touch the lives of many children. This was one of her greatest joys and a true blessing in her life. Pauline was an extremely talented seamstress. She enjoyed crafting with family and friends and volunteering to help anyone was a passion of hers. She was an active member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Ladies Club. Nothing pleased her more than to entertain family and friends and her carrot cake will certainly be a part of her legacy.

She leaves behind her beloved husband, Oscar Melchor, of 46 years; their son Carlo Adam and wife, Christina, of Gonzales, Texas, and their daughter, Jennifer Marie and husband, Donny Carroll, of Victoria, Texas, and 10 grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers George Contreras (Gloria) of Houston, Mike Perales (Nancy) of Flatonia, Johnny Perales (Dottie) of Praha and sisters Jane Robichaud (David) of Katy, Guadalupe Ramirez of Oregon, Tommie Orosco (Felipe) of Flatonia and Beatrice Ramirez (Sam) of Katy, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends and others whose lives Pauline touched. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Basilio Perales and Isidro Contreras.

Memorial gifts may be made to The Heights of Gonzales, Texas, c/o Activities Dept., or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Waelder, Texas.

Pallbearers: Felipe Bracamontes, Mario Perales, Derek Perales, Alan Mendez, Chavel Melchor, Chris Garcia, David Melchor and Donny J. Carroll. Honorary Pallbearer: Margaret Melchor

Visitation is scheduled for 12:00pm Monday, March 12, 2018 with a rosary following at 7:00pm at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will take place at 10:00am Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Waelder. Burial will follow at the Waelder Community Cemetery.

Words of comfort can be expressed online at - Smith Funeral Home 128 East 5th St. Flatonia, Texas 78941 (361) 865-3311 -


  • Manuel Perales, Father
  • Patrocinia Cedillo Perales, Mother
  • Isidro Contreras, Brother
  • George Contreras, Brother
  • Gloria Contreras, Sister-in-law
  • Basilio Perales, Brother
  • Mike Perales, Brother
  • Nancy Perales, Sister-in-law
  • Johnny Perales, Brother
  • Dottie Perales, Sister-in-law
  • Jane Robichaud, Sister
  • David Robichaud, Brother-in-law
  • Guadalupe Ramirez, Sister
  • Tommie Orosco, Sister
  • Felipe Orosco, Brother-in-law
  • Beatrice Ramirez, Sister
  • Sam Ramirez, Brother-in-law
  • Oscar Melchor, Husband
  • Carlo Adam, Son
  • Christina Adam, Daughter-in-law
  • Jennifer Marie, Daughter
  • Donny Carroll, Son-in-law
  • Mrs. Melchor also leaves ten grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends to cherish her memory.

  • Felipe Bracamontes, Pallbearer
  • Mario Perales, Pallbearer
  • Derek Perales, Pallbearer
  • Alan Mendez, Pallbearer
  • Chavel Melchor, Pallbearer
  • Chris Garcia, Pallbearer
  • David Melchor, Pallbearer
  • Donny J. Carroll, Pallbearer
  • Margaret Melchor, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Rosary Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Burial Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Pauline Melchor

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Joe Herrera

March 16, 2018

Condolences from my family to The Melchor Family.
Polly and I talked once, maybe twice. Although we had family in common, she and I were strangers.
That is,,until she started talking,,then at once I felt like I had been around her my entire life.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet Polly, I can only imagine how wonderful it was for
family and friends to be around her daily.
May Polly Rest in Peace

Joe R. Herrera

Esther Bursiaga

March 8, 2018

My deepest condolence to the Melchor and Perales Family ,,, Polly was a very sweet friend every time I came to Waelder , if she would see me in town, she would come up to me and say hello , I didn't see her often but she is going to be miss ,, Go in peace sweet Lady ,,,,,,, God welcome you into he's Holy land,,,,,, So sorry for your loss Oscar Melchor and family,,,,, RIP Polly