Hector Torres Ponce De Leon Sr.
December 13, 1928 – October 2, 2019
Hector Torres Ponce De Leon, Sr. was reunited with his “honey/viejita” Amalia, in the Kingdom of Heaven on October 2nd, 2019. Hector was born in Houston, Texas on December 13, 1928. Hector was a proud civil servant for 35 years retiring from the City of Houston Parks Department. Hector retired as the Greenskeeper Supervisor at Hermann Park Golf Course. Hector was a proud native Houstonian and American. Dad instilled in his children a sense of responsibility, accountability, honesty, hard work, and above all else, love of family. Preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Amalia, Hector leaves behind their 3 children, Sylvia; Hector Jr. and his wife Ophelia; Jaime and his wife Audrey; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Rest in peace Daddy. We love you.
- Visitation Tuesday, October 8, 2019
- Rosary Tuesday, October 8, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, October 9, 2019
- Commital Service Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Hector Torres Ponce De Leon Sr.
October 8, 2019
Hector siempre orgulloso de tus orígenes y de tu familia . Hector es parte de una dinastía de familias más importantes y respetadas en Michoacán Mex .
El instante en que cruzamos nuestros destinos , siempre fue un placer escuchar tus anécdotas , aun siendo niño siempre me emocionaba hablar contigo .
Descansa en paz y siempre te recordaré .
Your daughter, Sylvia Ponce de Leon
October 5, 2019
My Dear Dear Daddy....how will I spend my time now? You have been my life for 2.5 years. You were all I thought of every single morning, throughout my entire day and every single night. We had so many conversations about our relationship. You truly were my best friend since 1958. You taught me how to drive a car and then drove me to driver’s ed....you taught me the value of hard work....you taught me to be a good example to my brothers....you taught me to defend myself against racism....I enjoyed every time you drove me to the library so I could check out books....I appreciated during my middle school years when you dropped me off at Sylvia Ramirez’s house for the parties and sternly you’d say, “I’ll be back in one hour and I’ll honk just 1 time.”....I knew you meant business. Even if it was for 1 hour, I accepted your rule because of my deep respect for you. I always enjoyed the shopping spree you’d take me on to Cloth World. You’d give me a budget and away I went with it buying fabrics, zippers, threads, buttons. Then, I spend the entire summer sewing my wardrobe for school. I remember one time, you weren’t too happy with the length of one of my dresses...haha! I had to then convert it to a blouse! You and I could talk for hours about the boys I liked and you were always so kind with your advice. You warned me of so many things, too...choices I had to make about my adult life. You even met with my Godfather Cuate hoping he’d knock some sense into me. Thank you so much for all you did for me. I really hoped I would meet a man just like you. However, they just don’t exist because to me, you were perfect. I know up to Tuesday of this past week, you worried about me. I promised you I’d be OK. And you know what? I will be because you will continue to live with me everywhere I go. Enjoy your pain free eternal life with your family and your wife, my Mom. I know I will see you again one day. I love you my Daddy....Your daughter, Sylvia