Olivia Barbosa

June 11, 1927June 24, 2020

Olivia Ruiz Barbosa, 93, of Houston, Texas, passed peacefully at her home on July 24, 2020.

She was born on June 11, 1927 to Enrique Chavez Ruiz and Mary Sanchez in Cuero, Texas. She attended Jefferson Davis High School and married Roy Barbosa on June 8, 1951.

Olivia was a devoted Housewife and Mother. She cared deeply for her family and was a constant source of loving support and encouragement. She lived her life in her Christian faith and was a beautiful extension of God's love for his children. Olivia and Roy were married for 55 years and had 4 children. Mom and Dad loved to travel and visited many different destinations. Olivia enjoyed spending time with her sisters we affectionately nicknamed The Golden Girls. Mom and her sisters would love to spend time with each other and go to the Mall.

Olivia is preceded in death by her parents; Enrique Chavez and Mary Sanchez, her husband, Roy Barbosa, and her siblings; Eliza Patino, Jesus (Sonny) Ruiz, and Mary Lloyd Ramirez.

Olivia is survived by her sister, Beatrice Dietze, children; Della Villarreal (Luciano), John Barbosa (Debbie), Anna Barbosa (Allen Richards), and Michael Barbosa, her grandchildren; Jason Barbosa, Justin Barbosa, Nicole Villarreal, Javier Villarreal, Steven Villarreal, Carissa Villarreal, and Alberto Villarreal, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Heavenly Father, I come to you with a grateful heart even as I mourn the loss of my loved one. It may be a loss for us, but it is gain for your kingdom. Lord, I thank you for the times that you gave us to spend with our relatives. Thank you for making them belong to this family. I bless you for honoring us with such an influential person that loved us with the love of Christ and was light in the world. May your name be praised forever even as our loved one stands in your presence today. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray. Amen.


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July 13, 2020

It was always the highlight of a family celebration or holiday to be with the Villarreal Family in their home and have Della's Parents at the head of the table. Knowing this BEAUTIFUL family was the result of their adoption of two children from our foster home many years ago. We were blessed to be given membership to their family!! Such a loving family!! MANY beautiful meals at their table - Della and Luciano Villarreal.

Rose Cantu

July 8, 2020

My most kind and loving and beautiful aunt. I will always remember her smile, it was the kind of smile that let you know that everything was fine and that you were safe and loved. I was very lucky to have had her as my aunt. I know that she is with everyone she ever loved and that she will be our guardian angel, just as she always was. Until we meet again my beautiful aunt. I will always have a smile when I think of you. Love you always. ♥️

Raul and Mary Villarreal

June 27, 2020

No matter how old we are, it’s never easy to lose a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family as you grieve.

Teresa Mize

June 26, 2020

Anna, Michael, Della, John and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was such a special kind sweet lady. So happy to have known her. Keeping your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. Praying that the Holy Spirit's arms wrap you in comfort during this trying time. All our love to y'all. Daryl and Teresa Mize


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