OBITUARY

Lucia Alderete Alderete Anaya

January 9, 1922March 5, 2011

Lucia Alderete Anaya of McGregor died Saturday night, March 5, 2011, at the age of 89. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at St. Eugene Catholic Church with Father Jose Luis as celebrant. Interment will follow in Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Cole Funeral Home Chapel, 1113 West Fifth Street, McGregor.

Mrs. Anaya was born January 9, 1922, in McGregor, Texas, the daughter of the late Narcisso and Tomasa (Ramirez) Alderete where she attended school. She met and later married Jose Anaya September 27, 1952 in McGregor. After twenty-three years of marriage, he preceded her in death August 31, 1976. For five years she was employed by Westview Manor Nursing Home and later with Moody Care Center for five years. In 1978 she began working at Smead Manufacturing on the assembly line until her 1991retirement.

Mrs. Anaya, along with her husband, Jose, were founding members of St. Eugene’s Catholic Church where in earlier, years was a member of the Altar Society. Throughout her life, she enjoyed spending time with her children, teaching them the art of Mexican cooking and sharing with then her talent of crocheting. She enjoyed music and playing the Harmonica for her family and friends at Regent Care Center.

Also preceding her in death was an infant son, Juan Luis Anaya, her brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a son, Juan Anaya and wife Tracie of McGregor; three daughters, Diana McMaster and husband Roger of Olympia, Washington, Bea Kruse and husband Larry of Harker Heights, Teresa Yaun and husband Kelvin of McGregor; eleven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

Active casketbeares were David Kruse, Jacob Kruse, Larry Kruse, Kelvn Yaun, Jordan Ledbetter and Garrete Hawthorne. Honorary casketbearer was Marcos Yaun.

For those desiring, the family has suggested St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Tribute Program, P.O. Box 142, Memphis, TN 38148 for memorial contributions.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, March 9, 2011
  • Rosary Tuesday, March 8, 2011
REMEMBERING

Lucia Alderete Alderete Anaya

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March 11, 2011

Dear Diana, Beatrice, Johnny, and Teresa...
The memories of Lucia are everlasting in my heart. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. May God keep you and your families in his embrace at this difficult time. Paul and Oralia Howard and dad, Miguel Hernandez (Waco, TX)

March 10, 2011

To the Anaya Family--
Please accept my sympathy at the loss of your beautiful loved one. I read the complete funeral notice and enjoyed looking at the wonderful family pictures. I know you were very proud of her and will remember her always.

Love, Kathy Kruse

March 9, 2011

Thinking of you in this time of sadness,
Kathy Reel, RN, CHPN
Providence Hospice

RICK MARTIN

March 9, 2011

TO THE ANAYA FAMILY, I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR MOM. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU.

RICK MARTIN

March 9, 2011

TO THE ANAYA FAMILY, I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR MOM, MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU.

Rick & Susana (Garcia) Gilmore

March 9, 2011

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
You are all in our prayers.
Love,

Larry & Kathy Groppel

March 8, 2011

Dear Johnny and all the Anaya Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this most difficult time. There is never a good time to lose some one you love so much. I enjoyed so much looking at all the family photos and I'm sure there are plenty of wonderful memories that go with all of them. Love,

Renna Davis

March 8, 2011

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Love you, G.W. & Renna

Cindy Huntsucker

March 8, 2011

So sorry to hear about your loss. May you be comforted by your memories.

FROM THE FAMILY