Maria Hilda Arguelles

October 7, 1932May 13, 2022
Obituary of Maria Hilda Arguelles
Maria Hilda Argüelles of Elsa, TX passed away Friday, May 13th, at approximately 2:30 am. By the grace of God, she departed this earth peacefully in her sleep. She was 89 years old. Hilda was born in Mission, Texas in 1932 and lived the majority of her life in Edcouch and Elsa, Texas. She worked alongside her husband, Eduardo, at Argüelles Department Store in Elsa for many years; the two of them were married 50 years. Eduardo Argüelles Sr. preceded her in death in 2009. She raised five boys (Eduardo Narno, Luis Gerardo, Gaston Francisco, Marco Antonio and Juan Carlos) with love and patience. Throughout her life she, who could harmonize to any tune, shared her love of singing with her family and the church. She was a great cook and always had a ball of tortilla dough ready to make delicious tortillas at a moment’s notice; all were welcome and no-one left her home hungry. Her boys, their wives, and her 16 grandchildren brought her endless joy. She was a faithful disciple of Christ, praying a daily Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet throughout her adult life. Hilda was completely dedicated to her family. Hilda suffered the unfortunate effects of dementia for the last 6 years or so. She spent the last year and a half in an adult nursing facility in Mission receiving wonderful care from the staff. She was very happy there, socializing with the other residents, participating in art projects, exercising, and dancing. While she couldn’t remember the names or faces of her family members toward the end, she instinctively knew how to play the piano and remembered the words to songs from her youth. She will be missed but never forgotten. Visitation will be from 5 pm to 9 pm, with a 7 pm rosary on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Funeraria Del Angel Palm Valley in Pharr, Texas. Catholic Mass will be at 10 am on Monday, May 23, 2022, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in McAllen, Texas. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Weslaco, Texas. Funeral services are under the direction of Funeraria Del Angel Palm Valley in Pharr, Texas.

Show your support


Sunday, May 22, 2022


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Funeraria Del Angel Palm Valley

Pharr, TX
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Monday, May 23, 2022

Catholic Mass

10:00 am

Our Lady of Sorrows

McAllen, TX
Monday, May 23, 2022


11:00 am

Highland Memorial Park

Weslaco, TX