Maria M. Leyva Garcia

January 25, 1925January 30, 2013
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Maria M. Leyva Garcia, 88, of San Angelo, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at her residence surrounded by his loving family. Rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Johnson's Funeral Home chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers for the service will be Frank Villarreal, Rudy Villarreal, Jr., Sergio Balderas, Jonas Villarreal, Daniel Asebedo and Jorge Luis Villarreal. Maria was born on Jan. 25, 1925, in Jimenez, Coahuila, Mexico, to Anastacio and Maria del Refugio Leyva. She spent her last days taking care of her husband of 69 years, Marcelo, before his passing. She will be remembered as caring, loving and family oriented. She took care of her many grandkids and great-grandkids. She loved taking care of her many animals and pets. She enjoyed gardening and would spend many hours in her flower beds. She also enjoyed being outside camping. She had such a kind and loving heart that she never turned away anyone in need of a place to stay or anyone who needed something to eat. She was loved by many. Maria was preceded in death by her parents, Anastacio and Maria del Refugio Leyva; sons Oscar and Vicente Garcia; brothers Antonio Leyva, David Leyva, Presentacion Leyva and Anastacio Leyva; and sisters Sophia Santellano, Manuela Carvajal and Maria Eugene Leyva. She is survived by her daughters, Maria Esther Villarreal and husband Rodolfo and Eva Balderas and husband Frank; grandkids Frank Villarreal and wife Graciela, Rudy Villarreal and Michelle Hernandez, Araceli Asebedo and husband Daniel, Rosi Carrillo and husband Frank, Sergio Balderas and wife Monica, Estela and husband Miguel Villanueva Jr., Jonas Villarreal and wife Sandra, Martha Villarreal and Jason Gomez, Jorge Balderas and wife Callie, Jorge Luis Villarreal and wife Melanie, Cynthia Petrovich and husband Mike; 26 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and siblings Jesus Leyva and Maria del Refugio Villarreal. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Odyssey Hospice for the love and care they gave our mom, grandma and great-grandma. Family and friends may sign the online register book at


  • Rosary Saturday, February 2, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 4, 2013

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Maria Julia Morin

February 8, 2013

Mi mas sentido pesame para toda la familia.Tuve el placer de conocerla hace poco cuando vivi en San Angelo.Muy bella y gentil persona.

rosa Garza

February 4, 2013

I would Like to Give My deepest Condolences to all the family and Friends My prayers and love on your time of loss.I remember her from when i was a little girls her and her husband were Like our second grandparent.Always very loving and caring .All my love to all the Family and To My Uncle and Aunt Frank and Eva Baldreas and family I love you .God got another angel..God bless love Rosa garza and Family

Jose & Isabel Perales

February 2, 2013

Hermanos Balderas y familia: no hay palabras para poder expresar nuestro mas profundo sentir con la perdida de sus padres, solo decirles que estamos con ustedes en estos momentos tan dificiles. Pedimos a nuestro Creador les de el consuelo y la fuerza para pasar por este dificil trance.Los tenemos en nuestras oraciones.Bendiciones.

David & Tommie Salazar

February 2, 2013

Our condolences to the family. May Gods love be with you all during this difficult time. You are in our prayers.

Jorge Luis Villarreal

February 2, 2013

Mama, la amo con todo de mi corazon. Los misteo mucho a los dos. Ustedes fueron gran ejemplo para mi. Muchas gracias por el amor y carino que me dieron los dos no solamente yo, para mi hijo y esposa tambien. Que descansen los dos y que dios me los quide mucho.