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Funeraria del Angel Roy Akers

515 North Main Ave, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Margaret U. Arevalo

August 16, 1951May 19, 2020
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Margaret Urrabazo Arevalo went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at the age of 68. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on August 16, 1951 to her parents, Rosendo and Magdalena Amparo Urrabazo, while her father was serving in the US Army. She was the first of ten children, attending Crockett Elementary School where she first discovered her love for math and teaching. She used to come home and teach her younger brother everything she learned each school day. After attending Irving Middle School, Margaret was the only sibling to graduate from Fox Tech High School (1969), where her father attended many years before. Her sophomore year at Fox Tech, she met John M. Arevalo, the one and only love of her life. They got married on December 1, 1973 at Christ the King Catholic Church.

Before they were married, Margaret graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University (1973) where she majored in Mathematics and received a minor in Physics. She would later continue her love of Math and achieve a Master’s in Science degree (1989) in Mathematics from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Her teaching career began at Memorial High School in Edgewood I.S.D. in 1973, where she taught the whole spectrum of mathematics ranging from Pre-Algebra to Calculus A.P. and physics. She received numerous awards for teaching, but the ones that meant the most came from the students. From being named “Teacher of the Year” (1989) by the faculty to being named “Ms. Memorial” (1991) by the students of Memorial High School, she was proud to receive these honors. In addition, she was Adjunct Faculty at Palo Alto College and San Antonio College for Alamo Colleges District. She retired from Memorial High School after teaching for nearly 40 years to care for her husband.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John M. Arevalo Jr., her father, Rosendo, her brother, Ricky Urrabazo, her in-laws Guadalupe Martinez Arevalo and Johnny Arevalo, sister-in-law Guadalupe Oralia Figueroa, and her brother-in-law David Arevalo.

Margaret leaves her memory to her children, her daughter, Honorable Diana Arevalo (along with her husband Marcos Basaldua) and her son, Dr. Juan Alejandro Arevalo; her mother, Magdalena; her siblings Gloria, Fr. Rosendo, David, Theresa, Peter, Paul, Oscar, and Johnny Urrabazo; her in-laws, and her numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who all loved her.

Due to restrictions on public gatherings, the visitation for Margaret at Roy Akers Funeral Home – 515 North Main Ave. 78205 – will be limited to only 30 people in the building at a time. There will be a public visitation period on Wednesday, May 27 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM for brief visits with the family. If the building is at its capacity, you will be asked to wait in your vehicle until a space opens.

A Procession will depart on Thursday, May 28 at 9:30 AM to arrive at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church – 617 South Santa Rosa Ave. 78204 – for Mass at 10 AM. Interment will take place at San Fernando Cemetery II – 746 Castroville Rd. 78237 – at the conclusion of the mass, with only 10 persons permitted to be at the gravesite. All other guests welcome to attend so long as you remain in your vehicles to witness from a safe distance.

Face coverings are required to be worn at all times, during all services.

The family and the staff at Roy Akers Funeral Home appreciate your cooperation during this difficult time.

Services

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Margot Garza

May 27, 2020

Dear Diana,

I was saddened to hear of the loss of your mother, Margaret. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God afford you peace and comfort in always having wonderful memories of your dear mother. May you carry them with you forever.

Hugs my friend.
Margot Garza

David Villalobos

May 26, 2020

Mrs. Arevalo was one of the best teachers I ever had. She had high expectations for all students. Whether you had her for Algebra 2 Regular or AP Calculus, you knew you were gonna have to work in her class. She was such a dynamic teacher who influenced me to teach AP Calculus. My condolences to her family. She made such a positive impact on so many lives that I know the Memorial Minutemen Family will never forget her!

Cynthia Garcia

May 26, 2020

I was saddened to hear your Mother passed away. As I came to know her I saw she was a wonderful mother. I will remember her that way and wish you comfort knowing what a great mother you had. My thoughts and prayers to you Diana and all of the family. I wish you and the family comfort and please know my thoughts are with you.

Sister Ruth-Rita Beltran, M.C-M.

May 25, 2020

To All Of the Family: Please receive our deepest & sincerest Sympathy on the passing to the Lord of Margaret. My family and I knew Margaret since we were young at Christ the King Church. Our prayers are with all of you and may she be received in the Peace and almighty Hands of Our Lord Jesus Christ as also the Immaculate Heart of Mary. May she rest in Peace - Amen. from the Beltran Family.

Connie Ponce

May 25, 2020

I was privileged to have her as a teacher. I loved her classes and to this day love math. Even after graduating in 1992, I would visit her over the years and she had me speak to her classes on pursing my doctorate degree. She was so proud and I was happy to help her. I was honored to have her attend my wedding in 2008. She was still the same wonderful person she was when I attended high school. She was and always will be one of my favorite people in school. My prayers and condolences to her family.
Connie Ponce class of 1992

Memorial Minutemen Alumni Association

May 25, 2020

On behalf of the Memorial Minutemen Alumni Association we'd like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Arevalo. Mrs. Arevalo made a huge difference in many students lives and we are forever grateful for all her services in teaching at Memorial High and in the Edgewood District. In our hearts, she will forever be Teacher of the Year and forever Ms. Memorial. Thank you heavily Father for her beautiful life.
Once a Minuteman, ALWAYS a Minuteman

Olga Ridriguez-Alejandro

May 25, 2020

May you rest in peace. I was glad to have known you as a student at MHS. And then also a co-worker later. My condolences to your family. May God give them comfort in this time of sorrow.

Laura Resendez

May 24, 2020

I was privileged to know Margaret as a colleague and friend in the Edgewood School District. She was an exceptional mathematics teacher who truly inspired her students and everyone around her. She was just a wonderful, caring individual who always spoke lovingly of her husband John and her family. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

Brad Veloz

May 24, 2020

Diana, Peace be with you and your family; Holy Mary Mother of God hear our prayers amén 🙏.
Brad Veloz & Mike Rodríguez

Lisa McClellan

May 23, 2020

Tia Margaret a genuine lady in every sense. She possessed the most sincere heart one that truly made you feel special when she spoke to you. She will be missed by so many.

Reunited with Uncle John... this is how I will always remember them- brilliant, young and vivacious.

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