Mary L. Villareal
February 26, 1923 – February 2, 2020
With profound sadness we announce the passing of Mary Louise Villareal, our loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and friend to all whose lives she touched on February 2, 2020. She left us while sleeping peacefully surrounded by her family, at the age of 96 years. Born February 26, 1923 in Losoya, Texas and was preceded in death by her parents; Juan C. and Jesusita Martinez, 6 sisters and 1 brother. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Jesus Villareal Sr. and daughter in-law Angelica Villareal. She is survived by her sister Rita Mae (Rudy) Martinez; daughters, Susan (Jesse) Soto, Minerva (Rene) Esquivel and Sylvia Villareal; Sons Bob Villareal, Jesse Jr. (Marty) Villareal. Mom proudly loved and treasured her 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed and forever in their hearts. Mary Louise was involved in the Edgewood PTA as a Treasurer and later became President. Occasionally she served as a teacher’s aide with only a 3rd grade education. She also volunteered time with the National Little League Association at the Peter D. Reed field for her sons. A farm girl at heart, gardening was her passion and she loved to cook (best tortillas ever!), kept an immaculate house, and highly skilled talent for crocheting and sewing. Most of all she loved her family and instilled strong religious values. The family would like to thank Dr. L. Manocha, Dr. T. Fisher, the Windemere at Westover Hills staff and Elysian Hospice for the loving care of our dear one. We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to Juanita Aguero and Mayra Borjon for their compassion and care with Mom. Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home with rosary at 7:00pm. A Funeral procession will depart from the funeral home on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 9:30am for a 10:00am Mass at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 1515 Saltillo St. Interment will follow at San Fernando Cemetery No. 3.
- Rita Mae (Rudy) Martinez, Sister
- Susan (Jesse) Soto, Daughter
- Minerva (Rene) Esquivel, Daughter
- Sylvia Villareal, Daughter
- Bob Villareal, Son
- Jesse (Marty) Villareal Jr., Son
- 14, Grandchildren
- 20, Great-Grandchildren
- 2, Great-great grandchildren
- Numerous Nieces and Nephews, Other
- She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Jesusita Martinez, her husband of 66 years, Jesus Villareal, 6 sisters, 1 brother, and daughter-n-law, Angelica Villareal
- Visitation Thursday, February 6, 2020
- Rosary Thursday, February 6, 2020
- Funeral Mass Friday, February 7, 2020
Mary L. Villareal
February 5, 2020
Some of my favorite memories as a young girl, was spending summers in San Antonio visiting my dear cousins in their homes and spending time with them. My Aunt Mary Louise always had so much joy that her laughter was quite contagious.
She reminded me of my mom (Dora) because she also loved to laugh. Often my memories of my mom are blurred because we lost her in 1966. My thoughts of her are sometimes very fractured but my time spent with Sylvia in the Villareal home are forever embedded in my heart and solid. Thank you for sharing your home filled with love, lots of laughter, great food, and many memories.
I cherish your family and want to extend my sincere condolences on this great loss.
May God bless and comfort you.
Sending my Love from California
February 5, 2020
Mrs. Villareal will always be Grandmama to me (Oma). I will fondly remember all the great laughs she and I had..
My deepest Sympathy to her family, specially to my dear friend Susan..