February 27, 1928 – June 11, 2018
Leandra Valdez Juarez passed away at her home in Dallas, Texas on June 11, 2018. She was born in Edinburg, Texas on February 27, 1928 to Abundia Padilla and Anastacio Valdez. She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving and devoted husband Alberto H. Juarez; her son Pedro Juarez and 9 siblings. Left with cherished memories are her son Johnny M. Juarez (Rosie); daughter Raquel Villegas (Armando); son Alberto Juarez Jr. (Maria); daughter Belia Juarez Pizana; sister Martina DeLeon; sister Teodora Mosqueda; sister Maria Brigida Arteaga; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and numerous other family loved ones and beloved friends. Visitation and Rosary Service will be from 6-8pm. Wednesday June 13, 2018 at Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, Texas. Leandra’s going home will be celebrated with a Mass beginning at 10:00am. Thursday June 14, 2018 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1054 N. St. Augustine Dr. Dallas, Texas 75217. A procession to Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Seagoville, Texas will follow the Mass, where Leandra will be laid to rest beside her husband Alberto in the Garden of Memories.
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- Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
- Rosary Service Wednesday, June 13, 2018
- Funeral Mass Thursday, June 14, 2018
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June 15, 2018
Leandra was a loving person and a very devout Catholic. I know she loved to sew, she made the beautiful quilts that her children/grandchildren/friends/ nieces etc. have to show that will be treasured forever. Some of the quilts were displayed on the pews at Leandra's mass where her immediate family sat. Leandra made the baptismal gown for my son Greg when he was 6 months old and will turn 37 in December. It was the baptismal gown that was long to the floor out of white satin, beautiful like the ones that she said were used way back in time. Of course being the loving person that Leandra was she would not charge us for making this beautiful baptismal gown, she said this was her gift. A gift that will also be treasured forever. She will be missed dearly however she is no longer in pain, no longer suffering and is now home with our maker, her husband, son and other family members.
June 13, 2018
I have so many memories of Tia Leandra, my precious mom, Cha Cha and Tia Lilia sewing in our home carrying on with all cheesemeh (gossip) Lol. These women where the best of friends, family and couldn’t been any better mothers. As Steve would say, I don’t know what they are saying but they sure are having fun. RIP❤️
Jesse (junior el de Lily) Rangel
June 13, 2018
Tia thank you so much for taking care of my sister Norma and me when were little.
Ill never forget the story you told me after mom passed away about me working at the bank. I remember your laugh as you were telling me the story.
One day i asked your mom " Lily que hace junior en el banco? My mom answered with " puz quien sabe yo quero que el barre" hahaha. Ill never forget your laugh tia. From that point on whenever we visited she would ask me. Como estas sigues barriendo? Lol love my tia. I was truely blessed to have her as my tia.
June 12, 2018
Tia, I will miss you so very much. So many beautiful memories I will forever cherish because of you. I remember how you helped Tia Lily make Norma and me some mini skirts so we could be in style back in the day. Or the trip to the Valle when you hitched a ride to the reunion with us. I was the driver and you were in the backseat. You made sure I stayed wide awake telling stories about aquel tiempos and then ending them with your signature laugh. When I HAD TO HAVE the designer bedding for my firstborn Bella’s nursery, you didn’t let me down. It was JUST like the one I wanted in the magazine and lovingly made by her great aunt Lea.
You are not here physically with us, but I know you continue to keep watch over us along with Tia Paula, Tio Terio, Eddie, Tio Chevo and others. You are no longer suffering and this brings me peace. I love you Tia.
June 12, 2018
Grandma, you have and always will be the thread that holds our family together. I am at peace knowing that you are with your son and husband (tell them hi from me!). I am strong and have faith because you have showed me, through your actions and love, that God will "make it all better".
You were so loving and protective of all of your children and grand children,. Even to this day I can hear you say "y las niñas?", you were always concerned with every single family member and the love was felt in everyone.
The last time I spoke to you, a week ago, you told me "I'm okay mija, I'm very okay!". Well grandma, your strength has prepared us for these days.
I'm okay, grandma. I'm very okay.
I love you and I will see you one day soon.