Virginia L. Carranza

October 4, 1942February 9, 2012

Virginia L. Carranza, 69, of Taylor, passed on to be with the Lord on Thursday February 9th 2012 at her home.

Virginia was born in Traverse City, Michigan on October 4th 1942 to Bentura and Juanita Leyva.

Virginia graduated from Hondo High School in Hondo, Texas and attended Austin Community College.

Virginia married Camilo G. Carranza Jr. on April 2nd 1967.

Virginia held various job positions; from a medical records clerk in a Houston hospital to a welder at Westinghouse in Round Rock to an office clerk ACC to her final dream career of owning her own business, Carranza's Taco Depot in Taylor, fulfilling her passion was cooking and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents Bentura and Juanita Leyva, grandson Caesar Augustine Carranza, and recently a nephew, Jaime Nira.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Camilo G. Carranza Jr.; her children, Yvonne Oranday (Armando), Caesar Carranza (Melissa), Jessica Carranza all of Taylor, TX and Victor Carranza (Nelda) of Round Rock, TX; her grandchildren Stacey Lopez, Abraham and Jade Oranday, Savannah and Audrey Carranza, Mateo and Adlen Carranza; her sisters Cecilia Nira (Conrado), Lucy Garcia (Candelario) and Herminia Campos all of Taylor, TX; her brothers Miguel Leyva (Rosa), Jesus Leyva (Sophia), Frank Leyva (Martha) all of Hondo, Texas and Salvador Leyva (Mary Padilla) of San Antonio, TX. Pallbearers will be John Michael Juarez, Michael Campos, George Jonse, Tony Van Boekhout, Adam Garcia, and Adrain Ibarra.

A Visitation with Rosary will be held Monday, February 13th 2012 at 6pm (Rosary at 7pm).

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 14th 2012 at 10am in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylor, TX.


  • Visitation Monday, February 13, 2012
  • Rosary Service Monday, February 13, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Virginia L. Carranza

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Hazel Chasak

February 14, 2012

Yvonne,I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May the Good Lord and her wonderful memories sustain you and your family during this time of grief.

Brenda Jones

February 14, 2012

My sincerest condolences during this very difficult time. Virginia was a role model for everyone ...... how lucky we all were to have had her touch our lives ... My thoughts and prayers are with y'all !!

Aaron & Monica Cazalas

February 13, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Eva & Donny Ramos

February 13, 2012

Camilo & family, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of dear Virginia. We will always remember the precious & fun times we spent together, especially in Rockport. May God bless all of you and bring you peace throughout this difficult time.

Elena Sanchez

February 13, 2012

We are so sorry for the loss of a good friend we will always remember her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your familly. She will be deeply missed.

Chano & Elena Sanchez (Hondo, Tx0

Estella Rodriguez

February 13, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Our deepest condolences. Inez Rodriguez, Estella Rodriguez, Eva Ayers, and Ceasar Dominguez.

Condra Funeral Home

February 13, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time