OBITUARY

Alicia S Guel

August 13, 1935January 4, 2019
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Alicia Salinas Guel, 83, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 in Victoria, Texas. Alicia was born in Monterrey, Mexico, on August 13, 1935 to Maria Santos Garza de Salinas and Roque Salinas Garza. On July 31, 1958, Alicia married Pablo Guel Herrera. She immigrated to McAllen,Texas with her husband and children in 1964, settling in San Antonio and making this their home. Alicia and Pablo were married for fifty-four years before his passing. Alicia loved Mexican folkloric and Spanish traditional dancing. She studied and performed these dances in her youth. She was delighted when her daughter, Veronica, followed her in this passion. Alicia was a pillar of strength for her family. Her strength and encouragement were instrumental in her children’s successes; all three achieving Master and/or Doctoral degrees. Alicia is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, as well as her twin brothers, Hector and Francisco Javier Salinas Garza. She is survived by her children, Nora Guel Tavásoli and husband, Asghar, of Austin, Dr. Jorge Guel and wife, Carmen, of San Antonio, Dr. Veronica Guel Valdivia and husband, John, of Victoria; sisters, Rosalinda Salinas and Raquel Salinas de Penilla; brothers, Rogelio, Roque and Ramiro Salinas all of Monterrey, Mexico. Alicia was blessed with loving grandchildren, Darius Paul Tavásoli and wife, Jennifer, Kevan Michael Tavásoli, Ileana Rocio Guel Valdivia, Analicia Carolina Guel Valdivia, Mariana Isabel Guel Valdivia and Camilla Anastasia Guel. There will be a time of visitation, Friday, January 18, 2019 from 6 -7 PM at Rosewood Funeral Chapel with the rosary to be recited at 7 PM. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 10 AM at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral. The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr. Kathleen Steiner, Dr. Terry Whitehouse, Dr. Ty Meyer, and all the nurses and staff of Hospice of South Texas for their compassionate care of our mother.

Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Roque Salinas Garza, Father
  • Maria Santos Garza de Salinas, Mother
  • Pablo Guel, Husband
  • Nora Guel Tavasoli and husband Asghar, Daughter
  • Veronica Guel Valdivia and husband John Michale, Daughter
  • Jorge Guel and wife Carmen, Son
  • Rosalinda Salinas, Sister
  • Raquel Salinas de Penilla, Sister
  • Rogelia Salinas, Brother
  • Roque Salinas, Brother
  • Ramiro Salinas, Brother
  • Hector Salinas, Brother
  • Francisco Salinas, Brother
  • Darius P. Tavasoli and wife Jennifer, Grandson
  • Kevan M. Tavasoli, Grandson
  • Ileana G. Valdivia, Granddaughter
  • Analicia G. Valdivia, Granddaughter
  • Mariana G. Valdivia, Granddaughter
  • Camilla A. Guel, Granddaughter

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Rosary Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 19, 2019
REMEMBERING

Alicia S Guel

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Sylvia Tolentino

January 15, 2019

Dr. Veronica Guel-Valdivia and family,

We are deeply saddened by the loss of your loved one. This is a difficult time for your family but please know that you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers .

Our sincere and deepest sympathy,

Loi Dela Cruz and Sylvia Tolentino

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Biography

Alicia Salinas Guel, 83, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 in Victoria, Texas. Alicia was born in Monterrey, Mexico, on August 13, 1935 to Maria Santos Garza de Salinas and Roque Salinas Garza. On July 31, 1958, Alicia married Pablo Guel Herrera. She immigrated to McAllen,Texas with her husband and children in 1964, settling in San Antonio and making this their home. Alicia and Pablo were married for fifty-four years before his passing.
Alicia loved Mexican folkloric and Spanish traditional dancing. She studied and performed these dances in her youth. She was delighted when her daughter, Veronica, followed her in this passion.
Alicia was a pillar of strength for her family. Her strength and encouragement were instrumental in her children’s successes; all three achieving Master and/or Doctoral degrees.
Alicia is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, as well as her twin brothers, Hector and Francisco Javier Salinas Garza. She is survived by her children, Nora Guel Tavásoli and husband, Asghar, of Austin, Dr. Jorge Guel and wife, Carmen, of San Antonio, Dr. Veronica Guel Valdivia and husband, John, of Victoria; sisters, Rosalinda Salinas and Raquel Salinas de Penilla; brothers, Rogelio, Roque and Ramiro Salinas all of Monterrey, Mexico.
Alicia was blessed with loving grandchildren, Darius Paul Tavásoli and wife, Jennifer, Kevan Michael Tavásoli, Ileana Rocio Guel Valdivia, Analicia Carolina Guel Valdivia, Mariana Isabel Guel Valdivia and Camilla Anastasia Guel.
There will be a time of visitation, Friday, January 18, 2019 from 6 -7 PM at Rosewood Funeral Chapel with the rosary to be recited at 7 PM.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 10 AM at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral.
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr. Kathleen Steiner, Dr. Terry Whitehouse, Dr. Ty Meyer, and all the nurses and staff of Hospice of South Texas for their compassionate care of our mother.

Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.