Mary E. Rendon

November 18, 1934August 5, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Rendon, 83, of Victoria, passed away peacefully at home August 5, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in McFaddin, TX to the late Pete and Mary Sally Moraida Elizondo. Mary, the beloved matriarch of the Rendon family, attended Nazareth Academy where she played the drums in the Drum and Bugle Corp and became NA’s first Hispanic cheerleader. After marrying the love of her life, Lupe Rendon Jr., and starting a family, she earned her LVN certification in 1964. Her nursing skills served her well for many years, from delivering babies to caring for the elderly.

“Momo” will be remembered for her beautiful smile, love of family, selflessness and strong will. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and she loved her house to shine bright with colorful lights. Her quick wit and funny sense of humor were always the best part of Christmas. Her tasty pecan pies and pink ambrosia made the holidays complete. Second to Christmas, Momo loved trying to “winning it all” at Coushatta!

Mary is survived by her husband, Lupe Rendon Jr.; daughter, Libby Carbajal and husband Jasper of Goliad; sons, John Rendon and wife Debbie of San Angelo and Lupe Rendon III of Victoria; sister, Toni Salinas of Oregon; brother, Steve Elizondo of Victoria; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Barbara Soto; brother, Pete Roland Elizondo; daughter, Martha Adela Rendon; and son, Peter Wayne Rendon.

Visitation was held Friday, August 10, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Rosewood Funeral Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm. Mary’s Funeral Mass will be Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Burial will immediately follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Elizondo, Jasper Carbajal Jr., Russell Carbajal, Robert Elizondo, Peter Elizondo and Landon Womack.

Words of comfort may be shared at


  • Pete Elizondo, Father
  • Mary Sally Moraida Elizondo, Mother
  • Guadalupe Rendon Jr., Husband
  • Libby Carbajal and husband Jasper, Daughter
  • John Rendon and wife Debbie, Son
  • Lupe Rendon III, Son
  • Toni Salinas, Sister
  • Steven Elizondo, Brother
  • Barbara Soto, Sister
  • Pete Roland Elizondo, Brother
  • Martha Adela Rendon, Daughter
  • Peter Wayne Rendon, Son
  • Mary also leaves behind 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.

  • Steve Elizondo
  • Jasper Carbajal Jr.
  • Russell Carbajal
  • Robert Elizondo
  • Peter Elizondo
  • Landon Womack


  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Rosary Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 11, 2018

Mary E. Rendon

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Celeste Reeder

August 14, 2018


I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I know you loved her dearly.
Please find comfort in knowing that she is Home with our Lord.

May the happy memories of her life carry you thru this difficult time.

Celeste Ondarza Reeder