Melida Ortiz Alaniz

January 29, 1931March 8, 2019

Melida Ortiz Alaniz January 29, 1931 - March 8, 2019

Melida Ortiz Alaniz, age 88, Went to be with the Lord Friday, March 8, 2019. She was born on January, 1931 to Ignacio Ortiz and Beneranda Sanchez Ortiz in Mission, Texas.

Melida Ortiz met Ysidro Alaniz in Gregory Portland, Texas and were married shortly after that on January 12, 1950. She was a loving wife, a wonderful and caring mother to 12 children. We all knew her as Ama; she was well loved by all her children. Ama was a hard-working housewife. She always found ways to make ends meet. She was a wonderful wife, mom, grandma, aunt, and sister. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and quilting. Although she is gone, we will never forget her. She was a special and wonderful mother to all of us. She is already missed dearly and but will forever be in our hearts.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Ysidro Alaniz, Sr., 3 sons: Jesse Alaniz (wife Elvira Alaniz) from Plainview, Texas: Ernesto Alaniz (wife Brenda Alaniz) from Corpus Christi, Texas: Arnulfo Alaniz (wife Nancy Alaniz) from Weslaco, Texas, and 8 daughters: Melida A. Esparza (husband Charlie Esparza) from Lockney, Texas: Ester A. Izarraraz from Georgia: Celia A. Perez (husband Ruben Perez) from Florida: Irene A. Flores (husband Reynaldo Flores) from Dallas, Texas: Rosa Maria A. Cavazos (husband Jesse Cavazos) from Weslaco, Texas: Olga Lidia A. Pompa (husband Sergio Pompa) of Weslaco, Texas: Maribel A. Reyes from Weslaco, Texas: Monica A. Johnson (husband Chris Johnson) from Rosenberg, Texas; 36 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren, brother Ezequiel Ortiz from Mission, Texas: sister Delia Garcia from Mission Texas: and Enrique Ortiz of Corpus Christi, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents Ignacio Ortiz, Beneranda Sanchez Ortiz, her son Ysidro Alaniz, Jr., her grandsons Jamie Alaniz and Carino Alaniz, her granddaughter Melida Marilyn Andrea De Leon, her great grandson Miguel Allen Ysidro Alaniz, her sister Christina Manet, her brothers Daniel Ortiz, Ernesto Ortiz, and Erazmo Ortiz.

The family would like to express a special thank you to her caretakers, doctors, and family members who took part in caring for her while she was ill.

Visitation Services for Melida will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Funeraria Del Angel Highland Funeral Home (6705 N FM 88 Weslaco,Texas 78596) with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. Visitation Services will resume on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 8:30 am to 9:00pm with a Rosary at 7:00 pm . A Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:oo am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Weslaco,TX followed with the Interment at Highland Memorial Park in Weslaco,TX.

All Funeral Arrangements for Melida are under the direction of Funeraria Del Angel Highland Funeral Home in Weslaco,Texas.


  • Steven Alaniz
  • Jesse Alaniz
  • Kevin Alaniz
  • Arturo Martinez
  • Jesse Cavazos
  • Louie Reyes IV
  • Casey Alaniz
  • Ernie Alaniz Jr.
  • Manuel David De Leon , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Michael Daniel De Leon, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Rosary Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Rosary Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Mass Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Melida Ortiz Alaniz

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