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Obituary of Maria Dora Huerta
Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully Sunday morning, January 16, 2022 at her home. She was 97 years old. Maria was born December 19, 1924 in San Benito, Texas the daughter of Teodoro (2000) and Gregoria (1974) (Villarreal) DeLeon. She married the love of her life, Cesario Huerta on May 13, 1946 in Edinburg, Texas; he preceded her in death on January 10, 2020. Maria was a faithful member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church for many years and Guadalupanas Society; St Joseph’s Parish. She enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers and embroidering. Maria enjoyed her family and cooking for them. She was a domestic home engineer and spent her time taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her quite moments she prayed for her family and others through the good times and bad. She will be dearly missed.
Surviving are children, Dora (Robert) Ruiz of Burt, MI, Rosalinda Martinez of Saginaw, MI, Maria Alvear of Grand Prairie, TX, Daniel (Gilda) Huerta of Saginaw, MI, Eddieberto (Carol) Huerta of Killeen, TX, and Diane Regalado of Saginaw, MI; 28 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Abelina Huerta, San Juana Rodriguez, Stella Lucio and Olivia De La Garza, three brothers, Gilbert (Chris), Tony (Kathy) and Ramiro DeLeon and many nieces and nephews.
Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Cesario Sr.; two sons, Gilbert (2017), Cesar Jr. (2016); granddaughter, Stephanie Cozzolino (2021); sisters, Ofelia DeLeon (1946), Ameli Ybarra (1977), three brothers, Ted Jr (1972), Samuel DeLeon and baby Teodoro (1922) and two special uncles; Guadalupe Villarreal (1989) and Catarino DeLeon (2005).
FUNERAL SERVICE: A Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 21, 2022 at the St. Francis of Assisi – St. Anthony of Padua Site, 3680 S. Washington Road, Saginaw, Michigan 48601. Rev. Fr. Alberto Vargas will officiate. Rite of Committal to follow at 2:00 p.m. in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.
VISITATION: Family and friends will gather at the church on Friday, January 21, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Due to the rise of Covid-19 family is requesting for you to wear a mask while visiting with them.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Deisler Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Huerta family; condolences may be expressed to the family at the church or by visiting www.DeislerFuneralHome.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Maria Huerta, please visit Tribute Store
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