Guilibaldo C. Vela, 82, born on April 20, 1929, in Hidalgo, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.|
He enjoyed playing cards, pool and going fishing.
Guilibaldo was preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Rebeca Vela; two sisters-in-law, Maria De los Angeles De la Torre and Margarita Zambrano; and a nephew Gabriel Garza.
Mr. Vela is survived by his wife, Maria Dolores Vela; two daughters, Diana (Martin) Mendieta and Severita R. Vela; a sister, Sylvia (Adolfo) Huertas; numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives; and four grandchildren, Marlen M. Mendieta, Pilar A. Mendieta, Vivianna A. Mendieta and Martin Mendieta Jr.
Visitation will be today, Friday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Garza Memorial Funeral Home.
A chapel service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Garza Memorial Funeral Home. Committal services will follow at Guillen Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Martin Mendieta, Sergio Sanchez, Alfredo Jimenez, Raul Lopez, Jesus Orlando Garces, Orlando Castillo, Leonardo Eliutt Robles and Eliseo Robles.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garza Memorial Funeral Home, 1025 E. Jackson St., Brownsville, TX 78520; phone (956) 542-5511.
Published in Brownsville Herald on Apr. 13, 2012