Magdalena J. Casas, 84, passed in her sleep Saturday, July 5, 2014, surrounded by her family at home. She fought a courageous battle with cancer with dignity and a deep faith in her God and the Catholic Faith.|
She was born in Matamoros on July 22, 1929 to Emiliano and Hortencia Juarez.
She was a lifelong resident of Brownsville until she moved with her family to the McAllen and Mission area. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in McAllen.
Magdalena attended and graduated from Justo Sierra Academy as a paralegal in the city of Matamoros, Tamps. Upon marriage she became a dedicated mother and homemaker.
She loved gardening and was always planting trees and tending to her birds and animals. She also enjoyed her home life and preparing meals for her loved ones. She enjoyed cruising on the high seas and vacationing with her family.
Magdalena was preceded in death by her sister Lilia (Pablo) Plata and brother German (Lala) Juarez.
She is survived by her children; Maria Magdalena (Charles) Wilson, Julio (Cynthia) Casas, Gerardo (Janie) Casas and Myrna (David) Lorenz, her grandchildren; Elisha Casas, Stefan Casas and Quintin Lorenz and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two sisters; Maria De Los Angeles Viuda De Covarrubia, Maria Trinidad (Cirilo) Martinez, and a brother; Ramon (Carmela) Juarez.
We thank Goya, Marta and Fatima for providing loving and special attention to her needs over the course of her battle. We also thank everyone at MD Anderson for their help and assistance along with the nurses and staff of Compassionate Hospice of Mission.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.
Funeral mass will held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.
Services are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission.
Published in Brownsville Herald on July 8, 2014