Mrs. Elisa Duran, 80, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013 at Texoma Medical Center, Denison, Texas.|
She was born to Estanislado Cantu Garcia and Erlinda Pena Garcia on March 12, 1933, in Corpus Christi.
She was married to Joe Delapass Duran in 1953 in Corpus Christi, and moved in 1970 to McKinney, where they raised five children.
Mrs. Duran retired from DuPont and moved to Colbert, Okla.
While in McKinney, Elisa was active in St. Michael's Catholic Church for many years.
She assisted in their fundraising activities and was also active in the League of United Latin American Citizens. She loved to cook and teach the children the traditional Mexican Hat Dances and dance to Mexican music. She also loved to sew and make authentic costumes for all the children.
She was always busy, mainly spending most of her time in doing for others. Being bilingual, she was very helpful in the medical field and courts to interpret for them.
Elisa was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Denison. She helped with fundraisers by cooking and especially enjoyed making excellent tamales. She also found time to be active in the Democratic politics of the County.
Her prayer life was very important to her and to all of her family, and helped her family in getting confirmed in the church.
Mrs. Duran is survived by her daughters, Linda Barnett, Minnie Cantu and Yolanda Duran; and son, Eloy Duran. Her grandchildren are Joe and Adam Barnett, Anjelica, Orlando, Nick Duran, Seneca Cantu, Cole and Rhiannon Busby all of Colbert; Danny and Micah Duran, Azle, Texas.
Her great-grandchildren are Elena and Dalton Duran, Brenden and Daven Barnett.
She is also survived by two sisters and a brother, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death is her husband and her beloved son, Ernest Duran of Azle, Texas, and two sisters.
American Funeral Services in Colbert are in charge of arrangements. The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Denison. Officiating will be Rev. Stephen J. Mocio.
Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, Texas, beside her husband.
The family has scheduled a family night between the hours of 6 to 8 p.m., with the Rosary at 7 p .m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Funeral Home in Colbert, Okla.
The online register for condolences is www.americanfuneralservice-fh.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat on June 26, 2013