Aurora G. Velasquez LUBBOCK- Aurora G. Velasquez, 83, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012. Family and friends will gather for fellowship and prayer at 7 p.m. today, November 27, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, 6025 82nd Street. We will celebrate her life at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, at Lake Ridge Chapel. A tribute of Aurora may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family. Aurora was born on December 4, 1928 in San Benito, Texas to Jesus and Rosa Tamez Gonzales. She married Vidal Cantu in November of 1950 and he preceded her in death on November 23, 1978. Aurora married Elias A. Velasquez on October 31, 1981 in Lubbock and he preceded her in death on December 27, 1997. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors include her children, Elizabeth Martinez and husband, Raul, Irma Cantu, Vidal Cantu and wife, Debra, David Cantu and wife, Socorro, Gracie Cantu, Juan Cantu and wife, Maria, Lydia Cantu and husband, Victor, Yolanda Schlueter and husband, Mike, Sammy Cantu, Jesse Cantu and wife, Belinda, Lupe Gomes and husband, Rafael, and Rick Gonzales and wife, Dena; six step-grandchildren; 35 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Aurora is also survived by her siblings, Israel Gonzales, Lydia Gonzales, Sam Gonzales and wife, Janie, and Chuck Gonzales and wife, Evelyn.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2012