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SANTA ELENA - Heralio Olivarez, 87, passed away April 7, 2012 at Mission Regional Medical Center. He was born January 21, 1925 at Sal Colorada Ranch. He served in the U.S. Army, Company G 145th Infantry 37th Buckeye Division during WWII. He fought in the Pacific Theater in the Philippines, Northern Solomon Islands and Luzon. He earned the rank of Private First Class, was a 1st Gunner Scout, and received the bronze star for valor. He worked for 33 years at Sun Oil Gas Plant until his retirement when he settled into ranching. He was an avid deer hunter and looked forward to hunting season.
Heralio is proceeded in death by his wife of 58 years Lucila Hilda Montalvo Olivarez, his father Leocadio Olivarez, mother Paula S. Olivarez, sister Maria O. Madrigal, and two brothers Israel and Jose Hernan Olivarez.
He is survived by his children Norma O. Juarez of San Isidro, TX and Orlando (Anna) Olivarez of Mission, TX., four grandchildren: Nori O. Juarez of Keller, TX. Denise (Jason) McCullum of McAllen, TX., Orlando E. Olivarez Jr., and Rene A. Olivarez both of Mission, TX., two great grandsons: Omar Luis Olivarez of Delmita, TX., and Owen Grant McCullum of McAllen, TX., sisters Ofelia O. Laurel of McAllen, TX., and Guadalupe Olivarez of Santa Elena, TX.
A visitation was held yesterday, April 9, 2012, from 10 AM to 9:00 PM with a rosary recited at 7 PM the same evening. Visitation will continue today, April 10, 2012 from 9 AM till 10:30 AM at which time the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at San Isidro Catholic Church in San Isidro, TX. Interment will follow at Olivarez Family Cemetery 1 mile North of La Gloria. Hernandez Funeral Home of Rio Grande City is in charge of Funeral Services.
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Published in The Monitor from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2012
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