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Maria Eduvigen Gomez

Dec 28, 1935 - Jun 12, 2021 (Age 85)

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My Dearest Sister Love You Always See You One Day Save A Place For Me. Julia Cantu

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering You Always My Beloved Sister I'm Far Away But My Heart Is With You Love You Always Your Sister Julia Gomez Cantu

My sincere condolences to all family members. She was a very kind lady that i had the pleasure of knowing as i was a Poteet City Employee working with Jesse Flores for 18 1/2 years. May she RIP and Let The Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her. May the family find comfort and peace throughout this very difficult time. God bless you all !

Rest In Peace my beautiful aunt you will be missed I will always remember you for being the best cook love you Tia Nena from all the Castillo family your niece Tencha Castillo

In loving memory of a wonderful Aunt. We will love you and miss you always.


Maria's Obituary

Maria Eduvigen Gomez, age 85 of Poteet, peacefully passed on June 12, 2021, in Eagle Lake, Texas after a difficult, but short battle with bone cancer.

Affectionately known as Nena, she was born on Saturday, December 28, 1935, to Angel Gomez, Jr. and Eduvigen (Esquibel) Gomez in Poteet, Texas.

Nena's mother died of cancer at a young age.  As a result, Nena left her schooling in the fourth grade to help provide for her siblings.  As a pre-teen, she was a nanny for the children of South Texas ranch families.  As she grew older, she became a seamstress; waitressed and cooked in restaurants, and often traveled as a migrant farmworker laboring in harsh conditions.  Oftentimes, she held three jobs, a sacrifice she made without hesitation.

She later opened Nena's Snack Shack in Poteet, Texas where the community enjoyed her $1.50 burgers, carne guisada tacos, and strawberry shortcake.  She worked six days a week.  She spent her off day, Sunday, visiting family and friends distributing food and gifts.  She had little but gave much.  She loved to garden and care for her plants.  When she retired, she spent her days enjoying her family.

Prior to the bone cancer, she survived breast cancer and never complained about the pain and struggle.  She was very spiritual and could recite every prayer to every saint.  She had a tough life, but she was a tough, independent woman.  She will be very much missed.

Maria is survived by her daughter, Janie Hernandez, and husband Samuel; son, Jesus Flores Jr. and wife RoseAnn, and grandchildren, Melissa Ann Landin, Kristy Marie Wager, Jesus Flores III, and Sabrina Lee Flores. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Cecily Hernandez, Samuel Zamora, Nina Flores, Natalya Flores, Neaveh Flores, Nayleen Flores, Azalea Gonzales, Lazarus Gonzales, and Cornelio Landin Jr.; brother, Frank Cerda, and sisters, Julia Cantu, and Hortencia "Tencha" Garza.

Maria was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jose Angel Gomez; sisters, Delia Borrego, and Elojia Gomez; infant son, Ricky Guerra, and grandson, Gene Anthony Leal.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 W. Oaklawn Road in Pleasanton from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 10:00 am at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 274 Avenue H in Poteet. Interment will follow in Willborn Cemetery, off Amphion Road outside Poteet.

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