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Maria Valdez

Feb 11 1927 - Nov 12 2009

Mrs. Maria Valdez, age 82, of McKinney, Texas passed away November 12, 2009, in McKinney. She was born on February 11, 1927, in Robstown, Texas to Santiago and Dominga (Gonzalez) Villarreal. She was married to Ilario Cruz Péna, who preceded her in death on July 29, 1993. Mrs. Valdez was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. She is survived by her children, Emma Ayala and husband, Lupe of McKinney; Raymond Valdez and wife, Margaret of Kenosha, Wisconsin, David Valdez and wife, Sandra also of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Danny Péna and wife, Carrie Allen, Texas, Elizabeth Melendez and husband, Carlos, and Rene Péna and girlfriend, Diana all of McKinney; stepchildren, Robert Péna and wife, Nilda and Frank Péna all of Corpus Christi, Texas, Richard Péna of Mesquite, Texas, Maria Ana Blanco and husband, Jacinto of McKinney; 22 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Louisa Guerra of Kenosha, Wisconsin and Carolina Trevino of McKinney; brother, Santiago Villarreal, Jr. and wife, Rita of Farmersville, Texas. She was preceded in death by her stepson, JoseMaria Péna. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, November 14, 2009, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in McKinney with Fr. Cruz Calderon officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends for a visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m., Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home with a rosary service beginning at 7:00 p.m.
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