Mary Villarrial

Mary Gamboa Villarrial

Monday, June 8th, 2020
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Mary Gamboa Villarrial with family at her side, was called to Savior Lord Jesus Christi on Monday June 8, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Church with Rev. C. Benjamin (Benji) Magnaye as celebrant. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 and Rosary beginning at 7:00p.m. at Oakcrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd, Waco, Texas.

Mary Gamboa Villarrial the daughter of Eulogio Gamboa and Maria Guardiola Gamboa was born on June 3, 1923 in Rosenthal. During the 1929 Depression the family moved to the old Speegleville area and finally to Sandtown, a Mexican community in South Waco. She and her family resided along South First Street and finally at 1100 South 1st Street.

Our mother was devoted to her Catholic faith. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church on the Brazos since a child and later a member of St. Eugene Catholic Church in McGregor for 40 years.

At Saint Francis Catholic Church, Mary was a member of Las Hijas de Maria and was devoted to teaching Catechism to hundreds of children attending St. Francis over the course of 15 years.

She married Dolores LoLo Villarrial on June 15, 1972 in McGregor, Texas. She (Very independent) instantly became a family member of the two oldest Mexican families in McGregor-Oglesby,Texas area, La Familia Leos y La Familia Villarreal/Villarrial.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Martin, Bernardo, Johnnie and Domingo four sisters, Mariana Gamboa Martinez, Lucy Gamboa Romo, Carmen Gamboa Vicniais, Adelida Gamboa and son Ernest D. Gamboa and husband Dolores LoLo Villarrial who passed away a few weeks prior to their 41st Anniversary in 2013.

She is survived by daughter Margaret Gamboa Anderson (Fidel) and son Robert Gamboa (Elisa), ten grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild. She is also survived by her sister Julia Gamboa Garza of Waco, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many friends who loved her and will miss her greatly

Pallbearers: Ernest Gamboa, Eric Gamboa, Brandon Gamboa, Gerald Villarrial, Ernest Romo, Jesse Villarreal, Oscar Villarrial and Billy L. Anthony.

Honorary Pallbearers: Jace Darling, Jacob Tyler Roberts, Eliazar Vallejo, Damien Molina, Dawson Meadows, Hogan Meadows.

Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 |
    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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    Rosary at 7 p.m.
  • Service

    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 10:00am
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    2621 Bagby Avenue
    WACO, TX 76711
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  • Interment

    Oakwood Cemetery
    2124 S. 5th Street
    WACO, TX 76706
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Your niece Chita Romo Villarial and Family

Posted at 02:57pm
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Katherine Turner-Pearson

Posted at 02:24pm
Robert, my heart aches for you and your family. May your many wonderful memories of your mother bring you joy and peace.

~Katherine Turner-Pearson

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Posted at 12:47pm
Our Love and heartfelt Prayers, we will miss our Sweet Aunt. Praise God she is Safely home in the arms of Lord Jesus. Love~Irene Romo Soleymani
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Peace, Prayers and Blessings.
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