Orange Grove - Carmen V. Canales, age 83, surrounded by her loving family, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Orange Grove, Texas. She was born in Alice, Texas on October 4, 1933 to Juan and Manuela Vela.

Carmen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice prior to moving to Orange Grove, Texas. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends; lottery scratch-off tickets, and loved playing bingo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roel Canales; her daughter and son-in-law, Nelda and Santos Charles; son-in-law, Adolio Arredondo; grandson, Roel “Kiko” Canales; great-grandson Xavier Liguez, Jr., and great-granddaughter, Destinnee Garcia.

Carmen is survived by her daughters, Mary Arredondo and Norma (Ruben) Flores of Orange Grove, Belinda (Rolando) Liguez of Kingsville, Elma (Armando) Ponce and Linda (Israel) Sanchez of Alice; twenty grandchildren, forty-two great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Pete as Celebrant.

Interment follows at Old Collins Cemetery in Alice.

Condolences for the family may be offered at

Services entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E. Main St., Alice, Texas