Surrounded by her loving family and friends, Lydia Rios Canales, of Mercedes, Texas, was received into His Kingdom on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

She is most remembered for her laughter, her love of her family and friends and her willingness to always help others. Her faith was a source of strength for all who met her.

Lydia was born and raised in Alice, Texas and is survived by her husband Pilar "Bod" Canales of 55 years, her children Patrick Ligori Canales of Harlingen, Texas, Patricia Ludi Gonzales of Austin, Texas, Robert Anthony Canales of Tucson, AZ, her sisters Virginia Azzano of Elgin, Texas and Melissa Rios of McAllen, Texas, her brothers Manuel Rios of Cibolo, Texas, Pete Perez of Alice, Texas and her grandchildren Ciera Bianca Canales of Weslaco, Texas, Diego Lorenzo Canales of Harlingen, Texas, Caleb Ryan and Cole Ryan Gonzales of Austin, Texas, and nine nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 3 to 9 p.m. with a Rosary prayed at 6 p.m. at Garcia & Trevino Funeral Home, Mercedes, Texas. Mass was held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mercedes, Texas. Interment followed at Mercedes Memorial Restlawn.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Garcia & Trevino of Mercedes