Dominga Mendietta Villanueva, 88 years of age, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in a local nursing home facility. She was born February 3, 1929 to Luis and Martina Adame Mendietta on the King Ranch in Kleberg County. She was a homemaker and a beloved mother and grandmother. She enjoyed family gatherings and spending quality time surrounded with all her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eluterio Villanueva; one son, Martin Villanueva; grandsons, Christopher Villanueva and Santos Villanueva; granddaughter, Ruby Villanueva; daughter in law, Maria Elena Villanueva; two brothers, Guillermo “Willie” Mendietta and Luis Mendietta Jr.; sisters, Nicolasa Guerrero, Agapita M. Davila, Victoria M. Salazar, and Eva Moreno.

Survivors include two sons, Gilberto Villanueva and Jose L. Villanueva; three daughters, Paula (Baldemar) Ramirez, Guadalupe (Aaron Escamilla) Vidal and Johanna (Frank) Gonzalez and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday September 22, 2017 at 5 p.m. at Rosas Funeral Home with a Holy Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Alice, Texas. Burial will follow at the St. James Cemetery of Bishop, Texas.

Rosas Funeral Home entrusted with Arrangements