PREMONT, Texas - Saturnino Mata Jr., 62, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2007 in a Corpus Christi hospital after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Saturnino and Sofia B. Mata.

Survivors include his wife, Dalia Q. Mata of Premont, Texas; five sons, Jesse Nolan Mata of Falfurrias, Texas, David (Cynthia) Mata of Victoria, Texas, and Danny Quintanilla, Juan Rolando Quintanilla and Jaime Quintanilla, all of Premont Texas; four daughters, Christina Marie Diaz of Victoria Texas, Melissa (Mario Jr.) Munoz of Falfurrias, Herlinda Sofia (Alonzo) Solis of Kingsville Texas, and Maricelda Quintanilla of Amarillo, Texas; two brothers, Ramon (Ombelina) Mata and Roel Mata of Premont, Texas; two sisters, Hilda (Carlos) Garcia of San Antonio, Texas, and Irma (Nick) Lopez of Premont Texas; and 20 grandchildren. A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2007 with visitation beginning at 4 p.m. at Alaniz Funeral Home of Falfurrias. A private memorial service will be held at a later date arranged by the family.

Alaniz Funeral Home of Falfurrias entrusted with arrangements.