Alfred, Texas - Maria Guadalupe DeLeon, 73 years of age, passed away April 26, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family and loved ones at her side. She was born September 23, 1943 in Raymondville, Texas to Juan P. Martinez and Santos Rivera Martinez. Maria Guadalupe was a homemaker and dedicated her life to her husband, children and grandchildren. She worked as a nurse’s aide, but left the profession to continue her dedication to her family. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her love, generosity and giving of herself to help others. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Juan P. and Santos R. Martinez; and a sister Juanita Gloria.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years of marriage, Domingo DeLeon of Alfred, Texas, two sons, Jesus Alejandro (Terry) Martinez of New Braunfels, Texas and Agapito Tagle Jr. of Refugio, Texas ; one daughter, Leticia (Victor) Garcia of New Braunfels, Texas; One brother Dolores Martinez and a grandson she raised as a son, Marty (Jesenia) Martinez of Orange Grove, Texas, 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Monday May 1, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. at Rosas Funeral Home with a Holy Rosary being recited at 7:00 P.M. that evening. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00A.M. Tuesday May 2, 2017 at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Orange Grove, Texas. Burial will follow at the Casa Blanca Cemetery of Orange Grove, Texas.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jonavan Tagle, Devin Tagle, Ivan Tagle, Marty Martinez, Joseph Barrientos, and Zach Garcia. Honorary pallbearers will be Alexander Martinez, Agapito ‘Sevy” Tagle, Tyson Tagle and SariahTagle.