Maria M. Valverde, age 49, passed away September 29, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was born September 26, 1967 to Reymundo Vasquez and Petra Amador Vasquez. Maria believed wholeheartedly in education which she earned two Master’s degrees, her first being in Early Childhood Education and the other being in Counseling and Guidance. 

Maria worked for Community Action for 18 years. She later worked as a Pre-K Teacher with Falfurrias Independent School District and a Kindergarten Teacher in the San Diego Independent School District. She later followed her career at the Ben Bolt Independent School District. 

Maria always wanted to make a difference, she enjoyed helping people – including kids, she enjoyed making people smile, and being around her family. Maria was especially known for special bond and her unconditional love she had with her best friend, her daughter Anissa. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Reymundo Vasquez and Petra Amador Vasquez; and one brother, Reynaldo Vasquez.

Maria is survived by her daughter, her guiding light, Anissa Valverde of Alice, Texas; one brother, Reymundo Vasquez Jr. of Iowa; one sister, Lorena Paz (Roger Lopez) of Alice, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Rosas Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 3, 2016 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Roberson Collins Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements entrusted with ROSAS FUNERAL HOME, INC.