Gabriela "Lela" Perez Vela, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008.

She was born March 18, 1922, to Tiburcio Perez and San Juanita Alvarado Perez. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and a lifelong resident of Robstown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Armando Vela Sr.; and her parents.

She is survived by one daughter, Janie (Oscar) De Leon of Robstown; two sons, Reymundo Vela and Oscar (Victoria) Vela, both of Robstown; one stepdaughter, Andrea Benavides of Corpus Christi; two stepsons, Armando (Virginia) Vela Jr. of San Antonio, and Rodolfo Vela of Aransas Pass; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment followed in Robstown Memorial Park.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.