Premont, Texas – Genoveva Barrera Leach, 94, passed away Monday April 4, 2011 at her residence in Premont, Texas.

Leach was born on September 13, 1916 to Horacio F. Barrera and Sofia Garcia Barrera in Cibolo Ranch, Duval County.

Leach is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Michael Leach; brothers, Homero, Honorato (Lita), Heberto and Horacio Barrera.

She is survived by her son, John Michael II (Bett) Leach of Oyster Creek, Texas; three daughters, Mary Virginia L. Leyendecker of Premont, Texas, Cecilia Leach (Berry) Hodges of Crosby, Texas, and Elizabeth Sofia Leach of Premont, Texas; a granddaughter, cousin, her in-laws and extended family.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday April 8, 2011 at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard-Williams in Falfurrias, Texas, with visitation starting at 2 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday April 9, 2011 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Premont, Texas.

Burial will follow at the Premont Cemetery.

Visiting Leach’s Memorial at

Arrangements are entrusted to Funeraria Del Angel Howard-Williams of Falfurrias.