FALFURRIAS, Texas - Zulema M. Lara, 71, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2007 in a Kingsville hospital after a long illness. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Eva Moreno and Aurora Montalvo; and by two brothers, Gabriel Mirelez and Alfredo Mirelez Jr.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Ascencion Lara Sr. of Falfurrias, Texas; six sons, Israel Lara, Ascencion Lara Jr., Rodolfo Lara, Roberto Lara and Elijio Lara, all of Falfurrias; two daughters, Soila Montalvo and Adelina Olivarez, both of Falfurrias; two sisters, Luisa M. Arguijo of Riviera, Texas, and Ester Rivera of Falfurrias, Texas; one brother, Fernando Mirelez of Falfurrias, Texas; 30 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2007 at Alaniz Funeral Home of Falfurrias. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Falfurrias. Burial will follow at the Falfurrias Burial Park.

Arrangements entrusted to Alaniz Funeral Home of Falfurrias.