+MARIA PEDROZA, Mother of Brother Knight Randy Pedroza, Council 12601, Cameron, Austin Diocese
Posted Jun 07, 2012
by Agnes Sullivan
Submitted by Ken Driska, District Deputy 116, Loft, Texas, Austin Diocese
Please pray for the repose of the soul of +MARIA PEDROZA, mother of Brother Knight Randy Pedroza, the Recorder for Council 12601 in Cameron, Texas.
+Maria Louisa Vasquez Pedroza was born January 31, 1937, in Bartlett, Texas. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, at the age of 75 on June 6, 2012 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Mary married Guillermo (John) Pedroza, Sr., in 1951 and was a lifelong resident of Granger, Texas. They were married for 29 years before Guillermo passed away suddenly. From their union 8 children were born. During her lifetime she worked as a seamstress at the J.M. Woods Manufacturing of Temple, Fashinn’s of Texas in Taylor and the Ca-Ce-Len Manufacturing Co. in Granger. She went to work at the Wal-Mart in Taylor when it first opened. Mary worked for Wal-Mart in the fabrics department and then as a cashier until she retired after 15 years of service. Mary was an active member of the Saint Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Granger. She and her husband taught catechism classes for over 20 years. She was also a member of the Guadalupana’s women’s group at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Taylor. Mary was very strong in her faith and loved to share her beliefs with family and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Guillermo Pedroza, Sr., son Johnny Ambrose Pedroza, parents Pedro and Francisca Vasquez, son-in-law Robert Lopez, Sr., granddaughter Angelica Pedroza, brothers Johnny Vasquez, Frank Vasquez and sister Manuela Lopez. She is survived by her children, daughters Alice and husband Ed Mares of Temple, Vickie Pedroza Owens of Tennessee. Sons, Randy and wife Gloria Pedroza of Milano, Andrew Pedroza of Round Rock, Guillermo Jr. (William) and wife Becky Pedroza of Taylor, David and wife Linda of Round Rock, Joseph and wife Stacey of Thorndale, and daughter-in-law Linda Pedroza of Troy. Grandchildren (23) are Johnny J. and wife Lillie Pedroza, Mark Pedroza, Robert Lopez, Jr. and wife Stephanie, Erik Lopez, Christopher Nolan, Amber and husband Leroy Phelps, Brandon Lara, Sarah Pedroza, Randy Pedroza, Elizabeth Pedroza, Austin Owens and wife Julie, Stuart Owens, Andrea Maffia and husband Steven, Anna Pedroza, Andrew Pedroza, Jr., Sebastian Pedroza, Lance Pedroza, Chloe Pedroza, Isaac Pedroza, Gavin Pedroza, Danielle Pedroza and Jacob Pedroza. Great-grandchildren (13) are Gabriel, Evan, Taylor, Cooper, Abcidee, Nathan, Gavin, Kaylee, Christian, Lexy, Tory, Danika, and Aiden. Brothers and Sisters are Charlie Vasquez, C.E. Vasquez, Becky Valdez, Josie Velasquez, Guadalupe Trevino, Yolanda Scanlon, Janie Solis and Linda Gastelum. There are also numerous nephews and nieces that were very special to her. Mary was known to many as Momo Mary to her grandchildren and numerous friends of the family. She enjoyed having her family come together to share in good food and each other’s company.
ROSARY - FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. will be held at Providence Funeral Home, 807 Carlos Parker Blvd NW Taylor, TX 76574 (512) 352-5909 on in Taylor.
MEMORIAL SERVICE - SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. will be held at the Saint Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Granger, 100 N. Brazos Granger, TX 76530, (512) 859-2223 with VISITATION at 9:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Granger where she will join her husband Guillermo Pedroza, Sr.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters; He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death; I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the House of the Lord forever. Amen.”
“El Señor es mi pastor; yo no desearé. El maketh mí acostarme en pastos verdes; El leadeth mí al lado de las aguas quietas; El restoreth mi alma; El leadeth mí en los senderos de la rectitud para la consideración de Su nombre. Si aunque ando por el valle de la sombra de la muerte; yo no temeré mal; para Usted el arte conmigo; Tu barra y Tu personal que me alivian. Usted preparest una mesa antes de mí en la presencia enemigos míos; Usted anointest la cabeza con el petróleo, mi runneth de taza sobre. Sin duda bondad y misericordia me seguirán todos los días de mi vida; y habitaré en casa del Señor para siempre. Amén”.
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Your Friend in Christ,
Coordinator of the Prayer Program for the Knights of Columbus Texas State Council
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