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Interment following funeral service

Hondo Cemetery
Thursday February 4th, 2021

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Thursday February 4th, 2021
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Thursday February 4th, 2021

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Ernestina Alarcon

Ernestina Rivera Alarcon entered Heaven’s gates on January 29, 2021 at the age of 86. She was born on March 26, 1934 to Gilberto and Angelica Rivera in Zaragoza, Coahuila, where she grew up. In her late teens, she met the love of her life, Felix N. Alarcon, they married and moved to Sonora, Texas to begin their life together, later establishing permanent residence in Hondo, Texas. Felix and Ernestina raised 6 loving children and she always took pride in being an amazing housewife, loving Mother and Grandmother. Known as Welita or Wita-Con, everyone knew there was always something good to eat in her kitchen, especially her famous breakfast seasoned French fries.

Ernestina always enjoyed attending family and community events, mingling with people and had a unique sense of humor, always appreciating a good joke. She will be greatly missed by all, but with her unyielding faith in God, we know that we will all be reunited in heaven.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years Felix N. Alarcon, sister: Serapia (“Pita”) Fernandez, brothers Gilberto Rivera and Domingo Rivera. She is survived by sisters Maria De Jesus (“Chita”) Deleon, Natalia Fraga, Benita Rivera, Socorro Torres (Ricardo) and devoted Sister in Law Maria Mercedes (“Chedes”) Alarcon;  brothers Santiago Rivera, Jose M. Rivera and Juan Rivera. Her daughters Evangelina Alarcon Reil (Henry), Maria A. Hernandez, Gloria R. Alarcon-Berry (Spencer); sons Felix R. Alarcon Jr. (Kathy), Ernesto R. Alarcon (Misako) and Omar Alarcon. Ernestina was also blessed with 14 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren. She will also be greatly missed by her beloved parrot “Paco.”

Pallbearers: Felix Alarcon Jr., Alexander Alarcon, Derrick Alarcon, Ernesto Alarcon, Adan Alarcon, Omar Alarcon

Honorary Pallbearers: Alijah Alarcon and Aiden Alarcon

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021, with a rosary recited at 11:00 a.m. at Hondo Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Hondo Funeral Home. An interment will follow at Hondo Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Hondo Funeral Home.

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87 while in Heaven was what I thought about all day. A plan to meet, a plan to eat like we used to do back in the day. In our hearts and in our thoughts your light forever shining. One day at a time the days will pass but your Love will keep reminding. Memories come and memories go like the sunrise and sunset. They reoccur when we all meet to make sure no one forgets. Madre mia hoy es tu dia el 26 del Mez de Marzo como gustaria tenerte aqui para darte mil bezos y abrazos. Con lagrimas y sonrisas pasamos el dia porque nosotros te queremos tanto Feliz cumple Aos festejamos tu dia con Daddy y Dios a tu lado. Happy Birthday Madrecita Linda con mucho cario y amor de parte de Tu Gloria

Tu hija, tu Gloria Mar 27 2021 12:00 AM

Madre como te extrao. Con las esperanzas me quede que ya hibas a regresar aqui con migo y lograste la meta de regresar a tu casa.. en el cielo ya estas en La Gloria juntita con mi Deddy. Mami tu Me decias "Tu Papa me esta haciendo una casa en el cielo y cuando ya esta lista el viene por mi" ... 10 aos esperaste y aunque tu Gloria aqui esta llorando por tu aucensia se que tu estas feliz y en paz juntita con mi Deddy. Gracias por ser tan buena conmigo todo lo que soy lo Debo a ti y mi Deddy. Mami te fuiste sabiendo que yo te queria mucho.. vale mas que no te olvides de mi Mami. Siempre te voy hablar y nunca te olvidare. Que Dios te Bendiga y un Dia con el favor de Dios los reunimos para que tu y mi Deddy me digan esas palabras.. "Eres tu mi Gloria??" Y yo te contesto.. "Si! Yo soy tu Gloria.. ya llegue" ... Por mientras aqui con mucho sentimiento te extrao mucho pero se que estas conmigo porque sabes queTe quiero Mami. Este amor nunca se acaba.

Tu hija, tu Gloria Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM

My grandma was an important part of all of our lives growing up. No doubt that we all felt like our chain was broken as she was the clasp that held all of us together by her existence. But I wanted to tell yall how much of an impact she had on my life personally.

Of course it was a unique situation for my mom and gma to be pregnant at the same time. Me and my uncle Omar were exactly 6 months apart so I grew up with her as a second mom as well. From sending me off on the school bus at 5 yrs old on 14th street to always feeding us hungry teenagers after school at "la loma", she always gave so much of herself never asking for anything in return. As she once put it, "aqui, todo en esta casa es gratis........no precupation!" Her reward was having all of us together in her presence. She was even referred to as "mom" by my neighbor and future bff Marisol. One reason was because of her cooking. But for Marisol, it was her famous beans to the point where sometimes I'd think she was coming over to play with me, but it was only for her delicious beans...and her famous orange, sweet and spicy french fries she had ready for us as a snack ...or her famous air pancakes she made so superthin to where we could eat like 20 and never get full...or her homemade tortillas she used to make that I'd have the butter on standby, but not before pointing out, "mira, mira la cara nia". Guess EVERYTHING DOES TASTE BETTER AT GRANDMAS HOUSE!

She clothed me, fed me, always including me on little vacays or trips.to Mexico and Port Aransas...now those trips were "A trip" to say the least...since my welito always drove, she was the disciplinarian and of course could only tolerate so much of me, Omar, and Gloria's antics and nonstop laughing with Omar usually getting the dreaded, "Apasijuate!!!" Or sometimes without warning, we'd see the hand of death reaching over the seat shrugging Omar's shoulder followed by sitting him front and center between my welito and her watchful eye. Meanwhile, me and gloria taunting him saying, "agha...te regaaron!!". Those trips were priceless!

Just like we all thought of her as mom, she even gave us her own little pet names. For example, I was "Nia", Omar was her "mulachito", Anicia was "la muequa", aracelli may have been "nana" if I remember... My point is she always kept us close to her heart with those terms of cario.

And that's what I think I will miss the most, not being able to hear her sweet voice calling me "nia". I will miss her not letting us leave without asking, "no quieres un taquito!", or "La vitamina" or her calling us in when it was getting to l8 to play outside by her classic way.

I have dreaded this day forever, but only our Highest Power knows the time of our finality. With my welita, her destiny has always been to reunite with her soulmate Felix Alarcn in paradise as the most asked question was "when will I see him again?" Even with her Alzheimer's progressing, she waited with patience and hope and so I feel she is finally at peace now. It is true what they say, "Death is like a thief in the night" because we never know when....but it still amazes me how she never showed any fear. She was always so funny and kept her witty sense of humor, never complaining. But, deep down we knew that her longing to be with her love was like a flame that burned eternally. We are just grateful to God that she passed away peacefully and that the promise made on my welito's death bed to always take care of her until the very end was kept. Thank you to my mom, aunts, and uncles for the sacrifices made because it was done out of love and always with the very best of intentions. I just want to say how much I appreciate ya'lls committment to that promise and will never take it for granted. It goes without saying how much welito would be very pleased watching from Heaven so thought I'd acknowledge your acts of dedication which are a reflection of how welita brought us all up to be: selfless, caring, loving, and devoted. I also want to say thank you to everybody for all the heartfelt sympathies and condolences shared through texting, phone calls, and over fb by our local friends and family as well as from Mexico, California, Del Rio, San Antonio, and Houston. We will always want one more day with our Welita but then that would take away from being where she belongs so we just have to live in the cherished memories she made for us to look back and comfort us and trust that one day we will embrace her again in God's Paradise.

Love you always welita..... de parte de t Nia por siempre.

Yvette Barrientes Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM

86 years
86 years you walked on this earth
86 years of laughter
86 years of created memories

Out of those 86 years I was only able to spend and cherish 18 of them with you
So, Thank you for the 6,570 days
Although its not big of a number I only hoped you had one more year.

One last time to spend with you
One last time to hug you
And One last time to see your contagious smile
Just One more year with you and my wish would be granted

My wish for you to meet my first born

Unfortunately the way life works, we cant have another year and thats okay because I know you will always be a guardian angel watching over us.

Im saddened this day has come but I know Ill find peace knowing you arent in pain anymore but in a safe place now.

As I come to the end of my reading i just want to say one last thing, welita its time to go home to your husband and spend a lifetime of years together.

Although This isnt goodbye, because I know you are always going to be right here. So until We are reunited again, I love you forever.

Jade Barrientes Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernestina Alarcon

Marisol Castillo Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM