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.