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Rosa Maria Galvan

July 29, 1930 — August 14, 2023

Rosa Maria Galvan

Born: July 29, 1930; Deceased: August 14, 2023

Rosa Maria Galvan was born on July 29, 1930, in Muzquiz, Coahuila Mexico.

She left her earthly home in Hondo, Texas, to reunite with her beloved husband, Roque Galvan, Jr., whom she stayed devoted to since their wedding in 1954.

Rosa Maria and Roque settled in Hondo, Texas, in 1956 to then raise their five children, which were their pride and joy.

Instilling hard work ethics from the beginning, Rosa Maria worked in the field and as a home manager to ensure that her children would be given every opportunity to dream and choose their paths.

Throughout her entire life, Rosa Maria has always been a loving, resilient, and prayerful woman, sister, mother, Tita, Tia, Guadalupana, and friend.

Known for her feisty spirit and even stronger prayers, Rosa Maria lived life on her own terms.

From her fierce love of her children, grandchildren (nietos), and countless adoptive family members, Rosa Maria taught everyone to pray and love others, whether it was in the food she cooked or her willingness to just be there for others in their times of need.

Rosa Maria was a devout Catholic and Guadalupana, always praying to God and Jesus with the intercession of the Virgen de Guadalupe.

True to her own name and the Virgen, Rosa Maria often said "yes" to God's will.

As a spirit-filled woman, Rosa Maria taught others to never be afraid to ask the Virgen for help and to thank God for all His blessings.

Rosa Maria, also, had no problem telling others "I told you so" when her prayers for you were answered.

Rosa Maria was creative, witty, funny, loved to enjoy life, and make jokes whenever she could.

Rosa Maria especially loved her nietos (grandchildren).

The pride she carried for her nietos to become living embodiments of her wildest dreams was something she would often remind each one of them as she gave kisses and bendiciones during goodbyes after visits.

Rosa Maria's love, servant heart, prayers, faith, meals, warmth, hugs, laughter, and mischief now live within everyone who knows and loves her.

Rosa Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Roque Galvan, Jr. and her parents, Jose Ibarra-Sanchez and Isabel Flores Maldonado de Ibarra and siblings Alberto, Jose, Bernardino, Juan, Guadalupe, Armando, Jovita, and survived by sister María Olga Ibarra de Rendón and sister-in-law Elsa María Martinez de Ibarra.

She is survived by her children Hector J. (Melinda) Galvan, Yolanda (Howard) Ortiz, Baldemar (Liza) Galvan, Delma (Jesse III) Arcos, and Reynaldo (Kathrine) Galvan.

And survived by her grandchildren Amber Rose (Patrick) Osier, Matthew (William McJunkin) Galvan, Christine Dianne (Tim) Wheeler, Tiffany M. (Em Garcia) Galvan, Kayla C. (Isaac) Rodriguez, Nina M. Galvan, Roman Galvan, Katherine D. Arcos, Jesse (Roxanne) Arcos IV, Michelle (Richard) Perez, Kylie N. (Leslie) Rosales, five great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Friday, August 18, 2023, at Hondo Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., followed by recitation of the rosary at 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church on Friday, August 18, 2023, beginning at 1:00p.m. Services will conclude following Mass.

The family would also like to extend warm thank yous to the compassionate healthcare teams of Community Care Center of Hondo, Alamo Hospice Care, and Medina Healthcare Systems for watching over and loving Rosa Maria during her final days.

Services are under the direction of Hondo Funeral Home.



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Friday, August 18, 2023

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