Matilde Olvera, 91, of La Marque, Texas, she went home to be with our Lord, on Saturday December 23, 2017. She was born in Hamlin, Texas to Ricardo and Carlota Aguirre.
She is preceded in death by parents; husband, Jesus Olvera Sr.; sons, Mateo Ramirez, Jesus Jr, and Roy Olvera.
Survivors include children, Maria Muniz and husband Bill, Maria Flores & husband Carlos Jr, Irma Magtoto and husband Fred, Ernesto Olvera & wife Cynthia, Felix Olvera and wife Cathy; daughters-in-law, Dora Ramirez and Maria Olvera; sister-in-law, Ramona Perez and husband Lorenzo; brothers-in-law, Lupe Olvera and Jose Olvera, numerous grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, great-great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pall bearers will be her grandchildren.
She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by her children.
Visitation will be Wednesday December 27th from 5-7pm followed by a Rosary at 7pm at Carnes Funeral Home-Texas City.
Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday December 28th at 9 a.m. at Queen of Peace in La Marque followed by burial at Grace Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock.
Some of you knew her as Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma or MoMo. Her roles were many. She was the eldest daughter of Ricardo and Carlota Aguirre. She was a sister to San Juana Trevino and Felipe & Ines Aguirr, a wife to Jesse Olvera, a mother to five sons and three daughters, Mateo Ramirez, Ernesto, Jesse Jr, Roy and Felix Olvera, Janie Muniz, Maria Flores and Irma Magtoto. If the numbers weren’t so many I’d name the 21 Grandchildren, 32 Great Grandchildren and 7 Great-Great Grandchildren she leaves behind. It isn’t often in our lives that we come across someone so special that that person stays with you forever. Grandma was that kind of person.
The only way to get hurt in this life is to care; Grandma cared more than most, loved more than most and was made to suffer more than most because of just how much she cared. But no matter how many times she was knocked down or made to endure things that no one should, she just kept coming back; caring more and loving more-opening herself up to even more pain. Yet there were never any complaints or bitterness- it was the only way she knew how to live.
The kind of love Grandma felt for us was a love without condition. She may not have approved of everything we did, may not have liked some of the decisions we made, but she didn’t lecture, she didn’t judge. She just kept loving us, letting us know that she was there if we ever needed her.
She lived a simple life. It didn’t take much to make her happy- a phone, a card a visit or a kiss. We were the most important people in the world to her. She lived to make our lives better and was proud of us.
To think that someone like her felt that way about us should make us all felt that way about us should make us all feel more than just a little good. We can never forget that there is a part of her in each of us.
There have been and will be times in our lives when situations arise where we’ll want so much to talk to her, be with her or ask her just what we should do. I hope that, when those times come, we can begin to look to each other and find that part of her that she gave to each of us.
Maybe we can learn to lean on each other and rely on each other in the ways we always knew that we could with her. Maybe then she won’t seem quite so far away.
I’d like to stop here and take a min and reflect on your favorite memory and your memory in time with Grandma… Because we all know who her favorite is… because we all think we were the favorite… That’s how amazing she was to make us all feel that special LOVE!!!
So for your wisdom, your humor, tenderness and compassion, your understanding, your patience and your love; Thank You Grandma we love you!!!