Hortencia Perez Casas
Hortencia Perez Casas
  • August 28, 1932 - November 14, 2017
  • Corpus Christi, Texas

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Hortencia Perez Casas went to be with Our Lord on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the age of 85. She was born and raised in San Diego, TX and resided in Corpus Christi, TX. Hortencia was a devoted Catholic and Parishioner at Our Lady of Pilar Catholic Church and was a member of The Pilar Prayer Group and Spanish lector for Saturday Masses. She was also an excellent cook and was best known for her famous menudo that was served at the church fall festivals every year. She was also a grand supporter of Our Lady of Guadalupe Society of Most Precious Blood Church and the Federation of Our Lady of Guadalupe Society in the Diocese of Corpus Christi.

Hortencia worked for West Oso ISD cafeteria as a baker for over 20 years. She was a dedicated West Oso Band and football booster mom for many years. In her spare time she played the guitar and sang with a trio group (Las Madrugadoras). On several occasions her group was invited to perform a The Folk Life Festival in San Antonio, TX. Mom would look forward to the weekends when her and dad would go to Conjunto dances and spend time at the ranch in Freer, TX. She also loved to sew and enjoyed making her children and grandchildren baby pillows.

She is preceded in death by her late husband, Gabriel Casas Sr. of 54 years. Surviving are her children, Javier (Zenona) Casas, Juan Gabriel (Laura) Casas, Ernesto (Diana) Rojas, Enrique (Brinda) Rojas, Juanita (Rob) Cookson and Evanjelina Morris; sisters, Santos (Noe) Salinas, Hope (John) Nelson and Gloria Martinez; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and true friend, Little Ben.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a holy rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm that same evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Pilar Catholic Church with interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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