Longoria, 73, of Caldwell, died Thursday,
July 4, 1996, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law's,
Alma and Gene Callsen, after fighting a long-term illness.
Vigil services will
be held at 7:00 P.M. Sunday, July 7, 1996, at the Flahiff
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Funeral
Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. Monday, July 8, 1996,
at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Enrique Terriquez
will follow at Hillcrest Memorial
Catalina was born to Lucas Ayala and Balbina
Aguilar on August 6, 1922, in
At age 12 she moved
with her parents to General Trevino, Nuevo Leon, Mexico,
where she was raised and later met and married Elias
Longoria on April 25, 1942.
In 1961 they
moved to Pharr, Texas and later
that same year moved to the
County area where they
settled and reared their children.
in the "fields" for many years and later at J.R. Simplot Co.
where she retired at age 65.
She was loved by
people of all ages, she had many friends and best times were
spent in her home with her children and friends where you
would always find a full house and lots of laughter.
She was the "anchor"
that kept the family together.
She had an "Open
Door" policy where everyone was welcomed and felt at home.
Her laughter will be
greatly missed by her many friends and especially by her
family. Her hobbies
included trips to Jackpot, Mexican Bingo Lottery, tending to
her flowers and music. Her
favorite song was "Los Laureles."
her ten children and their families. Her sons, Gilbert
Longoria and wife, Ofelia, Baltazar Longoria and wife, Meli
and Elias Longoria, Jr., all of Caldwell.
Bertha De Los Santos and husband Juan, Maria Crabtree and
husband, Jerry, Ludivina Cruz, Alma Callsen and Gene and
Imelda Soto and husband, Salvador, all of Caldwell,
Margarita Villarreal and husband Pablo of McAllen, Texas and
Orfelinda Gonzalez and husband Jessie of Edinburg, Texas.
grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, fourteen
great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Two sisters, Estela
Ayala of Chicago, Illinois,
Apolonia Guerra of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and one brother, Lucas Ayala of Chicago, Illinois.
preceded in death by her husband, Elias Longoria, two
daughters, Rosa Imelda and Catalina Longoria, one brother,
Guadalupe Ayala and one son-in-law, Octavio Cruz, Sr.