Information for Catalina Aguilar Longoria

6 August, 1922 4 July, 1996

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

6 July, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Catalina Longoria

    Catalina A. 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 officiating.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Catalina was born to Lucas Ayala and Balbina Aguilar on August 6, 1922, in Robstown, Texas.  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 Canyon County area where they settled and reared their children.
    Catalina worked 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."  Survivors include 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.  Her daughters, 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.  Twenty 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.
    She was 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.


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