Ernestina Reyes Maresch passed away peacefully in her home with her loving family by her side on Monday September 20, 2021, at the age of 95. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend who will be dearly missed by all whom knew and loved her.
She was a distinguished, dedicated, and hard-working women who owned and managed the well-known Reyes Café. Ernestina was active in various activities and organizations of our community. She represented Alice as an Ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce. She was always very generous and ready to help, guide, and assist anyone in need. She was a lifetime member of St Joseph Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. Lately she enjoyed the drive to the Bluntzer Fruit Stand where she would walk around and select her own choice of fruits and the drives to the valley just to go get Delia’s tamales; but most of all, she enjoyed bird watching as she sat in her beautiful back yard waiting to see her favorite birds, the Cardinals.
Ernestina is proceeded in death by her husband, Sterling Maresch; her parents, Marcos Reyes and Cruz Ramirez Reyes; brothers, Juan ”Johnny” Reyes, Amado Reyes and Gilberto Reyes; sisters, Esther Reyes Rangel, Julia Reyes Garcia. Lorenza Reyes Andrade, Olivia Reyes Cuellar, and Minerva Reyes Trevino.
Left behind to cherish her memory is her nephew whom she helped raise as her son, Romeo Marcus (Monica) Rangel, and their daughters whom she helped raise and loved like granddaughters, Kimberly, Anica, and Danielle; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
The family will receive condolences on Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Trevino Funeral Home, 120 E. Front St., Alice, Texas; with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 6:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, September 27,2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 10:00 AM followed with Rite of Committal and Interment at New Collins Cemetery.
Honoring Ernestina as pallbearers are Jacob Cuellar, Justo Gonzalez, Elian Gonzalez, Mando Arriola, Rene Hernandez, and Mauricio Hinojosa.
The Family extends a most sincere thank you to the doctors and nurses who cared for Ernestina; and especially to Nurse Silver, who went beyond the call of duty to tend to her.
Face masks must be worn, and social distancing must be practiced while attending funeral services due to the current pandemic.
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