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Maria Reyes Ruvalcaba

d. December 8, 2020

Maria Reyes Ruvalcaba

Services for Maria Reyes Ruvalcaba, 87, of Bridgeport will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at St. Johns Catholic Church in Bridgeport, officiated by Father Reehan Antony. Burial will follow in Eastside Cemetery in Bridgeport. Rosary and visitation will be 6-8 pm Monday, December 14 at Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Maria passed away Tuesday, December 8 in Decatur.

She was born January 6, 1933 in La Pastoria, Zac. Mexico to Guadalupe and Monica (Frutos) Ruvalcaba.

Maria married at age 14 and was widowed at the young age of 35 and raised five children on her own, with the youngest being only three years old. She learned quickly how to make a living off the farm and soon became adept at all her endeavors.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking. She was also a farmer/rancher and much preferred being outside, whether herding and milking cattle, gathering eggs from her brood of chickens, or feeding the pigs.

She had oxen to help during planting season, and produced a good harvest year after year. She was known in her community for producing fresh queso.

She was a generous sort and always thinking of who might be in need of a fresh, hot meal, and could often be seen making these deliveries.

As grandchildren came along, they followed her every move, learning life on the farm. They, like their grandmother, learned how to milk, gather the eggs, feed the pigs, and work alongside Maria during the vegetable harvest season.

Maria leaves behind children Irene Carrillo and husband Guadalupe of California, Luis Gonzalez and wife Primitiva of Mexico, Urbano Gonzalez and wife Ramona of Bridgeport, and Alfredo Gonzalez and wife Maria of Bridgeport; 17 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Tomas Gonzalez; and children Cristino and Silvia Gonzalez.

Los servicios para Maria Reyes Ruvalcaba, 87, de Bridgeport serán a las 2:00 pm, martes 15 de diciembre de 2020 en la Iglesia Católica St. Johns en Bridgeport, oficiada por el Padre Reehan Antony. El entierro seguirá en el cementerio de Eastside en Bridgeport. El rosario y las visitas serán de 6 a 8 pm el lunes 14 de diciembre en Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home en Bridgeport. María falleció el martes 8 de diciembre en Decatur.

Nació el 6 de enero de 1933 en La Pastoria, Zac. México a Guadalupe y Monica (Frutos) Ruvalcaba.

María se casó a los 14 años y quedó viuda a la temprana edad de 35 y crió a cinco hijos por su cuenta, y el más joven tenía solo tres años. Aprendió rápidamente cómo ganarse la vida de la granja y pronto se convirtió en una experta en todos sus esfuerzos.

Ella era una ama de casa a la que le gustaba cocinar. También era granjera / ganadera y prefería estar al aire libre, ya sea pastoreando y ordeñando ganado, recolectando blanquillos de su cría de pollos o alimentando a los cerdos.

Tenía bueyes para ayudar durante la temporada de siembra y producía una buena cosecha año tras año. Era conocida en su comunidad por producir queso fresco.

Ella era un tipo generoso y siempre pensaba en quién podría necesitar una comida fresca y caliente, y a menudo se la podía ver haciendo estas entregas.

A medida que llegaban los nietos, la seguían cada movimiento, aprendiendo la vida en la granja. Ellos, como su abuela, aprendieron a ordeñar, recolectar blanquillos, alimentar a los cerdos y trabajar junto a María durante la temporada de cosecha de verduras.

María deja atrás a sus hijos Irene Carrillo y su esposo Guadalupe de California, Luis González y su esposa Primitiva de México, Urbano González y su esposa Ramona de Bridgeport, y Alfredo González y su esposa María de Bridgeport; 17 nietos; y 32 bisnietos.

Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres, esposo Tomás González; y los niños Cristino y Silvia González.

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Past Services

Rosary & Visitation

Monday, December 14, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home

1401 Halsell St, Bridgeport, TX 76426

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm

St. Johns Catholic Church

1801 Irvin St, Bridgeport, TX 76426

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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