Maria Sara Valverde
July 9, 1936 – December 20, 2017
Sara Valverde, 81, of Bryan, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 in Bryan. A visitation was held Friday evening from 5 to 7 with the Rosary recited at 6pm. Her family and friends will celebrate the Funeral Mass at 1pm, today, Saturday, December 23, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Her cremated remains will be inurned at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery along side her husband at a later date. Monsignor John A. McCaffrey will officiate services. Cremation Life Tribute Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers Bryan-College Station.
Sara was born to her parents Jesus and Juana Reyna Orta in Mexico on July 9, 1936. Her children recall the great mother she was to them and how she would speak her mind to get your attention. Sara was a devoted grandmother to her children and great-grandchildren always with something on the stove ready to serve a meal. Sara will truly be missed, as her menudo will no longer be available at her home. She was a true green thumb and could grow anything given to her or from a cutting of a plant. The most favorite flower she grew best were her roses. It was a joy for her to cart her family around to visit the many, and they mean many garage sales in the Brazos Valley Area. With all the talents of cooking and gardening; she was blessed with being able to dance. And she so loved taking her family out to the La Fiesta Ballroom back in the day. With all these talents, she unconditionally loved her family.
Her husband, John Valverde, her brother, Manuel Orta and her parents all precedes her in death.
She is survived by her children Salvador Orta, Jose Antonio Valverde, Alexandra Valverde, and Angelica Maria Orta, in Mexico; her brother Mateo and wife Aurora Orta; her sisters Celia Cruz, Raquel Lucio Reyna, her six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives, and her most favorite, sweet Chihuahua, CHULA.
In lieu of flowers your memorial donations can be given to Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility – Bryan. Sara’s family is most grateful to hospice for all the love and devoted care she received from her earthly angels.
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