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MISSION - Guadalupe Garza Vela, 92, passed away Dec. 29, 2012. She was born in Runge on Dec. 15, 1920.
Raised in La Rosita, she moved to Chicago Heights, Ill. with her husband and children where she lived for almost 50 years before moving to McAllen. She was a Catholic and a member of Damas Guadalupañas and Catholic Action.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Jesus Vela; children, Arnoldo Vela of San Antonio, Ricardo Vela of Indianapolis, Ind. and Noelia Vela of San Marcos, Calif.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held Jan. 2 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Interment followed at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.
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