Maria Isabel Fernandez

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with Reverend Victor Hamon, M.S., celebrant. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, followed by visitation with the family until 8:00 p.m.

Mrs. Fernandez was born April 14, 1912, in Santa Maria, Texas, the daughter of the late Antonia (Sanchez) and Catarino Fernandez. She passed away Thursday, June 5, 2008, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Fernandez was a homemaker, and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Bertha Silguero, Maria Gloria Perez, both of Diboll, and Elida Ruiz of Mexico; son, Andres Perez of Kansas; 17 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and 54 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Javier Silguero, Jeremy Veliz, Roy Rios, Jr., Roberto Roman, Jr., Frany Veliz, Enrique Silguero, Luis Rios and Dominque Rios.

Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, directors