Elvira Valero Rodriguez, 93, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at Kindred Hospital in Pasadena.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Monday, January 7th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father John Paul Flajole, OFM, as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston.
The family will receive visitors after 5:00 pm, Sunday, January 6th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will be held at 6:30 pm, led by Father John Paul Flajole, OFM.
Elvira was born June 5, 1914, in Saltillo, Mexico. At a very young age she and her mother, brother, and sister moved to Galveston. Later in her adult life, Elvira became a U.S. citizen. She met her husband, Rosalio “Roy” Rodriguez, during World War II, while he was serving in the U.S. Army. They married and settled in Galveston. After a few years in Galveston, they built a home in Pasadena and moved there with their two young children, Rose and Roy, Jr. Both Elvira and her husband were the most loving and caring people anyone could imagine. They always opened their hearts and home to family, friends, and strangers in need. They gave of what they had, but most important, they gave those things that money could not buy: love and kindness. Elvira enjoyed a full life with her husband, children, and grandchildren. After 58 beautiful years of marriage, Elvira’s husband passed away on May 16, 1998. She went to be with him on January 2, 2008.
Elvira is preceded in death by her husband, Rosalio (Roy) Rodriguez; parents, Genaro and Juanita Valero; brother, Genaro; and sister, Carmen.
Elvira will be greatly missed by her surviving family and friends: daughter, Rose Lorfing and husband, Young; son, Rosalio (Roy) Rodriguez, Jr. and wife, Christina; sister, Margaret Davila; grandchildren: Fred Martinez, Michael Martinez and wife, Christi; Jimmy Rodriguez and wife, Denise; and Joel Rodriguez; two great grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Fred Martinez, Michael Martinez, Jimmy Rodriguez, Joel Rodriguez, Luis Alvarez, Erasmo Herrera, Andrew Rosas, and Daniel Wood.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the Windsong Nursing Home in Pearland and the Kindred Hospital Staff in Pasadena for the compassionate care they gave to Elvira.