Orfelina Canales, 71, of Texas City, passed away Monday, December 28, 2009, at Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston.
Her family will receive visitors from 7:00 until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 30th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 7:00 pm, led by Father E. J. Stein, OFM.
Orfelina was born May 12, 1938, in Bastrop, Texas. She retired from UTMB after 17 years as a file clerk in the Radiology department. Orfelina loved reading, watching classic movies, swimming, and playing at game rooms. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Texas City and a volunteer for social service organizations such as Communities in Schools.
Orfelina was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Josefa Moreno; grandfather, Arnulfo Moreno; son, David Canales, Sr.; and siblings: Evangelina Arredondo, Robert Moreno, and Humberto Moreno.
She is survived by her daughter, Emelda Ibarra and husband, Victor; sons, Ernest Canales, Jr. and John Joseph Canales; sisters, Elvira Gandara, Bertha Moreno, Josie Laird, Mary Ann Landers, and Theresa Kalsnes and husband, Erling; brothers, Juan “Shorty” Moreno, Jr. and wife, Barbara; Arnold Moreno and wife, Lydia; Manuel Moreno and wife, Nora; and Oscar Moreno and wife, Rosie; grandchildren: Joanna Ibarra, Casie and Nathan Crisp, Victor Juan Ibarra, Nicole Canales, David Canales, Jr., Brett and Ernest Canales, Ryan Canales, and Brandon Canales; great grandchildren: Rylie Crisp and Tyler Cambiano; 125 nieces and nephews; and special friends, Dolores Rubio and Zoila and Audelia Mata.
Orfelina’s family wishes to extend special thanks to the UTMB Staff, Gulf Health Care Center, and Hospice Care Team, Inc. for their compassionate care.