Floral 22

Elida S. Villarreal

July 2, 1921 ~ August 18, 2020 (age 99)


Elida S. Villarreal, 99, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  She was born on July 2, 1921 to the late Alfonso and Carmen Aguirre Salinas in San Benito, Texas.

Elida was a proud graduate of San Benito High School and a die-hard Greyhound football fan.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Jose T. Villarreal, her daughter Carmen, and her sister Virginia Carrera.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Mary Lou (Ray) Saldaña, Joe (Alice) Villarreal, Diana (Arturo) Farías, Minerva (Onésimo) López, and Peter (Alicia) Villarreal.  Elida also leaves behind 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 5 great great-grandchildren.

Elida’s family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at San Benito Funeral Home. A recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7 o’clock on Thursday evening. (The recitation of the Holy Rosary service may be viewed online by clicking the link below.) 

A graveside service will take place on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Mont Meta Memorial Park.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 W. Business 77, San Benito, Texas 78586.  956.291.4178 www.sanbenitofuneralhome.com.

All guest must wear a facial covering and maintain social distancing while visiting the funeral home.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Elida S. Villarreal, please visit our floral store.


August 20, 2020

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
San Benito Funeral Home
1400 W. Highway 77
San Benito, TX 78586

Recitation of the Holy Rosary
August 20, 2020

7:00 PM
San Benito Funeral Home
1400 W. Highway 77
San Benito, TX 78586

Video is available for this event

Graveside Service
August 21, 2020

2:00 PM
Mont Meta Memorial Park
N. Hwy 345
San Benito, TX 78586

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