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Gloria Erlinda Arizmendi
March 21, 1936  -  June 12, 2017


Gloria Erlinda Arizmendi of Uvalde passed away on June 12, 2017 at Uvalde Memorial Hospital at the age of 81. She was born on March 21, 1936 in Blewett, Texas to Palemon and Maclovia (Mirelez) Martinez.

Mrs. Arizmendi worked for 36 years with the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, she also taught C.C.D. for 15 years at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She volunteered at numerous facilities such as Uvalde Food Pantry, St. Henry De Oso Family Project, Sacred Heart Catholic Church (as a money counter) and Amistad Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was also a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 479.

Mrs. Arizmendi was very active in attending functions for all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren . She was known to be an avid San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys fan. According to her family, she would never miss an episode of the Bachelorette or Dancing with the Stars.

She is survived by her daughters, Mimo Alejandro, Diana Ortega and husband, Valentin, Dooley Cardona and Jeannie Arredondo and companion, Roy Samarripa; sisters, Elsa Arizmendi and Olivia Gonzales all of Uvalde; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A rosary will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Alejandro, Mandy Cardona, Alfredo Cardona, Angie Arredondo, Iris Arredondo, Orlando Ortega and Joann Navarro. Honorary pallbearers will be Mauricio Alejandro, Carissa Alejandro, Alyssa Prado, Anissa Prado, Derrick Cardenas, Diego Cardenas, Dylan Cardenas, Lexy Padilla, and Darian Rivera.

In lieu of flower donations may be made to Uvalde Food Pantry or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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