Maria Guadalupe Rodriguez Valdez, 77, of Sabinal left this world and was Heaven bound, accompanied by her Angel, on September 29, 2021, from Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Maria was born December 20, 1943 to Juanita and Guillermo Rodriguez. She is survived by her husband of 57 years Rodolfo Valdez Jr. of Sabinal; two sons, Rick Valdez and wife, Joanne of Natalia and Rudy Valdez III of Sabinal; daughter, Sylvia Weaver and husband Forrest “ Bud” Weaver of Sabinal; brother, Guillermo “Willie” Rodriguez and wife, Eileen of Sabinal; 2 great grandchildren, Natalie Carrillo and Santos Esparza; 13 grandchildren, Joshua Valdez, Justin Cabrera, Jennifer Valdez, Mia Valdez, Aiden Valdez, Jennifer Camargo, Nicholas Ram, Jennifer Weaver, Breanna Weaver, Andrew Weaver, Celeste Valdez, Araceli Valdez and Emma Valdez.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Guillermo and Juanita Rodriguez, brothers, Francisco Rodriguez, Manuel Rodriguez; sisters, Amelia Torres, Maria Borrego, Aurora Musquez, Josie Lockwood; grandson Soloman “Austin” Hilbun and her baby Maria Isabel Valdez. She will also be greatly missed by numerous friends, nieces, and nephews. Pallbearers will be Forrest “Bud” Weaver, Joshua Valdez, Mike Carrillo, Jesse Rodriguez, Sammy Lopez, and Lorenzo Hill. Honorary pallbearer will be Nicholas Ram.
Visitation will begin on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal.
A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery.