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Maria Louisa Zamora Gardea

July 25, 1964 ~ September 3, 2021 (age 57)


Maria Louisa Zamora Gardea of Uvalde, Texas passed away on September 3, 2021 at Uvalde Memorial Hospital at the age of 57. She was born on July 25, 1964 in Lubbock, Texas to Jesus Zamora and Paulina Rodriguez. 

Maria lived to serve God. She was a loyal member of Fuente de Aguas Viva church in Uvalde for many years. She married her husband, Leonardo Gardea on May 21, 1992 in Piedras Negras, Coahuila. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She always prayed for her family and friends and community. And now she is rejoicing in God's kingdom living eternal life in Gods glory. 

She is survived by her husband, Leonardo Gardea of Uvalde, Texas; daughters, Anna M. Valdez and husband, Santos of Uvalde, Monica Mendiola of Uvalde, Paula Zamora of Uvalde, Kassandra Gardea and companion, Adrian Guajardo of Hondo, Texas; sisters, Dora Zamora and companion, Eulalio de la Garza of Uvalde, Elida Gonzales of Uvalde, Rachel Aguilar and husband, Miguel Aguilar of Uvalde, and Angie Zamora Baldovino and husband, Sergio of California, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Rosa Elia Zamora; nephew, Jesus Danial Perez; and, mother- in- law, Hortencia F. Gardea.

Visitation for Maria will begin on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A prayer service will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service will be held on September 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.  Interment will follow at Uvalde Catholic Cemetery.   

Pallbearers will be Paulo Mendiola, Paul Mendiola, Jesse Mendiola, Christopher Mendiola, Ivan Camacho, Christian Bravo, Santiago Moreno, and Jonathan Vasquez.

Honorary pallbearers will be Adrian J. Bravo, Alijah Bravo, Anayeli Bravo, Alexander Guajardo, Anahi Guajardo, Ava Guajardo, Joseph Cano, Ivan Camacho Jr., Jaislynn Camacho, Ivalynn Camacho, AnaSophia Moreno, Klaryna Valdez, Ruben Mendiola, Julissa Garcia.


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September 13, 2021

12:00 PM
Rushing - Estes - Knowles Mortuary

Prayer Service
September 13, 2021

7:00 PM
Rushing - Estes - Knowles Mortuary

Funeral Service
September 14, 2021

10:00 AM
Rushing - Estes - Knowles Mortuary

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