Elsa-Maria Elena Juarez, 79, passed away January 4, 2020 at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco. Maria was born November 9, 1940 to Librado and Ramona Benavidez in Mexico. Maria is survived by her sons, Martin Gerardo (Melissa) Juarez, Armando Juarez, and Benito Juarez; daughters, Sylvia (Joe) Deadwyler and Maria Elena Juarez. She is also survived by 27 grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces. Also surviving are her brother, Librado Benavidez, and sisters, Margarita Peralez, Evangelina Ramos, Sara Benavidez Nino, and Delia Gonzalez. Maria is preceded in death by her parents, son, Enrique Tito Juarez and daughter, Maria Elida Liuzza.
Viewing will be Monday, January 6, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Viewing will continue Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Weslaco. Cremation will follow at a later date. Cardoza Funeral Home, 956-262-6744, is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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