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Submitted by Edgar on January 4, 2014 - 11:10pm
Stella Maldonado DeLeon, 72, of Camp Wood died on Dec. 28, 2013, at her residence. She was born on March 7, 1941, to Lucy and Tomas Maldonado of Uvalde. She married Ernesto DeLeon Sr. on Aug. 22, 1964; together they had three children. At the age of 45, DeLeon received her G.E.D. and attended Amarillo Junior College. She was the director of the Colorado Migrant Council and worked with the Alamo Council of government. She also was the director of and brought to us the Real County Nutrition Center. The family said DeLeon believed in the unity of her family. She led a happy life and was a very strong woman. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, resident of Camp Wood; one son, Ernesto DeLeon Jr. of Camp Wood; two daughters, Elaine DeLeon and husband, Henry Standley, of Camp Wood, and Edna Jane DeLeon of San Antonio; three grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation was held Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Chapel in Camp Wood, with recitation of the Holy rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial was held yesterday at 11 a.m. at the St Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Camp Wood with the Rev. Ken Dakin officiating. Interment followed at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Camp Wood. Pallbearers were Shannon DeLeon Musquiz, Patrick Jose Musquiz, Matthew Castillo, Israel Castillo, Henry Standley and Jose DeLeon Sr. NELSON FUNERAL HOME OF CAMP WOOD, WWW.NELSONFUNERALHOMES.NET
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