2017-06-08 / Obituaries

Louisa Basquez Villanueva

Funeral services for Louisa Basquez Villanueva, 70, of Giddings, Texas,were held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings with Father Uche Andeh officiating.

Louisa Basquez Villanueva was born on July 7, 1946 in Paige, Texas to Benito and Crespina (Castro) Basquez. She had worked at Invader Boat Factory and LF Manufacturing and retired as an MHMR houseparent with Texas Rural Health. Louisa was a faithful member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings. She enjoyed trips to the casino, playing bingo, dancing and watching football. Louisa passed away suddenly the morning of Monday, May 29, 2017 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benito and Crespina Basquez; two brothers, Henry Basquez and Joe Basquez and one sister-in-law, Josephine Basquez.

Louisa is survived by her three children, Michael Navarro & his wife, Tammi of Giddings, Estella Burton & her husband, Kenneth of San Antonio and Teresa Navarro of Giddings; eight grandchildren, Justin Navarro of Del Valle, Ashley Navarro & Fausto “Tino” Tovar Jr. of Del Valle, Benito & Desirae Rivas of San Antonio, Virginia & Terrence Lee of San Antonio, Erica Garcia of Giddings, Nayeli Villanueva of Giddings, Eriq Burton of San Antonio and Richard Burton of San Antonio; nine great grandchildren, Dylan & Derrick Lee of San Antonio, Sadye & Kassi Tovar of Del Valle, Bryan & Gavyn Navarro of Giddings and Josiah, Benito and Noah Rivas of San Antonio; five brothers, Daniel Basquez of Giddings, Albert Basquez & his wife, Odelia of Brenham, Pete Basquez & his wife, Hilaria of Giddings, Pablo “Paul” Basquez & his wife, Virginia of Victoria and Basilio Basquez of Giddings; two sisters-in-law, Ramona Basquez of Giddings and Dora Basquez Castillo of Elgin, as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. Louisa is also survived by her beloved cat, Chiquita.

Memorials may be made to St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings.

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