It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving matriarch, Leonor Acosta Guzman. Leonor was born December 8, 1926 and departed from this earth peacefully on January 28, 2021. She was married to the love of her life, Desiderio Guzman, on July 17, 1943 in Star, Texas and together they created a beautiful life while raising their six children. Leonor was a devoted housewife who loved spending time with her family and creating memories that will last a lifetime. She was a talented seamstress often making beautiful dresses for her daughters and granddaughters. She made it clear that her proudest title was that of Grandma and she was blessed with 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, with another due in the fall. Leonor knew what true wealth looked like because she saw it every day in the eyes of her family. She imparted strong morals and deep faith into each of her children and grandchildren. On Sundays, you could find her cheering loudly for her Dallas Cowboys. She loved taking trips to Vegas with her daughters and granddaughters. She also selflessly cared for those who needed assistance making the, an extension of her immediate family. Her home was always welcome to everyone and she always had time for a talk. She thoroughly enjoyed making wonderful meals for all to enjoy.
Leonor will be most remembered for her deep green eyes, beautiful complexion, her contagious laughter, big hugs, her warm smile, and her heart of pure gold. Most importantly, she will be remembered for her unfailing faith in God as a devout Catholic and for the unconditional love she bestowed on her family.
She was preceded in death by her late husband, Desiderio Guzman, Sr.; her daughter, Amelia Perez; daughter-in-law, Diana Guzman; son-in-law, Joe E. Galan; as well as her parents and numerous brothers and sisters.
Left to live out her legacy are her daughters, Gloria Galan and Bertha Villagomez (Lou); her sons, Joe Guzman (Becky), Richard Guzman and Desiderio Guzman, Jr. She also leaves her granddaughters, Analisa Galan, Monica Rios, Pricila Baldillez (Chris), Veronica Towns (Paul), Amanda Elizondo (Eric); grandsons, Jason E. Galan (Elena), David Guzman (Aida), Randy Guzman (Debra), Joe Guzman, Jr. (Myra), Steven Guzman (Margie), Efrain Perez, Jr. (Stephanie), and Louie Villagomez, III. (Ericka); along with her many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Efrain Perez, Jr., Louie Villagomez, III., Chris Baldillez; great-grandsons, Jadon Joseph Kempers, Justin Peter Kempers; and close family friends, Gus Rodriguez and Robert Serna.
Leonor will be deeply missed by her family but, we hold dear to the fact that she is now rejoined with her husband, daughter and many other family members.
A Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Seaside Funeral Home Chapel, with a Recitation of the Holy Rosary to begin at 7:00 pm, that same evening. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, February 12, 2021 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
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