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Maria Aguilar Rosales

March 17, 1935 ~ September 7, 2020 (age 85)


Maria Aguilar Rosales, 85, resident of San Marcos was called to her eternal rest on Monday, September 7, 2020. She was born in Marion, Texas March 17, 1935 and was preceded in death by her parents Teresa Herrera Aguilar & Santos Aguilar, two infant daughters:  Mary Ann Rosales and Mary Rosales and grandson, Johnnie T. Rosales.

She is survived by her children: Janie Doolittle (Javier Cantu), Arnulfo “Ernie”  Rosales Jr., Antonio P. Rosales, Johnnie Rosales (Celia), Mary Ellen Cromer (Scott), Mario Rosales (Judy), and Alex Rosales, also 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, her beloved and faithful canine companions  “Buddy” and “Summer”, and lastly, her brothers and sisters.

She was an independent woman of small stature with a fiery spirit who always stood out wherever she was. Maria greeted everyone she met with a warm smile & her vivacious personality. As a young girl growing up in Seguin, she was able to attend school only a short time but was a very intelligent woman. She was not afraid to voice an opinion at a time when women were discouraged to voice anything at all.  She was a survivor and a tenacious fighter having endured much hardship in her life. She was a single parent having to work multiple jobs in order to support her children. She loved attending family get-togethers & events, dancing, music, and wearing hats as part of her unique style. She was a devoted mother & grandmother. She loved watching football and was an ardent fan of the UT Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys.  She was a devout Catholic with her rosary beads never far from her grasp .Despite her financial limitations she gave what she had, her heart- the simplest and yet richest gift of all.  She always ended a phone call with her family by saying “Love you”. 

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Legends Funeral Home http://www.legendstricounty.com/ 512-256-1220  with interment planned at Memorial Lawn Memorial Park, Martindale, TX.

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