Antonia Mata Quiroz
December 28, 1909  -  August 31, 2008

Antonia Mata Quiroz

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Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
6:00 to 7:00 PM
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Rosary Service
Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
7:00 PM
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Funeral Mass
St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church
2525 Westview Dr.
Abilene, TX  79603
Thursday, September 4, 2008
10:00 AM
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Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
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Antonia Quiroz, 98, died Sunday, August 31, 2008 in Abilene. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 4, 2008 at St. Vincent Catholic Church with burial following in Elmwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 6 to 7 PM with Rosary beginning at 7 PM in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 HWY 277 South.

Antonia was born on December 28, 1909 in Somerset, Texas the daughter of Susano and Benigna Mata. She was the widow of Francisco Quiroz and had been a resident of Abilene since 1950. She was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church and enjoyed dancing and cooking, her tamalies being a favorite in the family. Antonia lived through five generations and took great pride in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Manuel Herrera and wife Dora of Brigham City, Utah, Leonor Rivera, Victoria Lang, Elva DeLaCruz, Minga Ramos all of Abilene, Marie Benton and husband Rod of Bullhead City, Arizona, Ramona Rodriquez of Flint, Michigan; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Her husband and sons, Antonio Herrera, Jose Luis Herrera, Frank Herrera, Jose Clementa Herrera and David Quiroz preceded her in death.

The family would like to express their thanks to the nurses and aides of Hospice of the Big Country for the loving care given to Mrs. Quiroz.


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  1. Sandra SigalaJewell
    Monroe, WA

    Thinking of You... Family of Antonia
    May your fondest memories bring you the peace and comfort your loved one would wish for you. In heartfelt sympathy.
    Sandra SigalaJewell
    Silvia Alvarez
    Monica Sigala

  2. Rose Flores
    Cheyenne, WY

    My Eta,
    A very strong and beautiful lady She left 98 years of memories that will never be forgotten. Her presence will always linger on with the stories told for generations to come. I will always hold my grandma dear and close to my heart and know that she is my virgin now
    Her granddaughter

  3. alyssa flores
    cheyenne, WY

    i love u

  4. Kate A Walker
    Fort Walton Beach, FL

    Antonia, you were much loved and will be sadly missed.

  5. Cyndee Castel
    Abilene, TX

    My sympathy and prayers to all the family. I too being only a friend have had many memories of my best friend Roses Eta. The love and laughter that filled her house will never be forgotten. Love you guys,
    Castel and Sauceda Families

  6. Cecilia Lilly
    Warner Robins, GA

    My Eta was not only my grandma but she was my 2nd mother. I have so many memories of her that I will cherish for the rest of my life. She was a very strong willed woman that never gave up. I will miss her dearly. R.I.P my Eta I love you

  7. JessicaSchliefert
    Wichita, KS

    I will always treasure my memories of grandma and her tender
    kindness,her wonderful personalityand the love she shared with all of us.She will be missed dearly.
    Love Granddaughter
    Jessica choochie

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