Mary Gomez Peña, 79, of Abilene passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. Visitation will begin at 6:00 PM followed by a prayer service beginning at 7:00 PM , Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. A funeral mass will be 10:00 AM, Thursday March 23, 2017 at St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church, 2525 Westview Drive. Interment will follow the service in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Mary was born on March 30, 1937 to Rumaldo & Josephine Gomez in Del Rio, Texas. She married the love her life, Manuel, on December 7, 1956. She spent her life taking care of their household. Mary was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed fishing, making trips to the casino, attending flea markets and collecting antiques. She was very good at gardening and creating ceramics. Her loud infectious laugh will be missed and in our hearts forever.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rumaldo and Josephina Gomez; four sisters, Dora Jalamo, Victoria Rengel, Elisa Gomez and Christina Luera; three brothers, Fred Gomez, Juan Nuñez and Emilio Nuñez.
She is survived by her husband, Manuel Peña; her one daughter, Risalda Bernard; her four sons, Manuel Peña III and wife Esmeralda, Reymundo Peña and wife Lolly, Jaime Peña and wife Janell, Abel Peña ; 6 grandchildren, Adam Bernard, Denver Gardner and husband Lee, Elena Peña, Anthony Salinas and wife Christina, Sarah Peña and Nic Peña ; two great grandsons, Brady and Royce Gardner; brother, Jesse Gomez and wife Ofilia; and many nieces and nephews.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family through the obituary link at www.elmwoodfuneral.com
Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace. My most sincere condolences.
Sandra Sigala Jewell, WA
Such a sweet lady. Always had a smile and willing to help. Will miss her dearly.
Margie DiersingAbilene, TX
Condolences and prayes for the Pena family. Rest in peace Mary.
Erma BoydHamilton, TX
I'm so sorry for your loss. There's no way to ever fully prepare for something like losing a parent. Our prayers are with you and all of your family.
Scott LittleTucson, AZ
Abel/Jamie sorry for your loss. Sending hugs your way.
Rachel MartinezPlano, TX
Tio, Rissy, Jaime, Manuel, Ray, Abel....Sending our deepest sympathy from the Penas in Lubbock. Tia Maria was such a happy fun loving person. I will miss her hearty laugh but I know she now rests with our Heavenly Father! Love you all, Delia Crockett. (Wishing I could be there with you but I'm here getting ready to lay my own Daddy to rest) Hugs....
Delia CrockettLubbock, TX
Lee GardnerAbilene, TX
My condolences and my love to all the family.adella and larry harris
Adella harrisFort worth, TX
Our deepest condolences to the family May the Lord's face shine upon each one of You during this time and always..with much Love from all the Oliva Patino family.
Raul & Stella Gonzalesballinge4, TX
My Deepest Condolences to especially my Dear Uncle Manuel Pena for the loss of his Love of his life, I know how much he cared and loved my Tia Mary. May God give him the strength to go on for his children & grandchildren, as for my Aunt she is no longer in pain and now beside our Father God looking down at us.For she is now with all the rest of her brothers and sisters that have also left this world on to a better place!
God Bless you and be with every single one of you! Love you All!!
Virginia Gomez Luera FloresBallinger, TX