Idalia De Los Santos Fuentes passed from this life into the other side on February 9, 2019.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Elmwood Funeral Home in Abilene, Texas from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Rule, Texas.
Idalia De Los Santos Fuentes was born on August 8, 1955 in Taylor, Texas to Sara Garza and Marcos De Los Santos. She had 9 siblings; 4 brothers and 5 sisters. Idalia lived in Lubbock then moved to Rule, Texas where she spent most of her life. She had her first son Jose Zepeda in Hereford, Texas where she worked hard as a single mother. Later in Haskell, she met the love of her life, a traveling Tejano musician, Jimmy Fuentes Sr.
They had their second son, Jimmy Fuentes Jr. in March of '87. Having both her sons she built a life for them by working hard and giving them the best life that she could. She was a tough woman and at the same time a loving woman. She spent 14 years of her life working with her husband at Mathis and Son Inc. where she did a little bit of everything. She loved helping everyone, especially her family. Whether you were a niece, a nephew, a grandchild, brother, sister, you knew you could count on "Loli" to help you out. A big smile, and a contagious laugh were some of the things we remember about her. Most of all, her love she had for her family. Graduations, banquets, baby showers, no matter the event, if it was family, she was there for them.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Jimmy Fuentes Sr.; her son, Jose Zepeda and wife Tiffany; son, Jimmy Fuentes Jr and fiancé Brianne Chavez, both of Abilene; 3 step daughters, Andrea Rosales, Victoria Fuentes, and Stacey Fuentes; 4 sisters, Vera Limones and husband Jacinto, Eva Nieto and husband Juan, and Esther Muniz; all of Abilene, Rosa Gomez and husband Ralph of Kamay; 15 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews whom she thought as her own children.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Marcos and Sara De Los Santos; 4 brothers, Jesse De Los Santos, Pasqual De Los Santos, Tony De Los Santos, and Louis De Los Santos; and 1 sister, Rachel Navarette.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.elmwoodfunerallcom All arrangements made under the direction of Elmwood Funeral Home and Memorial Park.
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Tia Idalia I am gonna miss you so much and already do. I admired your strenth and kind heart and that's always gonna be in my memory. Thank you for your great example and love you always brought to our family. Rest in peace
Jerrica DavilaAbilene, TX
Idalia well be missed I work at the Tye bingo where idalia would come play at least twice a week I enjoyed talking to her she was remarkable women and she adore her family my prays go out to her family may God bless each and every one of you
Teddie J YoungTYE, TX
Our condolences to the Fuentes family and our friends Susan and Hector Larios may God console you through this time of grieving the lost of your loved one. Love & Prayers
Pastor Joel & Martha Favela Emmanuel Worship CenterAmarillo, TX
It's with a heavy heart, that I say goodbye to my sister Idalia, thanks for the precious memories that we made this past summer. Thank you for living our brother Jimmy so much. RIP SIS, til we meet again, I love you!!!!
Cindy Edwards JaraHale Center, TX
You were my neighbor and my friend. I loved you then and always will. I will miss you so very much. Iâ€™ll see you on the other side.
Francell HamlettRule, TX
Gonna miss you so much tia Idalia you were one of kind and a grand blessing to my tio Jimmy and to the rest of the family. Until we meet again r.i.p Tia Idalia
Carrie A LaurelesAbilene, TX