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Beatriz Longoria

September 13, 1931 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Beatriz Longoria Obituary

Beatriz C. Longoria, affectionately known as Bea to her friends and family, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2024, at the age of 92, in McAllen, Texas. Bea was born on September 13, 1931, in Nursery, Texas, to Adrian Castillo and Esequiela Avictua Castillo, who preceded her in death, along with her son Eduardo Longoria and granddaughter Amanda Longoria. Her warmth and generosity touched everyone she knew, leaving a legacy of love and kindness that will be cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Bea's life was marked by her unwavering devotion to her family. She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Leonardo E. Longoria, who stood by her side in a partnership that exemplified mutual respect and affection. Together, they raised a beautiful family, including their daughter Sandra and her husband David Salinas of Falfurrias, Texas, their sons Leo and his wife Olga Longoria, and Carlos and his wife Letty Longoria, both from McAllen, Texas. Her brother Daniel Castillo and his wife Paulina also survive her. Bea's joy was multiplied through her nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, who will carry forward her spirit of love and caring.

Bea's career was spent in service to others as she worked for many years at McAllen ISD before retiring. Bea's dedication to her community was evident through her volunteer work as a member of The Ladies Club at her parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

Outside of work, Bea found pleasure in life's simple joys. She was an excellent cook, delighting her family with delicious meals and treats that often became the centerpiece of family gatherings. Her garden was a testament to her patience and nurturing nature, with every plant and flower lovingly tended. But perhaps her greatest joy was the time spent with her grandchildren, playing and instilling in them the values of love and kindness that she embodied.

Those who knew Bea would describe her as the epitome of loving, generous, and kind. She approached life with a gentle spirit and a compassionate heart, always putting the needs of others before her own. Her smile was a source of comfort and her embrace, a safe haven.

As we bid farewell to Beatriz C. Longoria, we celebrate the remarkable woman she was. Her memory will be honored not just in the stories shared and the laughter remembered, but in the daily acts of kindness that she inspired in each of us. Bea's legacy is one of love, a love that does not end with her passing but continues to resonate in the lives of those she touched.

Her life was a testament to the beauty that can be found in selflessness and the enduring power of a generous spirit. Bea's journey on this earth has concluded, but her influence will remain, as enduring and profound as the love she shared so freely.

As we bid farewell to Bea, let her love for Christ be an example of how she lived her life full of compassion and love. We celebrate a life beautifully lived and a journey completed with grace. She will be dearly missed, yet forever cherished in the stories and the enduring love she leaves behind. Bea's passing is not only a moment to mourn but also an opportunity to honor a life that truly exemplified the best of the human spirit.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday, January 8, 2024 at Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen with the Holy Rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral mas will be held at 11:30 am Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Interment will follow at 1:00 pm Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at Valley Memorial Garden in Mission. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen. 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
January 8, 2024

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Rivera Funeral Home - McAllen
1901 Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Holy Rosary
Monday
January 8, 2024

7:00 PM
Rivera Funeral Home - McAllen
1901 Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
January 9, 2024

11:30 AM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
2209 Kendlewood Ave
McAllen, Texas 78501

Interment
Tuesday
January 9, 2024

1:00 PM
Valley Memorial Gardens
3605 N. Taylor Rd
Mission, TX 78572

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