McAllen ~ Our beloved mother Elfida Borrego Martinez, 85, entered eternal rest on Monday, April 4, 2022 surrounded by her family in McAllen, Tx. She was born on April 21, 1936, in Mendez, Tamaulipas, Mexico to Manuel Borrego & Irene Martinez de Borrego. She is preceded in death by her parents, her ex-husband Rodrigo Martinez, Sr., her siblings Enrique Borrego, Ester Borrego Martinez, Ricardo Borrego & Martin Borrego.
She is survived by her children, Rodrigo (Rosy G.) Martinez, Jr., Rosalba (Richard A.) Longoria and Rodolfo (Norma Linda) Martinez. She was “Wela” to her grandchildren who were her pride and joy: Vanessa Martinez, Richard A. Longoria II, Rodrigo R. (Mariel) Martinez, Robert A. (Alexis) Longoria, Rodolfo (Annica) Martinez, Jr., Alexander Martinez, Rebecca A. (Jordan) Green. Another joy of her life were her great-grandkids, Eva L., Rudy III, Lucia C. & Roberto J. Martinez, Rigo A. Martinez, Axel R. Guerrero, Rachel A. & Robyn A. Longoria. She is also survived by a brother Fernando Borrego.
Our mom was a woman of faith and prayed fervently for her family. Her grandkids and great-grandkids had a special place in her heart. “Wela” enjoyed attending the kid’s birthday parties and all their special events. We are greatly saddened by her departure but celebrate her life. “You now indeed have sorrow but I’ll see you again, and your hearts shall rejoice; and your joy no man shall take from you.” John 16:22
Services will take place on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 2201 Martin Ave, McAllen. 9:00 am Visitation, 10:00 am Rosary, 10:30 am Holy Mass 12:00 pm Interment at La Piedad Cemetery 1801 Wichita Ave McAllen.
Pallbearers will be Alexander Martinez, Richard Longoria II, Robert Longoria, Jordan Green, Rodrigo R. Martinez & Rodolfo Martinez Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Rudy Martinez III, Axel Guerrero and Rigo A. Martinez.
We would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at Village Healthcare and Rehabilitation for being so attentive, kind and caring with our mother.
Funeral services are under the direction of Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen.