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Mission ~ Martha G. Alcantar, affectionately known simply as Martha, passed away peacefully from natural causes on November 7, 2023, in Mission, TX. Born on January 28, 1934, in Mexico City, Martha was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who lived her life with passion, spirit, and a deep faith that was evident in all she did. Martha was a dedicated worker in the local school district, where she spent many years serving the community as a cafeteria lady. Beyond her professional life, Martha was the matriarch of her large family, always ready to lend a hand in caring for her grandchildren while her children worked. She was a pillar of strength and love, her home a warm haven of familial affection.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Manual Alcantar, and is survived by her seven children: Martha, Carmen (David), Blanca, Carlos (Rhonda), Marisela, Federico, and Estela. Martha was also the proud grandmother of Erica, Monica, Melissa, Julie, Nicole, Lori, Jessica, Jason, Raul, Max, Carlos, Matthew, David, and John, and the much-loved great-grandmother of sixteen.
Martha was a woman of many talents, with a particular flair for knitting and crocheting. Her intricate creations, meticulously crafted with love and skill, will forever be cherished reminders of her. She also had a competitive streak, enjoying spirited games of Loteria with family. Her laughter and joy during these games will be sorely missed.Martha was a woman of deep faith, which shone through in her compassionate nature and the kindness she extended to all who knew her. She was a spirited and passionate woman, whose love for her family and her community was evident in her every action. Her legacy of love, faith, and resilience will live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her. Martha's life was a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of love. She was a beacon of light in the lives of her family and friends, and her memory will continue to inspire and guide them in the years to come. Her kindness, her laughter, her unwavering faith, and her passionate love for her family will forever be remembered. In the face of loss, we find comfort in remembering Martha's life - a life filled with love, service, and a deep, unwavering faith. We will forever cherish the memories we have of her and strive to honor her legacy by living our lives with the same passion, spirit, and faith that she exemplified. Martha G. Alcantar, a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, may be gone from our sight, but she will never be forgotten.
A Celebration of Life Memorial will be officiated by Pastor Wally Morillo at 1:00 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Grace Community Church, 132 N. Sugar Rd., Pharr, Texas. Inurnment will follow at 3:00 pm at Valley Memorial Gardens, 3605 N. Taylor Rd., Mission, Texas. Gathering with Family and Friends immediately after the inurnment at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1105 Fern Ave., McAllen, Texas.
At family's request, all fowers need to be delivered directly to the cemetery at: Valley Memorial Gardens, Garden of Sacred Heart, Section C, Lot 303, Space1, 3605 N. Taylor Rd., Mission, Texas. Thank you.
Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen has been entrusted with service arrangements.