The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

January 11, 2014

Maria Nieto Barraza (Mama Chayito)

Palestine Herald-Press

Funeral services for Maria Nieto Barraza (Mama Chayito), 79, of Palestine will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Matias Rodriguez and Father Carlos Rangel officiating. Burial will follow at Land of Memory Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Mrs. Barraza passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at her home following an illness.

She was born June 4, 1934, in El Salvador to Mr. and Mrs. Cecilio Ganuza.

Mrs. Barraza was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palestine.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her three sons, Luis Nieto, Hugo Cubias and Rolando Cubias; and grandson, Reynaldo Nieto.

She is survived by her husband, Alfonso Barraza; daughters, Isabel Palacios and husband Francisco Palacios, Idalia Rivera and husband Livio Rivera, and Sonia Balderas and husband Juan Balderas; and her son, Leonel Cubias; grandsons, Freddie Vasquez, Alberto Alfaro and wife Joana Alfaro, and Vladimir Cubias and wife Gisela Ferretiz; granddaughters, Rubidia Vasquez, Arely Lopez and husband Al Lopez, Ana Balderas, and Rosario Balderas; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers include Alfonso Barraza, Vladimir Cubias, Freddie Vasquez, Alex Vasquez, Alberto Alfaro, Leonel Cubias, Francisco Palacios, Juan Balderas, Livio Rivera and Al Lopez.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will begin at 6 p.m.

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