Maria Cardenas passed away in San Antonio, Texas January 25th, 2021. Maria was born in San Angelo on September 7, 1942, and attended Rio Vista Elementary, Washington 7th grade campus, Edison Jr. High, & graduated from Central High School in 1962. Maria was employed with Troy Laundry, Levi Strauss, until she started working for Ethicon in 1968 as an Endoscopic Assembler. She worked there for 31 years, finally retiring in 1999. Maria always worked very hard to support her family. She enjoyed watching WWE wrestling and sports with her son. She also had an artistic side as well. She enjoyed painting ceramics, sewing, and crochet; making many scarfs and baby blankets for future great-grandchildren. One of her favorite times was sewing matching Rodeo shirts for her son and his family every year. Maria cherished her grandchildren; Angela, Santos, & Estevan. After retirement she spent as much time as possible with them. Maria moved to San Antonio in 2016 to live with her son, Santos and his family, to undergo treatment for her failing health. This move was a difficult life decision for her, leaving behind the home she loved, her friends and her family.
Funeral Service will be on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Gutierrez Funeral Chapels/Knickerbocker with Pastor George Varela, officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Gutierrez Funeral Chapels.
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