Velia Gonzales Polanco 85, of Portland, Texas passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. She was born December 29, 1929 in Seguin, Texas to Jose and Anita Gonzales.
Velia was a devoted wife and mother. She loved animals and had a ranch with goats, chickens, geese and ducks for twenty-five years. Velia and her husband were in the house rental business for many years. She along with her husband Pedro, stressed that education was a means to a better life, as a result all four of their daughters earned college degrees and became school teachers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Pedro Polanco; a sister Elsa; a brother Manuel; and a granddaughter Stephanie. Velia is survived by her four daughters, Mary Lou Thomas (Jeff), Antonia Garcia (Juan), Veronica Martinez (Orlando), Nora Polanco and three grandchildren Joaquin Martinez, Diana Teal, and Mark Garcia.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2015 at Limbaugh Funeral Home in Portland, Texas. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church with burial to follow at Gregory Cemetery in Gregory, Texas.