Olivarez, Viola Lucia
Viola Lucia Olivarez, of Houston, TX beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on the 3rd of May 2007. Born on the 6th of July 1925 in Rio Grande City, Texas, she was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Olivarez; parents, Enrique and Manuela Garza; sister, Maria Henriqueta Villarreal; and sons-in-law, Francisco Contreras and Jimmie Coronado. She is survived by her children, Dr. Benita A. Contreras, Marcia Olivarez, Jay Olivarez and wife Juana, and Lynnette Tello and husband Michael; grandchildren, Dr. Frank Contreras, Daniel Contreras, John Contreras, Esther Olivarez, Jay Olivarez, Erica Olivarez, and Hannah Lucia Tello. Viola was a long time resident of Houston. She will be remembered by family and friends for her business sense, sharp wit, and loving heart. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with family from five o'clock in the afternoon until seven o'clock in the evening, when the Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin, on Sunday, the 6th of May, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Monday, the 7th of May, at the Christ the King Church, 4419 North Main in Houston, with the Rev. Giulio Veronesi as the celebrant. The interment will follow, via an escorted cortege, at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive in Houston TX.