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Paula Rios

May 6, 1921 — February 15, 2012

Paula “Mine” L. Rios, 90, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Life Care Hospital- North in McAllen, Texas.  She was born May 6, 1921 in La Copita Ranch, Texas to Espiridio Lara and Macedonia Gonzalez.

Paula is preceded in death by her parents,  husband; Jose Rios, Sr., daughter; Maria Elena Rios, and grandchildren; Ernesto Coretez, Jr., and Ruby Lynn Medina.

She is survived by her sons; Jose I. Rios, Jr. and Mark A. (Cynthia) Rios, daughters; Anita Urrutia, Elva (Rosario) Loera, Esmeralda (Ernesto, Sr.) Cortez, Hermelinda (David) Barraza, Elia (Albino) Garcia, Delia Mirrand, Minerva (Armando) Garcia, Rosita (Ismael) Gonzalez, and Lucilla Mendez, 26- grandchildren, 38- great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Paula  loved to garden and tend to her plants.  She enjoyed crocheting, scrap booking and playing Bingo.  She was a great story teller. She liked to travel, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

The Rios family received friends, Friday, February 17, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with a Celebration of her Life at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace at Ceballos-Diaz Funeral home in Edinburg.  Christian services was held Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at 7th Day Adventist Church in Edinburg, TX.  Christian burial followed to Palm Valley Memorial Gardens in Pharr.  Funeral services were entrusted to Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg. Visit her obituary at

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