Cecilia Mata Villarreal
Cecilia Mata Villarreal, 72, of Quincy passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Central Washington Hospital following a short battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on Nov. 11, 1943, to Jose Canales Mata and Felice Sanchez Alvarado at Uvalde, Texas. She attended school both in San Antonio, Texas, and in Quincy.
In 1968, she married Jesus De Leon Villarreal in Encinal, Texas. They lived there for a few years then moved to Quincy after their second child was born in 1971. Their third child was born in Wenatchee in 1976. She worked in farm labor and then worked at Lamb Weston for over 30 years. She later retired so she could care for her mother and her family and their needs.
Cecilia is survived by three children, Jessie Lynn Mendoza (Villarreal), Jesus Villarreal Jr. and Jamie L. Villarreal. She also is survived by six grandchildren, Jessica Lynn Garcia (Mendoza), Jesus III, Jaime Lyric, Mia Lynn and Marisol and Melinda Marie Villarreal.
Cecilia had a very big heart and loved her family very much. She took pride in her grandkids and all they did. They were her “babies,” as she’d call them. She was a very happy person who loved music, dancing, going to bingo and the casino with friends, family gatherings; she always accepted everyone as her family.
Cecilia came from a large family of eight, including Joe Mata, Dorothy Estrada, Margie Rodriguez, Roger Mata, Alfredo Mata, Mary Esther Simchon and Rose Marie Martinez. She was preceded in death by her father Jose C. Mata, her mother Felice S. Alvarado, her sister Margie Rodriguez, her brother Joe Mata and several young nephews.
Holy Rosary was recited on Monday, May 2, 2016, at Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy. Mass of the Christian Burial was Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Quincy. Concluding services followed in the Quincy Valley Cemetery.
Please leave a memory for the family or sign its online guestbook at www.scharbachs.com. Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.