June 29, 1934 - June 20, 2021
Amelia R. Vasquez June 29, 1934 – June 20, 2021 Amelia was born in Lampasas, TX, the third of five daughters to Cresencio and Josefina Rodriguez. The family moved to Brownwood when Amelia was two and she attended Brownwood schools. Growing up, she loved going to the movies, dancing, and listening to music with her sisters and cousins. December 29, 1956, she married Ramon R. Vasquez. Their union was blessed with two children, Richard and Kay. Amelia was always involved in PTA with her children and became a band Mother for the Mighty Maroon Marching Machine. She spent time supporting Richard and Kay in various high school sports and activities. She liked traveling and was lucky to see the West and East coasts and many states in between. Amelia was a stay-at-home Mom for many years then worked retail in downtown Brownwood. She became a Teacher’s educational aide and held a paraprofessional certification, working for Brownwood ISD for over 20 years. She loved being part of the ‘Northwest Bunch’. Amelia and Ramon were longtime members of St. Mary’s Queen of Peace Church. They gladly served as members of the Spanish Choir for more than 20 years. Amelia was also a member of Alter Society, Guadalupanos, the Eucharistic Ministry and served as a Sunday school teacher. St. Mary’s was a big part of her life and she cherished her church family. In retirement, Amelia and Ramon spent time volunteering with various organizations in Brownwood. This couple helped fulfill the ministry of Meals On Wheels for many years, worked the Soup Kitchen and spent time with Keep Brownwood Beautiful. Their community was very important to them. She never imagined having grandchildren would provide her with so much joy! Heidi, Kristen, and Halley filled their MeMe’s life with happiness, and she liked to celebrate them whenever she could. Her joy grew again with Baylen and Bristol, her great-grandchildren. Her girls were her everything. Preceding her in death, Ramon in 2015, her parents and in-laws; Sister, Josephine R. Garcia; Brothers-in-law, Jessie Acuna, Domingo Garcia & Enrique Farias, Jr.; her husband’s siblings; great-grandson, Coen Young; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Amelia leaves her son Richard and Patti Vasquez; daughter Kay and Oscar Martinez; grandchildren Heidi and Dustin Young; Kristen Serrano; Halley and Josh Coulter; and great-grandchildren, Baylen and Bristol Young. Her sisters, Mary Acuna, Alicia Villarreal and Olivia Farias and a host of nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law, Mary Vasquez and many of Ramon’s nieces and nephews. A mass of celebration for the life of Amelia will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church officiated by Fr. Francis Onyekozuru. Viewing/visitation will be Tuesday, June 22, 2021 beginning at 6:00 PM followed by recitation of the holy rosary at 7:00 PM, also at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Davis-Morris Chapel of Brownwood. In lieu of flowers, Amelia requested gifts to her Church (St. Mary’s, 1101 Booker St, Brownwood TX 76801). She loved helping her church. Amelia’s family is grateful for the care and love from the Nurses and CNAs at Abri along with her extended family of Residents. Also, the Alpha Omega Hospice Team and Dr. Lisa Fowler provided additional care and love.
Amelia R. Vasquez June 29, 1934 – June 20, 2021 Amelia was born in Lampasas, TX, the third of five daughters to Cresencio and Josefina Rodriguez. The family moved to Brownwood when Amelia was two and she attended Brownwood schools.... View Obituary & Service Information
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Amelia R. Vasquez
June 29, 1934 – June 20, 2021
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