Elidia Rubio Herrera, 65, of Lakeway, Texas, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at The Summit in Lakeway. Vigil services were held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church). Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Elidia was born on Sept. 2, 1946, in Marfa, Texas, to Magdalena and Felix Rubio Sr. She married Jesse Herrera July 4, 1964, in Big Spring and he preceded her in death Oct. 22, 2004.
She had been a resident of Big Spring for more than 50 years, having moved from Marfa. For many years, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Elidia loved to garden and travel.
She cherished her family and enjoyed cooking and helping others. She had a true servant's heart. Elidia was a warm, kind and loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She is going to be greatly missed by all that loved her. She will live in our hearts forever.
She is survived by one daughter, Jo Ann O'Daniel and husband,Jeff of Spicewood; one son, Joey Herrera and girlfriend Linda Roberson of San Antonio; four grandchildren, Heather Herrera, A.J. Herrera, Megan Herrera and Skyler O'Daniel; one great-granddaughter, Lexie Herrera; four brothers, Ismael Rubio and Raul Rubio and wife Sara, all of Big Spring, Domingo Rubio and wife Minnie of Midland and Felix Rubio Jr. and wife Petra of Denver, Colo.; and three sisters, Esperanza Rodriguez and Viola Lopez, both of Big Spring, and Connie R. Valdez of Grand Prairie.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Magdalena (Jimenez) Rubio; one sister, Elva Olague; two brothers, Benito Rubio and Francisco Rubio; and one granddaughter, Crystal Herrera.
The family suggests memorials be made to the APDA West Texas Parkinsonism Society Chapter, 3610 22nd St., Suite 300, Lubbock, Texas 79410, or www.apdaparkinson.org.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com