Elvira "Vira" Hilario, 78, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Nov.14, 2013 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Msgr. Bernard L Gully officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
She was born Jan. 8, 1935, in Big Spring to Isabel and Francisco Mata. She married Jose M. Hilario, Sr., in 1948, and he preceded her in death in 1984. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Elvira is survived by her children: Jose Hilario and his wife Teresa of San Antonio, Texas, Guadalupe Hilario, Isabel Garza, Christina Deleon and her husband Robert, all of Big Spring, Frank Hilario and his wife Dora of Midland, Texas, Elma Doporto and the late Florentino Doporto of Arlington, Texas, Carlos Hilario of Big Spring, Gilbert Hilario and his wife Amelia of San Antonio, Irma Martinez and her husband Richard, and Maria Elena Carrasco and her husband Manuel of Big Spring, Alfredo Hilario and his wife Elida of Lamesa, Texas, Alonzo Hilario, and Elsa Hilario of Big Spring, Arturo Hilario of Lamesa, Texas, Manuel Hilario and his wife Norma, Alma Hilario and Nick Hilario Ornelas, all of Big Spring; Elvira's Brothers: Carlos Mata of Modesto, California, Robert Mata, Tony Mata, and Ricky Mata, all of Big Spring; Elvira's Sisters: Maria Mancha of Midland, Texas, Juana Munoz, Lupe Rodriguez, and Lilly Mata, all of Big Spring; 63 Grandkids, 128 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son: Gilbert Hilario; one brother: Jose Angel Mata; five grandkids: Jeanette Hilario, Nickolas Ornelas, Mario Mier, Sonny Montanez, and Jayden Martinez; and her loving dog: King Hilario.
Our darling mother and grandmother, a woman of extreme strength, courage, and love who was beautiful, soft and now peaceful and free as a dove. Someone on who our admiration was built around, for her womanhood, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. We will forever hold you in our hearts in which we have truly learned the most from. We will always respect all you went through in your hardships and distinguished ways, your ability to hold yourself with such dignity and pride in all your days. Your beauty shines in us all, who were lucky to be a part of your devoted family. We will carry you in our eyes, minds, and hearts. You are taking a little part of us with you as you follow your angels who will guide you to your precious place. May you look down on us with pride on what you brought into this world. As you enter your new heavenly home, may you rest in peace, for which you truly deserve. You will be remembered for your love and honor. We love you ALWAYS and FOREVER. May God be with you and R.I.P.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com