Urena “Judy” Loya

Urena “Judy” Loya, 80, of Big Spring died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.Urena was born June 6, 1932, in Sonora, Texas, and married Octavio A. Loya. He preceded her in death July 23, 2004.She was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and proudly served as a Guadalupana for many years. She had been in and out of the hospital several times this year and the family wants to thank friends and family who have made this journey with them. Special thanks to Rosa Mancha for her love and support.Survivors include eight children, Sandy Parra of Big Spring, Octavio Loya Jr. and wife Theresa of San Jose, Calif., Urina Gomez and Raul Simental of Big Spring, Mary Helen Quiroz and husband Juan of Big Spring, Rosalinda Ramos and husband Javier of Grand Prairie, Robert Loya of Dallas, Cary Loya of Big Spring, and Sammy Loya and wife Hilaria of Mesquite; and one step-son, Sammy Lujuan of Odessa; one brother, Prieto Martinez of Big Spring; 25 grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren. Urena was also preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Alejandra Martinez; one brother, Juan Martinez; and three sisters, Fina Soto, Goya Smithwick and Edith Soto.Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.comPaid obituary