Olivia Cantu Balli "Be-Be", age 73 passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017. She was born on August 28, 1943, to Maria Adame Cantu and Jose Cantu in Austin, Texas. Olivia graduated from Johnston High School in 62'. She worked for the State of Texas Railroad Commission for 12 yrs., were she retired. She was married for 42 yrs to Rene Lionel Balli and had one daughter, Laura Ann Balli; and adopted niece, Mary Katherine (Missy) Vargas.
She was a loving and loyal sister, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. A devoted woman of God; she was a giver who loved to smile and loved unconditionally.
Olivia is survived by her spouse, Rene Balli; daughter, Laura Ann Balli; three-grandchildren, Adrian Jr., Joseph Ryan, and Bryanna Garcia; her five sisters, Tina Coy-Arizona, Juventina Martinez, Janie Hernandez, Katy Arredondo, and Hopie Rayos; three brothers, Justo, Frank and Pete Cantu; and cherished nephews and nieces.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress with Recitation of the Holy Rosary to begin at 7:00 pm.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, March 13, 2017 at San Jose Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery.
You're a beautiful free bird now Momma; fly with the angels.