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Obituary for Phyllis "Nena" Garza Perales

July 7, 1938 - July 18, 2017
Del Valle, Texas | Age 79


We mourn the passing of our beautiful mother, Phyllis (Nena) Garza Perales, who entered heaven with her beloved son, Mitchell Perales, on July 18, 2017. She was born in Austin, TX on July 7, 1938 to Bonnie Garza Sendejo and attended Palm Elementary, Allen Junior HS and Austin HS. She retired as an Accounting Clerk Technician at the Veteran Administration. Her life was spent in the service of family, friends and faith. She was a member of the Guadalupanas, Legion of Mary and Rosary community at San Jose. She served as a Eucharistic Minister taking the host to the elderly. She always made herself available to others when they needed to be heard. She loved the Lord and lived her faith daily which consisted of her rosary, novenas, particularly the Divine Mercy. She found great joy in her monthly luncheons with her HS friends called the Crazy Bunch. She rallied behind her children and grandchildren and delighted in their accomplishments. When things seemed darkest in her children's lives, she encouraged them with four simple words….'this too shall pass.'

She was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Bonnie Garza Sendejo.

Phyllis is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 62 years, Jesse Moreno Perales; her daughters, Bonnie Perales Manchester (Lloyd Manchester), Dianna Perales Harris (Earnest Harris), Anita Perales Reesman and Amy Perales Acuna (David Acuna); 8 grandchildren, Jennifer Vasquez, Marisa Perales Carlin, Chris Manchester, Luke Reesman, Lawrence Harris, Maria Harris, Evan Acuna and Aidan Acuna: and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Sunday, July 23 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Ave.

Followed by Recitation of the Holy Rosary to begin at 7:00 pm at San Jose Catholic Church.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, July 24, at San Jose Catholic Church.

Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery.

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Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home South

2620 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
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