Teresa Tovar, 83, of Rock-dale died at her home on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

Services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rock-dale with burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Rockdale. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.

Ms. Tovar was born Nov. 19, 1935, to Alberto and Emilia (Salinas) Tovar.

She had lived in the Edin-burg area before coming to Rockdale during the late 1940s to early 1950s.

Ms. Tovar worked as a nursing aide, having worked 25 years with Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale and then in private homes. She also worked 20 years in the Rock-dale Elementary Cafeteria.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Matthews; a nephew, Tiger Tovar; and four brothers, Lawrence, Julian, Albert Jr. and Ray Tovar.

Survivors are a brother, Gerardo Tovar of California; a daughter, Norma Dawson and husband James of Rockdale; four grandchildren, Lawrence Lee Tovar and Shelley, Jaime Lang Dawson and Aesha, Terry Garza, Emily Garza and Julian; her great-grandchildren, Hanna and Harper Rodriguez, Jayla and Jaxon Gonzalez and Jeremiah Tovar; and special nephews, Joe Tovar and Kelly, Bob Tovar and Kelli Hilton, Art Tovar and Lori McVoy; and a special niece, Darla Rose.

Rockdale Reporter

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