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Alicia C. Casares
July 26, 1932 ~ August 21, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Weslaco - Our beloved Alicia C. Casares, 91, passed away to be with the Lord, Monday, August 21st at home in a peaceful sleep. Mrs. Casares was born June 26, 1932, to Teodoro and Sabina Cantu. Alicia, Mami or Mami Licha as many of us knew her was a bright light in this world. Her smile was contagious, and her warmth brought comfort to all that knew her. She grew up in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico. At the age of 25, she traveled to Weslaco and soon crossed paths with what would be the greatest love of her life, Geofredo Casares. Her beautiful yellow eyes drew him in. We all knew her by those uniquely special-colored eyes. They married and Alicia relocated to Weslaco, TX, and began a lifelong commitment and journey with her late husband. They were blessed with four children, Leticia, Geofredo Jr., Raul, and Alicia. She continued to be a devoted wife to Geofredo Casares for 61 years on earth and after his passing, she often longed to be with him again. In her final days, she shared that she saw him sitting in a white suit by her side at the hospital. He wore a white suit at their wedding. Alicia enjoyed making sure we all got together over a good meal. She loved when we brought her pan dulce and always made a perfect cup of coffee. She also enjoyed visiting the casinos and always had a big smile on her face while there. She swore perfume and the color yellow would give her luck, and many times it did. She was incredible when it came to caring for her roses, peaches, papaya, mangos, and various plants. Her life revolved around her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She held a special and irreplaceable place in each of our hearts, the matriarch of a big, beautiful family she created with her love. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered. She was a faithful Catholic, always praying daily to the Virgin Mary for her family. Her home was donned with rosaries and tributes to the Catholic faith. Anything anyone needed, she prayed for, and often her prayers came true. She is preceded in death by her parents, Teodoro and Sabina Cantu, eight brothers, Esteban, Leopoldo, Thomas, Roberto, Rogelio, Sergio, Mario, Teodoro; and four sisters, Consuelo, Maria, Guadalupe, and Evangelina. Mrs. Casares is survived by three sons, Geofredo Casares, Jr. (Narcy Flores), Raul Casares (Estela), Raul Casares, Jr., all of Weslaco, TX; two daughters, Leticia Gamboa (Armando, Jr.), of McAllen, TX, Alicia Cardenas (Larry, Jr.) of Weslaco, TX; and one sister, Oralia Salazar, of Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 23, 2023, with a 6:00 p.m. rosary at Guerra Funeral Home of Weslaco – Chapel of The Heavens. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2023, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Celebrant will be Rev. Francisco Solis. Pallbearers will be Geofredo Casares III, Jesus Casares, Armando Gamboa III, Lazaro C. Cardenas, Raul Angel Casares, and E.J. Reyes. Honorary pallbearer will be Sirr Carlos Reyes. The family will have a private burial service at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 28, 2023, at Highland Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Guerra Funeral Home of Weslaco, Inc., 2602 N. Texas Ave., Weslaco, TX (956) 969-1461.