Benita Valdez Mireles


Benita Valdez Mireles, of Austin, peacefully passed away at age 98 on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. She was born on March 21, 1912 in Maxwell, Texas, to Severo and Juanita Valdez.

Benita moved to Austin from Lockhart in 1965 and joined St. Julia Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her son, John Mireles; and daughter-in-law, Frances Mireles.

Benita is survived

by her loving husband of 70 years, Vicente P. Mireles; daughter, Mary Mireles Gamez; son, Marsalino Mireles and wife, Gloria; daughter, Virginia M. Estrada and husband, Gilbert; son, Vincent Mireles, Jr.; daughter, Lupe Davila and husband, Paul; daughter-in-law, Mary Mireles; sister, Josefa Salinas; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and other loving family and friends.

The family planned to receive friends on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, and Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, from 6 – 9 p.m. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will take place on both evenings at 7:30 p.m. at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Funeral Home, 6300 W. William Cannon Dr.

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 at 10 a.m. in the Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.

Arrangements under the care of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home, 6300 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin, Texas 78749, (512) 892-1172.


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