Maria Hilda Solis Gonzales

Maria Hilda Solis Gonzales, 84, of Houston, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017, at her residence.   Maria was born November 22, 1932, in Donna, Texas, to Bartolo and Severa Solis.  She retired from La Marque Independent School District and was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Gabriel Gonzales, who she married, November 25, 1951, in Galveston; her parents: brothers: Jose (Angie) Solis, Jesus (Evangalina) Solis; Sister-in-law: Betty Solis; Son-in-law: Tony Skirvin. Maria is survived by her daughters: Irene Skirvin and Juanita Lester (Jay); sons: Gabriel Frank Gonzales (Jennifer) and Daniel Gonzales; Grandchildren: Gabriela Gayle Gonzales, Gabriel Frank Gonzales II, Ryan Richard Gonzales, Jason Matthew Ramirez, Natalie Nicole Mundell, James Alan Mundell, Christopher James Diaz; Great Grandchildren: Brendan Daniel Slover, Nicholas Louis Slover, Anthony Andrew Gonzales, and Mya Andi Gonzales; sister: Maria Loli Alexander (Frank); Brothers: Rojelio Solis, Estanislado (Lalo) (Dolly) Solis, Frank Solis, and Oscar Solis; and special ex sister-in-law Petra Solis.

A visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Thursday, February 16, 2017, at James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque, with a Vigil Service at 7:00pm. Services will be held at 10:00am Friday, February 17, 2017 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with Father Chacko Puthumayil officiating. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, Hitchcock.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Diaz, Gabriel Frank Gonzales II, Ryan Gonzales, Jason Ramirez, Jesse Solis, and Anthony Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers will be James Mundell, Brendan Slover and Nicholas Slover.   A special thank you and gratitude to Jesse and Maria Fina Solis, Jay Lester, and her hospice staff Dana and Christina.


  1. May you rest in peace,my prayers are with your children.

    Marcy Arbusto
  2. Love you Nana, I know you are with Tata now…

    Natalie Mundell
  3. To my precious mom, my rock, my everything, you will be truly miss. It will truly be hard without but I know you are at peace and no longer in pain. You were the best wife, mother, nana, momo, and Texas nana all of us. Words can’t describe how everyone is feeling right now but one thing is that You will never be forgotten. Love you mamma,and until we meet again. Your baby girl Juanita.

    Juanita Lester
    • Mrs Gonzales has been a wonderful neighbor for the past 7+ years.
      We will miss her!
      Our sincere condolence to the family.

      Gene and Nancy McCall

      E.G. McCall
    • Mrs Gonzales has been a wonderful neighbor for the past 7+ years.
      We will miss her!
      Our sincere condolence to the family.

      Gene and Nancy McCall

      Gene McCall
  4. Praying for all family with the kids of this precious woman who was so special in many lives she touched, loved, nurtured and help understand the love of her Heavenly Father. May he Lord give you comfort and peace through the days ahead.

    Kathy and Kevin eldred
  5. To a wonderful mother-in-law and a very religious woman. That will truly be miss. Love your son-in-law Jay.

    Jay Lester
  6. To a great friend and neighbor, you will be missed. You made me feel like part of the family, I will miss you.

    Robert Rucker
  7. Juanita and Gabriel,

    I was saddened to hear of your loss. Mothers are so very special. May the wonderful memories of her keep you and hold you.

    Nancy Reed

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