Oralia A. Zavala, 86, of Dickinson, passed away in her home surrounded by her loved ones on April 13, 2023. Oralia was born March 5, 1937 to Blasa and Julian Aguilara in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She will be remembered as a kind loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Amado Cruz, Sr., daughter Oralia Cruz, son Alfredo Cruz, sisters Serfina DelGado and her husband Juan, Angelita Vargas and her husband Carlos, Blasa Rosas, and Criselda Reyna, brothers Julian Aguilera and his wife Columba, and Victor Aguilera, sister-in-law Lupita Vargas Aguilera, and brothers-in-law Raul Arrazola and Roberto Mejia.
Oralia leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 27 years Guadalupe Zavala; daughter Irma Ayala and her husband Jose; sons Amado Cruz, Jr., Oscar Cruz, Armando Cruz, Gilberto Cruz, Alejandro Cruz, sisters Maria Isabel Mejia, Elisa Rodriguez and husband Candelario, Rosalinda Garcia and husband Renato, Hermalinda Rodriguez and husband George, Aurora Jaramillo and husband Pedro, and Lupita Arrazola; brother Desiderio Aguilera and wife Amelida; sister-in-law, Lydia Aguilera; brother-in-law Juan Rosas; 25 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation in her honor will be held 5:00 – 7:00 pm, with a rosary at 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, Dickinson, TX.