Lupe (Cordova) Salas
Lupe (Cordova) Salas passed away at her home in Kosse on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at age 74.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Monte Carmelo Church (Hwy. 14-S, Groesbeck), with Reverend Pedro Aguirre, Reverend Joel Arroyo, and Reverend Joel Davila. Burial will follow in Kosse City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Richard Brent Smith, John Austin McCarver, Joshua Reyes, Marcus Reyes, Rudulfo Salas, Eliseo Turrubiarte, Richard Jaimes, and T.J. Cordova. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Bryce Smith, John McCarver, Ernest Mushinski, Carlos Smith, Francisco “Pancho” Cordova, and Gerald Cardenas.
Lupe was born November 25, 1944 to Manuel Cordova and Guadalupe (Davila) Cordova in rural Limestone County, the first born of their children. Lupe went to work as a young girl just out of school and worked all her life. She first moved to Dallas to work a few years; then moved back home with her family and worked the next eighteen years in Waco; and then in Marlin a few years after that.
While working in Marlin, Lupe met Ricardo Salas and they were united in marriage on November 14, 1981 in Groesbeck. While living in Mooreville, their daughter Ana was born in 1982. They later lived in the Coit community until 2004 when they moved to Kosse.
When Ana was old enough to start school, Lupe went to work for the Groesbeck ISD in the food service department. She is remembered for making the best cinnamon rolls. Lupe always worked other jobs in any spare time she had from her regular job, including helping with catering, helping others with cleaning house and running errands. After sixteen years with the school, she retired in 2004. Retirement gave her more time for the grandchildren, whom she dearly loved. She was proud of them and loved to brag about the boys to everyone.
Lupe was an active member all her life of the Monte Carmelo Church of CLADIC. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and was the Service President for several years. She loved attending all services anytime the doors were open. In her later years, as her health was declining, her husband Ricardo was her caretaker, and drove her where she needed to go, keeping her from missing church services.
Lupe was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Guadalupe Cordova; brothers, Manual Cordova, Jr. and Pedro Cordova; and sister, Eva Cordova.
She is survived by her husband, Ricardo Salas of Kosse; daughter, Ana M. Smith of Cypress; two grandsons, Richard Brent Smith and Robert Bryce Smith of Cypress; sister and brother-in-law, Rosalinda and John McCarver of Kosse; sister and brother-in-law, Eloisa and Ernest Mushinski of Bremond; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rudulfo and Lorena Salas of Red Oak; aunt, Orpha Cordova of Groesbeck; uncle and aunt, Andres and Clementina Cordova of Grand Saline; aunt, Esperanza Cordova of Dallas; nephew, Austin McCarver; niece, Sylvia McCarver Cardenas and her husband Gerald; and many more nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family.
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