Elvira T. Gomez, 90, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt entered into the glory of her eternal life on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Spanish Meadows Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.
Virita, as she was affectionately known to all, had been a longtime resident of Brownsville. She worked at Three Sisters in downtown Brownsville for over 25 years. Virita, who loved sewing, decided to start her own at home business after retirement. A wonderful seamstress, she started sewing the costumes for the drill teams for some of our local high schools. Her daughter and granddaughters proudly wore the gowns she made for them for all their special occasions but most especially their wedding dresses. Virita was a longtime parishioner at Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Virita was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed not only by her family and friends but by all those fortunate enough to have known her.
Virita was preceded in death by her husband, Guadalupe Z. Gomez; two grandsons: Joseph Michael and Joseph Anthony Escobedo; her parents, Faustina and Norberto Treviño; three sisters: Maria Elena Treviño, Aurora T. (Eulogio+), and Maria (Hector+) Treviño and two brothers: Norberto Treviño and Jose Maria (Fanny+) Treviño.
Left behind to eternally treasure the memories they have of Virita is her daughter: Aida G. (Jose H.) Escobedo; 2 granddaughters: Annette (Robert+) Chavira and Margie (Jamie) Smith; 4 great-grandchildren: Victoria N. Oliver, Gabriella Chavira, and Aiden & Evan Smith along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.
Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6th, 2017, and continue through 9:00 p.m. with the recitation of the holy rosary scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Friday evening in the East Chapel at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7th, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, 1218 East Jefferson St. Committal services will follow at Buena Vista Burial Park.
Virita's family members are honored to be serving as her pallbearers.