Modesta Santana Longoria


Modesta Santana Longoria, 57, of Gonzales, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021. She was born Feb. 8, 1964 in Colonia Flores Garcia, Sombrerete Zacatecas, Mexico, the daughter of Roberto Santana Rivas and Eva Ontiveros Aguero.

She was an employee of Tyson Foods and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gonzales. She enjoyed flower gardening, caring for her chickens and was an excellent cook who was famous for her tamales and gorditas. She was a hard worker and often held multiple jobs at a time. She loved music and dancing. Her favorite dancing partner was her oldest grandson Jason. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Modesta had a heart of gold and always greeted people with a loving hug and smile. She will always be remembered for her love for everyone and her strong faith.

She is survived by her husband: Horacio Frias Longoria; daughters: Sandra Janet Sanchez and Karina Santana Longoria; sons: Jose Oscar Longoria and Ivan Horacio Longoria, all of Gonzales; sister: Evangelina; and brothers: Ramon, Costantino, Abel and Miguel Santana Ontiveros. Also surviving are six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son: Procuro Santana Longoria; and her brother: Aristeo Santana Ontiveros.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, August 12, 2021. The Rosary will be recited 7 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church. The funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 with Reverend Jason Martini officiating. Interment will follow at the Longoria Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers include: Ivan Longoria, Oscar Longoria, Travis Rollo, Joe Delgado, Jason Sanchez, Saul Sanchez and Horacio Frias Longoria.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

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