Theresa A. Casares


On September 21, 2021, Theresa A. Casares passed away peacefully surrounded by all those who loved her at the age of 75. Theresa was born on January 28, 1946 in Gonzales, Texas, to Isabel Valle and Epolitio Arriola. Theresa was 1 of 15 siblings and was seen as the matriarch of the family. 

She was educated in Gonzales and worked as a dietary aide at Memorial Hospital for over 25 years. She and her husband then retired and moved to Shiner for some country life. Upon moving to Shiner Theresa got her second wind and began her own business of housekeeping services. Her services were so well sought out she had a waiting list! Theresa enjoyed many things in life including gardening, cooking, garage sales, and faithfully attended Saint Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church. Her most memorable time was spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she loved to watch play football, basketball, soccer, or whatever they were involved in she was there. Theresa was always happy and smiling; a spunky little lady, a little fire cracker that never sat down. Theresa will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 

Carrying Theresa home will be her loving nephews Cirilo Rodriguez (CD), Johnny Burton, Gerald Burton, Daniel Burton, Bobby Burton, and Rudy Hidalgo. Honorary pallbearers are all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Amelia Gonzales, Severa Cuellar, Rosa Sepulveda, and Santos Valle; Daughter, Rosa Rodriguez; grandchildren, Courtney and Nolan.

Theresa is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Hilario Casares; daughter, Teresa Garza of San Antonio, Texas; daughter/granddaughter, Crystal Wright of Leander, Texas; sons, David Casares of Lockhart, Texas, Richard Casares of Gonzales, Texas, Daniel Casares of Austin, Texas, Larry Casares of Gonzales, Texas; sisters, Gloria Navejar, Lupita Longoria, Eufemia Satterwhite, Pauline Guzman, Elvira Heinemeyer; brothers, Jesus Valle Jr., Lionel Cantu; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Services are entrusted to Buffington Funeral Home of Gonzales. Visitation was held on Friday, September 24, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with recitation of holy rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, September 25, at 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, interment followed at St. James Catholic Cemetery. 

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