Obituary of Hortencia Verastegui
Our beloved Hortencia Verastegui, age 80, was called to our Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 5, 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Guadalupe "Lupe" Rivera; her grandchildren, Elena Tello, Alfred Lee Verastegui and Vanessa Marie Verastegui; her sister, Margaret Molina, and her first husband and father of her children, Arturo Verastegui.
Hortencia is survived by her children, Arthur Verastegui (Sylvia), Ray Verastegui (Diane), Nancy Verastegui, Mary Helen Verastegui, Rachel Jaramillo (William), Johnny Verastegui, Alfred Verastegui (Lorie), and Yvonne Gonzalez (Henry); 18 grand children; numerous great grandchildren; her siblings, Anita Rendon (John), Gloria Medina (Chico), Irene Rivera, Deacon John Rivera, Alfred Rivera, Jr., and Joe Rivera (Peggy) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Henry Gonzalez, Ray Verastegui, Jr., William Jaramillo, Julian Jaramillo, Isaac Jaramillo, Carlos Tello, Joey Verastegui, and Erik Verastegui .
Visitation will be held from 4:00-9:00 p.m. with Recitation of Holy Rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at Mission Funeral Home - South Side, 6204 S. First St., Austin, Texas.
A Scripture Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2023 also at Mission Funeral Home - South Side. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery, 3650 S. IH 35 Frontage Rd., Austin, Texas.
Services will be live-streamed to allow those unable to attend to participate. Follow link to Facebook Live Mission - South Side
Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me
I took his hand when I heard him call,
I turned my back and left it all
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I’ve found that peace at the close of day
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,
Good friends, good times, my loved one’s touch
If my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your heart, rejoice with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Hortencia Verastegui, please visit Tribute Store