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Carmen Rodriguez

September 16, 1929 — January 5, 2022

WESLACO: Carmen O. Rodriguez, 92, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Knapp Medical Center. On September 16, 1929, Carmen was born to Juan and Maria de Jesus (Ortega) Rodriguez in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Carmen was the second born of seven children.

Carmen moved to Weslaco when she was a teenager, where she met her future husband, Manuel Rodriguez. Carmen and Manuel were married on March 22, 1950, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Weslaco. Carmen and Manuel remained devout Catholics and raised their five children in the faith, attending St. Joan of Arc the rest of their lives.

Carmen worked for McManus Produce for many years. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and cooking. Carmen had the entire family over on Sundays and cooked a delicious meal. They enjoyed watching football together, especially the Dallas Cowboys. Carmen was a loyal supporter of the Weslaco Panther Band Boosters for many years.

Carmen is preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Maria de Jesus Rodriguez, husband, Manuel in 2009, brother Roberto Rodriguez, Hilario Rodriguez, sister, Elena Rodriguez, son-in-law, Valentin Martinez (husband of Esmeralda).

Carmen is survived by her children, Esmeralda Martinez (Valentin+) of Pharr, Eloy Rodriguez (Maxine) of Weslaco, Elsa Charles (Manuel) of Weslaco, Elia Rodriguez of Arlington, and Eli Rodriguez of Weslaco, grandchildren, Deyanira Martinez, Debbie Kuhlmann (Neil), Desi Martinez, Eloy Rodriguez Jr., Brenda Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez, Roy Charles (Janelle), Raul Sanchez Jr. (LuLu), Kasey Marie Sanchez (Ricky), Amber Renee Rodriguez, great-grandchildren, Hunter and Jade Kuhlmann, Xylia Marie and Zaily Marie Gauna.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 11th, 1-8 pm, with a rosary at 6 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 12th, 10 am, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Weslaco.

Serving as pallbearers will be Desi Martinez, Eloy Rodriguez Jr., Richard Rodriguez, Roy Charles, Raul Sanchez Jr., and Hunter Kuhlmann.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Dr. Penalo, Dr. Lugo and staff, Partners in Care Home Health, I.P.H. Primary Home Care Inc., and Knapp Medical Center.

Live stream will be available via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sSqHRV_maE
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