Weslaco- Maria M. Treviño, 86, passed away at her home, surrounded by family, on Saturday, June 17th, 2023. Maria was born in Weslaco on February 20th, 1937, to Canuto and Monica (Medrano) Mansanalez in Weslaco, Texas.
Maria worked hard from the time she was a young girl. Her family migrated up North to work in agriculture every summer. Maria met her soulmate, Jose while attending church as a teenager. Maria and Jose were married in 1955. They spent the next sixty-three years together until Jose’s passing.
Maria and Jose continued to work as migrants, spending summers up North for the first few years of their marriage. They traveled the country with their children, working in California, Oregon, Washington State, and Minnesota, to name a few. The children treasure the memories of those road trips because they were afforded an opportunity that few can attain, to see much of the United States as young children, and the beauty our country has to offer.
Eventually, Jose went to work for Southern Nurseries and the Bence Family, and Maria became a full-time homemaker. Maria was a great homemaker. She was a great cook. Some favorites were mouthwatering soups, aroz con pollo, carne guisada, refried beans, and homemade tortillas.
Maria also loved gardening. She and Jose were passionate about keeping their yard and garden immaculate. Maria had the most beautiful rose bushes and geraniums in the neighborhood.
She also enjoyed listening to music and caring for her beloved pets.
Maria was a devout Catholic and raised her children in the same faith. Maria went to mass weekly her entire life, and even when her health created limitations, Maria remained faithful.
Maria was a mom with great advice. She was frank and not afraid to share her perspective. As the children grew up, they heeded Mom’s words. Maria was very observant and genuinely cared about others. Maria was outgoing, friendly, had a beautiful smile, and was a supportive wife, mother, and grandmother.
Maria is preceded in death by her parents, Canuto and Monica (Medrano) Mansanales, her husband, Jose, son-in-law, Francisco Flores, and brother, Max Mansanales.
She is survived by children, Adelina Ramirez (Nicolas) of Yuba City, CA, Juan Manuel Treviño (Irene), Jose G. Treviño Jr., Dalia Valladares (Martin), Corina Flores (Francisco+), and Ramiro Treviño (Laura), all of Weslaco, siblings, Pedro Mansanales (Enedina), Felipa Mena, Rogelio “Roy” Mansanales (Angie), Maria Luisa “Licha” Sainz (Jose), and David Gomez, grandchildren, Maria Curiel (Edgar), Nicolas Ramirez Jr., Sandra Magaña (Juan), Leo Ramirez (Nellie+), Salvador Ramirez, Monica Loya (Alexis), Allysa Pubillones (Luis), Erica Mata (David), Juan Treviño Jr., Martin Valladares Jr. (Maria), Joel Valladares (Alicia), Laura Flores, Monica Flores, Vanessa Flores, Ramiro A Treviño, Jose A Treviño, Analaura Garcia (Mario), Eduardo Treviño, and Leonardo Treviño, great-grandchildren, Jacob Pubillones, Lauren, Sophia, and Ava Mata, Aliyah Raj, and Troy Curiel, Bella, Elijah, and Kyle Ramirez, Juan Jr., Jimena, and Christian Magaña, Liah, Dominic, Roman, and Jade Ramirez, Olivia F. Hernandez, Nathan, and Analiah Valladares.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 20th, 10 am-9 pm, with a rosary at 7 pm. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 21st, at 10 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Weslaco, followed by burial at Highland Memorial Park.