ESTER CORTEZ ALONZO, 74, a lifetime resident of San Marcos, Texas, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015. She was born December 30, 1940, in San Marcos, to Faustino H. and Hermelinda (Garcia) Cortez. Ester was well known throughout the San Marcos area and will be missed by all who knew her. Most dear to Ester was her family. She loved being surrounded by them and spending time with them. Ester got to travel overseas to Germany with her husband while he served in the military.
Ester is preceded in death by her parents; her siblings Maria Rodriguez, Vita Rodriguez, Andrea Nino, Arturo Cortez, Frances Ramirez, and Aurelia Vargas. She is survived by her husband Agapito L. Alonzo; her daughters Gloria Ann Martinez and her husband Mario Martinez, Sr.; and Irene Alonzo and her husband Jim Silva. Ester is also survived by her grandchildren Mario Martinez, Jr., Michael Anthony Barcenas, Jose Guadalupe Barcenas, Rosio Anna Barcenas; great-grandchildren Isaih Barcenas, and Araceli Barcenas; and by her brother Clemente Cortez.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos. A Rosary Service will be held that evening at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 12:00 noon at St. John's Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale. Pallbearers will be Frank Ramirez, Jr., Albert Ramirez, Michael Barcenas, Mario Martinez, Jr., Mario Martinez, Sr., and Jim Silva.