Aurora Vela Aldana, 87, died on Tuesday, May 19, 2009.

She was born on July 18, 1921 in Ben Bolt to Audencio and Angelita Ruiz Vela. She was a Catholic and a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Emilio Aldana of Corpus Christi; her children, Maria del Carmen (Gilbert Martinez) Aldana of Robstown, Emilio (Angelita) Aldana Jr. of Corpus Christi, and John Aldana of Lewisville; her brother, Jose Arturo Vela of Alice; her sister, Amanda Herrera of Alice; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22, at St. Peter's Mission in Ben Bolt. Interment followed at Las Almas Cemetery in Ben Bolt.

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