Maria Guadalupe "Lupe" DeLeon, 83, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on July 31, 2010. She struggled with Alzheimer's for many years. She was born Sept. 22, 1926 in Driscoll to Concepcion and Maria Escamilla.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Pablo DeLeon; 10 children, Arturo (Margaret) DeLeon, Alicia (Tomas) Rodriguez, Amelia Tighe, Armando (Maria Delia) DeLeon, Adolfo DeLeon, Able (Mary) DeLeon, Aida (Louis Fernando) Deases, Alma (Siro) Elizalde, Anna M. (Fred) Ramos, Angie DeLeon (Glenda Garza); 17 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters and two brothers.

A Rosary was recited on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010 at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Immediately following the Rosary the Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Michael Howell and Rev. Msgr. Morgan Rowsome as con-celebrants. Entombment followed in the Robstown Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Javier DeLeon, Mario Arnold Rodriguez, Albert Loera, Andy DeLeon, Rene Elizalde and Marcos Deases. Honorary pallbearers were Christopher DeLeon, Terry Rodriguez and Rudy Elizalde.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home