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Cecilia Villa

A funeral mass is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, May 8, at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church in Monahans, Texas, for Cecilia Hernandez Villa of Monahans.

Villa, 92, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in Monahans.

Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Twin Oaks Memorial Park in Artesia.

Cecilia was born Nov. 22, 1924, in Loma Pelona, Texas, to Tomas and Cecilia Hernandez. She was raised on a ranch at Loma Pelona near Presidio, Texas.

She was a stay-at-home mother until 1968, when the family moved to Chicago. There, she worked for Shure Brothers and Baxter-Travenol Pharmaceuticals.

Cecilia was a parishioner at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church in Monahans, belonged to De Colores and Sacred Heart of Jesus, and was a sister Knight of Columbus.

Survivors include sister Berta H. Almanz; brother Reynaldo Hernandez; husband Benny Villa; daughter Cynthia Villa; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tomas and Cecilia B. Hernandez, siblings Genero Hernandez, Angelita H. Aguirre, Agustina Hernandez, Lina H. Cobos, Roberto Hernandez, and twin brother Jorge Hernandez.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Harkey Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at harkeyfunerals.com.