Maria Luz Navarro, a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2023, in Seguin, Texas. She was born on June 20, 1936, in Salamanca, Guanajuato Mexico. Maria's life was a testament to selflessness and love, as she dedicated herself wholeheartedly to her family.
Known for her nurturing nature and unwavering devotion to her loved ones, Maria always put her family first. Her children and grandchildren held a special place in her heart, and she cherished every moment spent with them. Maria had an incredible sense of humor that brought joy to those around her. She loved nothing more than laughing with her grandchildren and creating cherished memories together.
A devout Christian, Maria's faith played a central role in her life. She found solace and strength in attending church services and praising God. Her unwavering faith served as a guiding light throughout her journey, providing comfort in times of adversity. Maria's connection with God was deep-rooted and brought immense joy to her soul.
Maria had many passions in life that brought her immense happiness. She had an affinity for the color yellow and found delight in filling her surroundings with its vibrant hue. Gardening was one of Maria's favorite pastimes; she had a green thumb and particularly enjoyed nurturing rose bushes into beautiful blooms. Singing hymns uplifted her spirit, and she found great pleasure in expressing herself through music. Another talent Maria possessed was making tortillas—a skill that she took great pride in.
Maria leaves behind a rich legacy of love and compassion. Though deeply missed by all who knew her, she is remembered for the impact she made on countless lives. Maria was preceded in death by both of her parents; her husband of 61 years of marriage, Roberto Arroyo Navarro; their infant daughter Elizabeth Navarro and son Jesus Navarro; sisters, Marta Mendoza and Aurora Gutierrez; and brothers, Salvador Gutierrez and Guadalupe Gutierrez.
She is survived by her children Roberto Navarro Jr. and wife Alma, Elida Rodriguez and husband Eddie, Leticia Peña and husband Manuel, Gilbert Navarro and wife Monica, David Navarro and partner Rick, Carolina Navarro, Elizabeth Samaniego and husband Eddie. Maria also leaves behind grandchildren who she raised as her own children—Joshua Navarro and Santiago Navarro—as well as 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Natalia Palomares and Carolina Lopez, along with her brothers Guillermo Gutierrez, Ismael Gutierrez, Antonio Gutierrez, Juan Gutierrez, Pedro Gutierrez.
Funeral services to honor Maria's life will be held at Palmer Mortuary & Cremations in Seguin, Texas. Visitation will take place on August 7th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Prayer Service will follow at 6:30 PM. Additional visitation will be held on August 8th at Bethlehem Church in Seguin from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The Funeral Service will begin at noon. Maria will be laid to rest at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park in New Braunfels following the service.
Pallbearers will be X'avier Samaniego, Jonathan Samaniego, Joshua Navarro, Gilbert Navarro Jr., Robert Navarro III, Isaiah Navarro and Manuel Canales III.
Honorary pallbearer will be Alexzander Peña and Abraham Navarro .
Maria Luz Navarro was a beacon of light in the lives of those who were fortunate enough to know her. Her warmth, love, and laughter illuminated every room she entered. She will forever be remembered as a devoted mother, adoring grandmother, loyal friend, and faithful servant of God. May her soul find eternal peace as her memory lives on in our hearts.