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Modesta (Scheffel) Tovar

February 24, 1932 ~ July 15, 2022 (age 90)


Modesta S. Tovar was granted her Angel Wings on July 15, 2022, at the age of 90. She was born on February 24, 1932, to Josephine (Gallegos) and Max R. Scheffel Sr. in McQueeney, Texas.

Modesta was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a very strong willed and hard-working woman. She worked for over 30 years for Reanau Brothers, Holly Farms and ultimately Tyson until she retired. She enjoyed gardening and being outdoors as well as painting and collecting antiques. Modesta was extremely blessed with a large and loving family who will dearly miss her.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Juan Tovar Sr.; sons, Richard S. Tovar, Lupio Tovar and Ray Tovar Sr.; sister, Mary Regalado, and brothers, Max Scheffel Jr., Jesse Scheffel and Reynaldo Scheffel.

Left to cherish her memories are her children, Juan Tovar Jr. (Carmen), Delia Cardenas, Teresa Tovar, Modesta Perez (Jesus Perez Sr.) Mary Ann Valdez, Belinda Jimenez (Mike), and Jerry Tovar (Sylvia), numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; brother, Robert Scheffel (Becky); sisters, Yolanda Torres, Rosa Regalado and Josie Lopez (Joe) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.  

Visitation will be at Palmer Mortuary on Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, July 22, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park at 11:30 a.m.   

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