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Mrs. Petra Aguilar, age 75, of Colorado City, died Tuesday afternoon at her residence. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at St. Annâ€™s Catholic Church with Father Michael Udegbunam officiating. Burial will follow in the Colorado City Cemetery under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Mrs. Aguilar was born Jan. 30, 1938 in Colorado City to Alejandro and Consuelo Garcia Rocha and had been a lifelong resident. She married Manuel Aguilar, Sr. on July 20, 1954 in Colorado City. She was a cook in the dietary department of Mitchell County hospital for 25 years and a member of St. Annâ€™s Catholic Church. She loved spending time with her kids and grandkids, flea marketing and bingo.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Manuel Aguilar, Sr. of Colorado City; three sons, Adam and wife Gloria Aguilar, Manuel Aguilar, Jr. (Beaver) and Marcos Aguilar, all of Sweetwater; 10 daughters, Sylvia and husband, James Cook of Wichita Falls, Martha and husband, Ricky Heredia of Sweetwater, Natalie Martinez of Colorado City, Lydia and husband, Robbie Cadenhead of Big Spring, Estela and husband, Manuel Luna of Abilene, Crestina Ginkinger of Plainview, Cindy and husband, David Salazar, Laura and husband, Tim Mitchell, Delia and husband, Elias Gonzales, all of Colorado City, Elia and husband, Robert Lara of San Angelo; 39 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; five sisters, Linda Gutierrez, Jessie Aguilar, Adelina Leal, Trinadad Aguilar and Teresa Perez; three brothers, Alex Rocha, Jr., Frank Rocha and Carlos Rocha.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Natalia Aguilar and Elida Aguilar; a grandson, Robert Jaye Emerson; three sisters, Paula Silva, Nancy Gutierrez and Mary Valdez; and a brother, Doro Rocha.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.