Alicia Campos, a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 surrounded by her family at home. She was 91.
Alicia Campos was born May 21, 1926, in Baytown to Guadalupe Torres and Ladislao Torres. She attended Robert E. Lee High School and married her high school sweetheart Antonio Campos.
In their 70 years of marriage, the couple found common interest in teaching, traveling to visit family in Mexico, hosting numerous family gatherings, campaigning and encouraging their family to be actively involved in the political process.
After graduating from the University of Houston, she went to work as a Spanish and History teacher in the La Porte Independent School District. She was an excellent seamstress and cook. After retiring from teaching, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, her great grandchildren and cheering them on at their sporting events. Her favorite sports team was the Houston Astros and she followed the team closely each season.
She is preceded in death by her son Michael Campos, son-in-law Gilbert Lafuente, nephew Carlos Lara and sisters Rachel Lara and Angelina Walmsley.
She is survived by her husband Antonio Campos, her children Aida Garza (husband Roberto Garza), Marc Campos and Sylvia Lafuente and grandchildren Rachel Campos Estes, David Lafuente, Cristina Lafuente, Enrique Lafuente, Linda Garza-Martinez, Roberto Garza, Veronica Garza, Rebecca Cuellar and Miguel Garza, 13 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 5:00 p.m. at Navarre Funeral Home. Funeral services begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1907 Carolina Avenue Baytown, TX 77520. Interment will be at Forest Park Lawndale, 6900 Lawndale Street Houston, TX 77023.
Pallbearers will be Dante DeBerardino, Enrique Lafuente, David Lafuente, Roberto Garza, David Walmsley and John T. Walmsley. Honorary pallbearers will be Miguel Garza, Richard Walmsley, Victor Lara and Louis Rodriguez.
To view her online obituary, or post a tribute to her family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas 77521, (281) 422-8111.