Our beloved mother, Eva Teresa Martinez Postell, 91, entered into God’s paradise in Heaven on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, peacefully with her family by her side. She was listening to the Divine Mercy Chaplet in song until she took her last breath.
Eva will join those who preceded her in death, her husband, Rufus Chris "R.C." Postell; parents, Luis and Ofelia Martinez; son-in-law, Tanis Garza, Jr., and her first grandson, Tanis Anthony Garza; sister, Maria Luisa Martin; brothers, Luisito Martinez, Luis F. Martinez, Jr., Julio Martinez, and Adolfo R. Martinez.
Eva was a graduate of Ursuline Academy Class of ’48 and then Texas Women’s University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Education. Eva devoted 30 years to education where she taught at Tomas Sanchez then moved to Alma Pierce School until her retirement. She was an avid educator who instilled education in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She dedicated her life to her family and then her grandchildren. She loved babysitting her grandchildren, attending Teacher Retirement Meetings, Canasta, Bonko, and going to coffee with her friends. Mom enjoyed keeping up with current events.
Eva battled Alzheimer’s for the past 10 years until she took her last breath.
Eva Teresa is survived by her daughters, Carol Jean Postell (Garza) and son Jason Patrick (Karina) Garza; Cathy Ann Postell and her daughters, Megan Teresa K. Ochoa (Andrew), Loren Alexis K. Torres (Jhoan); son, Rufus Chris Postell Jr. (Norma) and children, Jennifer Cybal Postell, Stephany Nicole Postell, and Chris Anthony Postell. Also, surviving are her great-grandchildren, Nicolas Ramirez, Alex Gonzales, Matthew Araiza, and Aubrey Marie Ochoa. Eva is also survived by her only remaining sibling, Josephine M. Juarez (Manuel Jesus), and numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.
Special thanks are given to Serenity Hospice, Rosie, Valerie, and Fausto (nurses) and Father Hector Flores, and her devoted caregivers, Concepcion Perez, Marta Garcia, Maricruz Rodriguez, and Maria Lopez.
A rosary will be recited on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in the Hillside Funeral Home chapel. A visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
A funeral mass will take place Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. from Hillside Funeral Home to St. Patrick Catholic Church. A mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m.
Interment will follow to the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Due to the COVID pandemic and everyone’s safety, the number of visitors will be limited. Please continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and honor the family from a distance. You may express your condolences to the family on our website at www.hillsidefuneral.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041.