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Calistra Acosta Valenzuela

April 22, 1921 ~ June 24, 2022 (age 101)

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Calistra Acosta Valenzuela passed away quietly at home with her family on Friday, June 24th, 2022. Calistra was born in Fort Stockton, Texas on April 22, 1921 to Lazaro Acosta and Miquela Salmon Acosta. Calistra grew up here in Fort Stockton and went to Fort Stockton Schools, along with her brothers and sisters, Alberto, Beatrice, Juanita, Julio, Juliana, and Ricardo. Cali, as she was lovingly referred to by many, helped to care for her younger siblings when her mother was ill and passed away. Calistra's father eventually remarried to Ursula. She then had two more sisters, Manuela and Maria, and one brother, Tino.


Calistra met the love of her life, Pablo Valenzuela. Pablo and Calistra were married when she was 17 years old. They were married for over 73 years when Pablo passed away, and he still was the love of her life when she went to join him. Together they built a good life with 7 children; Ernestina (Tina) Hagy, Melba Ramos, Adelina Zamarrippa, Romelia Losoya, Pablo (Paul) Valenzuela Jr, Emma Wame, and Ivy Villarreal. During Calistra's many years she was blessed with19 grandchildren. Ramon (Moni), David, Jimmy Ray, Kim, Rae, Ralph, Ruben, Richard, Michael, Abel, Paul Albert, Joseph, Henry, Katherine, Paul, Justin, Adam, Amos, Aix DaNae.


Calistra has 30 great grandchildren; Isabel, Jada, Roman, Samantha, Andrea, Lewis, Joelle, Ralph, Jessie, Tyler, Abel, Aleena, Aubrie, Aaron, Ava, Bella, Layla, Addy, Victoria, Alexander, Jacob, Benjamin, Juliana, Joseph, Dor, Olive, Wren, Scarlett, Ender, and JR. The Blessings just continued with three great great grandchildren; Annabel, Elias, and Bryson.


Calistra's faith was always very, very strong and she prayed daily for all of her family, friends, and anyone that she heard needed prayer. Many of us counted on those prayers and we felt the love and prayers. Calistra especially enjoyed her quilting and gardening but most of all she enjoyed her children and grandchildren. She will be missed.
Calistra Acosta Valenzuela's rosary will be held at Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend on Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 at 6 p.m. Her funeral will be Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church and the burial will follow at 11 a.m.at the Catholic Cemetery.

 

Arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend in Ft. Stockton, Texas. If you would like to send your condolences to the family, you may do so by signing her guestbook at www.heritagefuneralhomeofthebigbend.com.

 

 

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Services

Family Viewing
Tuesday
June 28, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home of The Big Bend
301 N. Main St
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

Rosary
Tuesday
June 28, 2022

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home of The Big Bend
301 N. Main St
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
June 29, 2022

10:00 AM
Saint Joseph Catholic Church (Guadalupe Downtown Campus, Fort Stockton, Texas)

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
June 29, 2022

Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery (Guadalupe, Fort Stockton, Texas)

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