Evagelina Aranda Mata
December 24, 1955 - October 20, 2018
Mass of Christian Burial for Evagelina Aranda Mata, 62, a life-long Hereford resident, will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Iglesia de San Jose with the Reverend Jose Ramon Molina, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery under the personal supervision of Parkside Chapel Funeral Home. A Prayer Vigil will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October, 24, 2018 at Parkside Chapel Funeral Home. Mrs. Mata passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018 in Hereford.
Evangelina Aranda was born December 24, 1955 in Laredo, Texas to Teodulo and Dora Navarro Aranda. She moved to Hereford with her family in 1956 from Laredo. She worked on farms all her life. Evangelina met and married Alberto Rodriquez November 25, 1997 in Hereford.
One of Mrs. Mata’s favorite things to do, was prepare Thanksgiving Dinner. She had many specialties that were a part of this traditional meal. Evangelina loved to dance and was very active in her Church, Iglesia, de San Jose.
The legacy she leaves behind are one son, Tony Aranda of Irving, Texas, 3 sisters, Rosa Aranda, Elvia Aranda and Diana Villegas all of Hereford, three brothers, Roberto Aranda and wife Elena of Hereford, Juan Aranda and wife Amparo of Amarillo, and Reynaldo Aranda and wife Manuela of Hereford.