Gertrudis Z. Cavazos, 89, was called to enter her eternal life of peace on July 25, 2021. She was born on May 2, 1932, in Kingsville, TX to Julian and Nicolasa Zapata. Gertrudis “TULA” Cavazos owned and operated Cut and Curl Beauty Cottage for numerous years before retiring. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Nicolasa Zapata; brothers, Jose, Pedro, Julian, Gregorio, Estanislado, Salomon, and Carlos Zapata; and sister, Christina Zapata all of Kingsville, TX.
Among those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 71 years, Jose Humberto “Beto” Cavazos; son, Jose Humberto “Sonny” Cavazos Jr (Rebeca); daughters, Maria I. Del Bosque “Mary Dall” (David) and Edna Bullard (Bill); grandsons, Edward Cavazos (Linda), Humberto Cavazos, Michael Cavazos (Jenny), Greg Del Bosque (Jessica), and Julio Humberto Del Bosque (Julia); granddaughters, Lorraine Wolfe (John), Nicki Garcia (Roel), Amanda Perales (James), and Ashley Bullard; step grandchildren, Orlando Franco (Rhonda), Jimmie Castro (Dianna), and Olinda Kolarik (Wes); and numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren whom she loved as her own.
“TULA” will always be remembered as a strong woman of faith and her deep devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ. She enjoyed sewing (especially crafting hand embroidered quilts), dancing, and spending precious moments with her family, especially during holidays where she was always the life of the party. She was a member of St. Martin’s Alter Society, St. Martin’s Catholic Daughters, La Gardenia Club, Mr.& Mrs. Social Club, La Acuarela Club, and La Amistad Club. She was proud to serve on the H.M. King High School Advisory Board for Cosmetology classes and on the Bee County Advisory Board.
She was a beautiful soul that touched the lives of many and always had words of wisdom to share.
The family will receive condolences on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM; with a holy rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM. On Thursday, July 29, 2021, a holy rosary will be recited at 9:30 AM at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 AM. A Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at Chamberlain Cemetery.
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