Clelia Vela Jimenez, 79, of Galveston, TX, passed away in her home on Monday, November 11, 2013. She was born in Alice, TX on April 6, 1934 to parents Mateo Vela and Praxedis Vela.
Clelia is survived by four children: Annabelle Ponce, Sylvia Sanchez, Armando Jimenez, and Angelica Jimenez, all of Galveston, TX. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and also three sisters: Elva Cantu, Emma Garcia, and Emelia Pappavasilou.
Pallbearers are Brian Ponce, Bernie Ponce, Jared Sanchez, Armando Jimenez Jr., Neil Scofelia, and Ruben Garza. Honorary pallbearers are Oscar Hanson and Jon Casados.
Clelia family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm Thursday, November 14 at Malloy & Son Funeral home. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am Friday, November 15 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with burial immediately following at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.