Maria “Elena” Araujo, 41, was born January 24, 1980, in Galveston, TX and passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021. She is survived by her only daughter, Marisela Elena Araujo; her mother, Nancy Araujo-Pereira; siblings: Rumaldo Carrizalez, Jr. (Debbie); Rose Mary Carrizalez; Marivel Guerrero (Rutilo, Sr.); Genaro Araujo, Jr.; Sandra Araujo; and Nancy Araujo; boyfriend of 13 years, Cesar Oregon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elena enjoyed spending time with family and the outdoors. She loved the variety of hibiscus plants. She would always listen to her favorite corridos and norteñas. Elena enjoyed spending time and playing with her dog, “Daisy.”
Elena’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Thursday, September 30, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral mass will be 1:30 pm, Friday, October 1, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial following at Lakeview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gabriel Araujo, Ruben Guerrero, Rutilo Guerrero, Jr., Alejandro Carrizalez, Andres Aguirre, and Rumaldo Carrizalez, Jr.
Elena’s family wishes to extend special thanks to all of their family and friends for their support.