Lucia Saldaña Palacios, longtime resident of Edinburg, Texas, passed away peacefully Monday, June 5, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on February 25, 1926 in Kyle, Texas. Lucia was the matriarch of the Palacios family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Marcial and Ramona Saldaña, and was the only surviving daughter of 14 children. Additionally, she is preceded by her loving husband, Nicolas Palacios, Sr,; her sons Nicolas Palacios, Jr. and Ernesto Palacios, Sr.; her grandchildren Debra Palacios Rodriguez and Nicolas Santos Palacios. She is survived by her children: Fred (Maria Elena) Palacios, Teresa (Pedro) Leal, +Nicolas (Frances) Palacios, Juan (Rita) Palacios, +Ernesto (San Juanita) Palacios, Janie (Rudy) Zamorano, Olga (Ricardo) Rodriguez, Rene (Iselda) Palacios, Hon. Mary Alice Palacios, Patricia (Alfredo) Garza, Julie (Joel) Carcaño, and Hon. Toribio (Hope) Palacios. She is also survived by 61 grandchildren, 126 great-grandchildren, and 29 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., with a 7 p.m. rosary Wednesday, June 7, at Sacred Catholic Church in Edinburg. Funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 8, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Edinburg. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Edinburg. Pallbearers are as follows: Fred Palacios, Jr., Pedro Leal, Jr., Ricardo Palacios, Juan “Sonny” Palacios, Jr., Ernesto Palacios, Jr., Jaime Palacios, Hon. Ricardo Rodriguez, Jr., Jimmy Moreno, Eric Caceres, Alfredo Garza, Jr., Joel Carcaño, Jr., and Toribio Palacios, Jr. Deepest gratitude to Doctors Melva Palacios and Chris Casso, Amara Hospice, and Mrs. Palacios’ caregiver for seven years, Mrs. Dalia Flores. Funeral services are entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Edinburg.

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