Obituary — Margarita “Maggie Navarrette

Margarita “Maggie” Navarrette, passed away on March 12, 2015 in Van Horn.   She was born to Anita and Natividad Aguilar on Dec. 26, 1932 in Big Spring, Tex.  Ms. Maggie went to that place where there is no pain, no sorrow, where she longed and was well prepared for, “Heaven “.  Thanks be to God, she’s with the Lord and Savior.  Maggie loved the Lord and if you ever met her, she would let you know for what she existed.  To let the world know of His goodness, grace and path of salvation.  There could have been a book written about all her good, funny and extraordinary things she did in her life.  Maggie was very proud of all her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and the Familia.  She was an Aguilar, which stands for “big family “.  At age 55, Maggie graduated from Sul Ross State University with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education.  She taught in LaPryor, Tex. for a few years, and then returned to Van Horn, where she loved being Mom, Grandma, Granny and Tia to those she loved.  Thank Jesus for this beautiful soul who stood by her family, praying and encouraging tirelessly.  She was truly loved and will be sorely missed.  Maggie is survived by one daughter:  Maggie and her husband Vincent J.; her five sons:  Israel Jr. and his wife Irene;  Steven Sr., Eddie Sr. and his wife Nora; Ralph Sr. and his wife Norma;  Ronnie Sr. and his wife Sara. She is also survived by her one sister Aurelia Luna and her husband Heradio, and one brother Alfredo Aguilar and his wife Juanita, many nieces, nephews and their families.  Maggie was blessed with 23 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and one great –great-granddaughter, Lily. Funeral services were held on March 14, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Van Horn. A beautiful message was given by Hermana Gurdelia Garcia, followed by Christian music by family members and the church choir.  Maggie was laid to rest at Van Horn Cemetery.  Pallbearers were her sons:  Israel, Steven Sr., Eddie Sr., Ralph Sr., Ronnie Sr. and her son-in-law Vincent J.  Funeral services were entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home of Van Horn.