Maria Esther Puga
1939 – 2019
Maria Esther Puga, 79, was born on December 30, 1939 in Guadalajara, Mexico and was called up to be with her Lord and Savior on September 15, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Maria was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a very strong and loving woman, who was one of a kind. Maria was a giving and independent person that was a mentor to her grandchildren. She was a great cook and enjoyed spending time with her family. Maria was a very genuine lady and the anchor that kept the family together. A woman who persevered with raising nine children in a new city with a foreign language; she found ways to accomplish the many challenges she faced. Maria loved music, sewing and gardening. A strong willed lady, humorous and funny with the grandchildren. She showed them love with her exquisite and comforting food. Nothing put a bigger smile than seeing her entire family together. She will be dearly missed by all who shared wonderful memories with her. Maria was preceded in death by her parents, Nemecio Ballesteros Arias and Isaura Cruz Marquez; her great grandson, Nathan Anthony Aguilar, and her son in law, Ruben Perez, Jr. She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her loving husband of 56 years, Roberto R. Puga; her sons, Robert B. Puga & wife Norma, Juan B. Puga & wife Grace, Sergio B. Puga & wife Araceli, Everardo B. Puga & wife Sylvia, and Ismael Puga & wife Diana; her daughters, Adriana Duran & husband Tello, Gloria Perez, Xochitl P. Aguilar & husband Michael, and Frances Sotelo; her brother, Jorge Ballesteros; her sister, Socorro Badillo; her 22 grandchildren; her 4 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation: Friday, September 20, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Mariachi Serenade: 8:30pm
Location: Compean Funeral Home Main Chapel