October 7, 1924 - March 10, 2018
Mass of Christian Burial for Aurora Beltran, 93, a long-time Hereford resident, will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Iglesia de San Jose, with the Reverend Jose Ramon Molina, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow at West Park Cemetery. A prayer vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2018 at Parkside Chapel, with Pastor David Patrick, son-in-law, pastor of Trinity Life Church in Plainview, officiating. Mrs. Beltran passed into the next life Saturday, March 10, 2018.
Aurora Villarreal was born October 7, 1924 in Odem, Texas to Severino and Altagracia Benavidez Villarreal. She married Juan Beltran in Odem, Texas. They moved to Hereford 51 years ago from Levelland. Mrs. Beltran worked for Hereford Independent School District as a cafeteria worker for twenty years. She was an awesome daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Aurora was an awesome cook and was well known, and appreciated for her wonderful fruit cakes and fudge that she made from scratch. She was a member of Iglesia de San Jose.
Those mourning her passing are 4 daughters, Eva Mendoza, Connie Martin and husband Jerry, Janie Pena and husband Domingo all of Hereford and Debbie Patrick and husband David of Plainview. 3 sons, Rudy Beltran of Winters, Texas, Walter Beltran of Amarillo, and Richard Beltran and wife Mindey Bevers of Hereford, twenty grandchildren, forty five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren,
Mrs. Beltran was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Juan Beltran, one daughter Molly Coronado, two sons Johnny Beltran and Nicky Beltran and two great –grandchildren, Destanie Hope Ellis and Tristan Terry John Beltran.
The family suggests that memorials in Mrs. Beltrans name be made to Hereford Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels program, 426 Ranger. Hereford, TX 79045 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.