Elva Cortez Renteria, 74, a lifelong resident of Presidio, entered eternal life on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa with her beloved family by her side. Elva was born July 17, 1944 in Presidio to Alberto Cortez, and Francisca (Gonzales) Cortez. She graduated from Presidio High School and was a homemaker. She met and married the love of her life, Carlos Renteria. Praying of the Most Holy Rosary was recited by Father Miguel “Mike” Alcuino at Santa Teresa de Jesus Church.  Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, December 15 with burial at Desert Hills Cemetery.

Elva was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and friend.  She enjoyed drinking Dr. Pepper, watching her two favorite television shows: Walker: Texas Ranger, and Fresh Prince of Bel Air.  Elva would welcome all visitors to her home with open arms, and food ready to feed all those who visited.

Elva is preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Renteria; a sister, Olivia Molinar, and a brother, Saul Cortez Sr.

Those left to cherish and remember the wonderful loving life of Elva is a son, Juan Carlos Renteria and wife Anahy Franco of Presidio; a daughter, Elvia Renteria of Presidio; and a sister, Lorretta Le Croy of Levelland, Texas; grandchildren Georgina Renteria, Briseida Holguin, Carlos Alberto Renteria, and Aylin Elaina Holguin all of Presidio, as well as her nieces and nephews Evalina Gallegos of Alpine, Anna Cosio of Artesia, New Mexico, Manny Molinar of Odessa, Gary Le Croy of Lubbock, David Le Croy of San Antonio, Leslie Le Croy, Cristina Cortez, and Saul Cortez Jr., all Odessa; as well as many beloved friends.

The Renteria family has entrusted Heritage Funeral Home of Van Horn with funeral arrangements.