Sylvia Barriga Holguin

Sylvia Barriga Holguin, 64, of Odessa, went to be with our Lord and join her parents, two brothers and three sisters in heaven on January 22, 2021.

Visitation was held from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel.

Mass was celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2021, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with burial following at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Sylvia was born in Presidio, Texas, to Ascension Barriga and Gregoria Rivera Barriga on February 02, 1956. She went to Presidio High School and graduated in the top 3. She briefly worked at the Border Patrol with plans to go to college in Alpine, when she fell in love. She married Luis Manuel “Meme” Holguin on December 21, 1974, in Presidio. Luis, being an Army soldier, received orders to go to Germany and took Sylvia there after high school. They started a family and returned to Presidio briefly before moving to Odessa, Texas. She was a homemaker and raised five children as well as becoming the pillar that built that foundation for her family and always had her doors open to anyone in need. She brought her family up in the Catholic faith and was a devout Christian until her later years when her health began to affect her. Sylvia loved to dance and was always the first to be at any party or event to support family and friends in their celebrations. She will be greatly missed by many.

Sylvia is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Ascension Jr. and Miguel, sisters Elidia Galindo, Emma B Lopez and Elva Barriga Sanchez.

Sylvia is survived by her husband, Luis; her children, Sylvia Denise and husband Antonio Suchil; Luis M Jr. and wife Alisha; Matthew and wife Cassie; Eric; Isabel and fiancée Merranda. She had nine grandchildren: Antonio Suchil Jr. and fiancée Allyson, Aaron, Abraham and Andrew Suchil, Gavin and Miles Holguin, Eric Holguin Jr., Xena and Santino Holguin; and two great-grandchildren, Y’Lilyanna and E’Verleigh Suchil. She is also survived by her sisters, Lucilla B. Renteria, and Nelda Hernandez and husband Samuel, brother Raul Barriga and wife Senaida, and her father-in-law, Manuel Holguin.