OBITUARY: Rosendo Marquez Evaro

Rosendo Marquez Evaro was born on September 30, 1932. He passed away, surrounded by his family on January 26, 2024. He was 91 years old. He was the son of Rosendo Acosta Carrasco and Pascuala Morales Marquez. His mother passed away when he was three months old, and he was raised by his father’s sister Victar and husband Pablo Evaro in Redford, Texas. He graduated from Presidio High School at 17 years of age. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

On December 19, 1959, he married Elida Garcia and the two began their lives together, eventually celebrating 64 years of marriage. He turned his full attention to his passion for farming, raising cotton, cantaloupes and onions. He was the third generation of the Evaro family devoted to the love of tilling the soil that was started in 1876. It was a proud moment when he was recognized by the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Family Land Heritage Program for a century or more of continuous land ownership and operation in the early 1980s. The farm is still in operation today, after 147 years, and will continue for years to come.

Rosendo is survived by his wife, Elida; sons, Jose Eduardo (Hilda) Evaro, Rosendo (Sonia) Evaro Jr.; daughters, Josefina (Esteban) Mesa, Rosario (Stan) Ferrell, Carolina (Guillermo) Perez; and his beloved grandchildren, Kimberly, Idaly, Saraly, Bonifacio, Aaron, Viviana, Joaquin, Samuel, Christopher, Clinton, Jorge and Joel; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Roel and Abril.

Funeral Services with military honors were held on Friday, February 2, 2024, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Shafter, Texas. Graveside services followed at Desert Hills Cemetery in Presidio, Texas, with Father Victorino Loresca Jr. officiating from Marfa. Services were entrusted to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home in Alpine, Texas.