Maria Del Refugio Amesquita

Maria Del Refugio Amesquita

Maria Amesquita, 56, of Cobden, lost her battle with breast cancer early Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at her home.

She was born on Sept. 20, 1959, in Mexico, the daughter of Alfredo and Marie Dolores Cavazos Muniz.

She married J. Jesus Amesquita on July 28, 1975, in Tallahoma, Tenn.

She is survived by her husband, J. Jesus Amesquita of Cobden; children Celia (Abel) Godinez of Anna, Jesus Amesquita Jr. of Cobden, Ricardo (Tiffany) Amesquita of Mt. Vernon, Maribel (Daniel) Alvarado of Arkansas, Martin Amesquita of Cobden and Ignacio (Carolyn) Amesquita of Carbondale; grandchildren Benjamin, Diego, Romeo and Juliet Godinez, all of Anna, Daniel, Raquel, Enoch and Emilia Alvarado, all of Arkansas, and Anna Lucia Amesquita of Carbondale; siblings Daniel (Laura) Muniz of Texas, Santos Fidel Muniz of Florida, Maria de la Luz Muniz of Florida, Jesus (Norma) Muniz of Florida, Candelo (Francisca) Muniz of Florida, Victoriana Muniz of Arkansas, Juanita Maria (Jose) Carmen of Tapia, Texas, and Jose Alejandro Muniz of Florida; many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Maria de la Luz Amesquita, and a brother, Humberto Muniz.

Maria was a strong woman who always put her family first. Even through her own struggle she dedicated her strength to caring for others. She was well known for her cooking and hospitality, welcoming everyone into her home with love. She touched many lives with her kindness and generosity. She has left the legacy of her love and perseverance.

Funeral Mass for Mrs. Amesquita will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden, with Father Uriel Salamanca officiating.

Friends can call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden and after noon and until the service hour at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden is in charge of arrangements.

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