Sulema Riojas Alaniz

After 87 years, 6 months, and 4 days, Sulema Riojas Alaniz entered eternal life in heaven. She joins her parents Onofre & Ramona Riojas, her siblings Alejandro Riojas, Sr., Margarita Martinez, Luisa Villanueva, Isabel Gonzales, & Maria Elena Riojas (infant).

She leaves behind her husband of 67 years, Tony R. Alaniz from Devine, TX. Together they owned and operated Alaniz Garage in Natalia, TX, for 56 years. They retired in 2020.
Sulema leaves a legacy in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is survived by Ray (Dorothy) Alaniz of Devine, Rita (Phillip) Williams of Pearsall, and Ruby (Ken) Voss of Roanoke, VA.
She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Tony Ray (Jessie) Alaniz, Sam (Donna) Alaniz, Amy Jo (Josh) Kollman, Pamela (Mark) Ramirez, Jody Dan (Jessie) Williams, Sierra Sotelo and Mario A. Sotelo, III; along with 10 great grandchildren, 8 siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2023, 11:00 A.M. St. John Bosco Catholic Church of Natalia, Texas with Rosary starting at 1:00 P.M. and the Mass starting at 2:00 P.M. interment will follow at the Chilipitin Cemetery in Charlotte, Texas.
Anyone wishing to leave condolences, share memories, or sign the online guestbook may do so at Arrangements are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service. 303 W. College Ave., Devine, Texas 78016, (830) 663-4445.