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Magdalena Perez Leal, 99, passed away on January 7, 2011 in Corpus Christi, TX.

Mrs. Leal has lived in Corpus Christi since April 1994. She was a resident of Brownsville from 1990- 94, and Raymondville since 1930, having moved there from Falfurrias, TX. She was a dedicated wife and mother, and faithfully served her community in Raymondville for many years. She stood by her husband as together they formed and operated a dairy farm, Fidel Leal Farms, a cattle ranch, and a real estate business, all in Willacy County. She was a member of the Dahlia Social Club and and the Guadalupanas while residing in Raymondville. Her life was a life of service to family, friends, church and community.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fidel Leal; two sons, Ramon Leal and Dr. Victor Leal; a daughter, Otila Leal Hummer; her mother, Fannie Cameron Perez; her father, Candelario Perez; four sisters and a brother, Martha Perez Villarreal, Hilda Perez Luna, Audelia Perez Rodriguez, Ofira Perez Vecchio and Ponciano Perez.

Mrs. Leal is survived by her five daughters, Viola Leal Salazar, Estella Leal Benavides (Isaac J. Benavides, Jr.), Dr. Odilia Leal, Magdalena Leal Chapa (Enrique Chapa) of Corpus Christi, TX and Gloria Leal Cortez of Brownsville, TX; 26 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Public visitation was held Sunday, January 9, at Funeraria Del Angel Memorial Holly Chapel with a service to be held at 2 p.m. that same day. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2011 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 4464 Old Port Isabel Road, Brownsville, TX.

Honoring her as pallbearers were her grandsons.

Please visit to offer condolences and sign guest book.

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2011-01-12 / Obituaries

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