Eluterio P. Beltran, age 82, passed quietly away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on February 20, 1935 to Manuela and Antonio Beltran, Sr. in Delmita, Texas.
Eluterio started an irrigation and landscaping business in 1977 along with his son, Homer, and his son-in-law, Rudy. Throughout the years, he tried to retire many times and was unsuccessful because he loved the business and especially working with his son and son-in-law.
A devout member of St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Orange Grove, Texas, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, dancing, gambling and traveling. He never missed an opportunity to go to the café to visit and have coffee with friends and family.
Eluterio was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Delfina V. Beltran; a granddaughter, Michelle Irene Gonzalez; three brothers, Fidencio, Ramon, and Antonio Beltran, Jr.; and two sisters, Ninfa Casas and Francisca Perez.
He is survived by two sons, Homer (Maria) Beltran of Orange Grove, Texas and Jerry (Maria) Franco of Corpus Christi, Texas; five daughters, Mary Beltran Garcia, Janie Beltran (Marcos) Garcia, Norma (Roger) Arriola, and Irene (Rudy) Rodriguez, all of Orange Grove, Texas, and Lisa Anna (Richard Harris) Beltran of Lovington, New Mexico; twenty grandchildren, thirty-four great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. the same evening at Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Orange Grove, Texas with Father Prince Kuruvila as celebrant. Interment will follow at Sandia Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E. Main St., Alice, Texas.
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