Ponposa VelaMarch 6, 1923 ~ February 11, 2017 (age 93)
Ponposa Salinas Vela
March 3, 1923 –February 11, 2017
Ponposa Salinas Vela, 93, of Port Orchard, WA, went to be with her Lord on 2-11-2017. A visitation will be held from 10-11 AM with a service to follow at 11 AM on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Hillier Funeral Home, 2301 East 29th Street in Bryan, TX. Interment will follow at 3:30 PM at Assumption Cemetery, 3650 S. Interstate 35 Austin, TX 78704.
Mrs. Vela was born on March 3, 1923 to Josefa and Julian Salinas in Harlingen, TX. She grew up in Harlingen, where she met and married her husband, Gaspar Vela.
During her stay in Bryan, she attended various churches. She loved to read, garden, embroidery, crochet, sew, and work with pottery.
Her husband predeceased her in 1989.
Mrs. Vela is survived by her children, daughter Maria Cantrell and husband Ben, of Port Orchard, WA, daughter Noemi Cain and her husband Jerry, of Fredericksburg, TX, son Antonio Vela, of Austin, TX, daughter Sara Loeppert and husband Richard, of Raleigh, NC, daughter Rebecca Correa, of Virginia Beach, VA, and son Jasper Alonzo Vela and wife Leonor, of Lamesa, TX; her sister Eva Contreras, of Collinsville, MS; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.