Elvira Ann (Merles) Menchaca

Elvira Ann (Merfels) Menchaca passed away at the age of 93 on Saturday, September 16th, 2017.  She is survived by her children, two sons: Benny Menchaca, and wife Tina, and Steve Menchaca and wife Patricia; a daughter Nancy McDonald and husband, Rodney; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; as well as one great great grandchild.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Benito “Benny” Menchaca, and parents, Raymond and Alma Merfels.  Elvira resided in Helotes, Texas for 77 years and Bandera, Texas for the last 16 years.  She loved cooking, baking, sewing and needlepoint.

A wife, mother and grandmother is the legacy we have from her.  She taught us love, how to fight, gave us strength and had the kindest heart.  She had a lot of honorary children and grandchildren through the years that felt that same love and strength that her kids were showered with.  She fought to shelter and protect us all in any way that she could, as a wife, mother, and guardian.  She gave her best to all of us, and now it is her time to rest.

A Visitation Service will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at 13715 Riggs Road, Helotes, TX.  Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Helotes Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Leroy Galm, Wilbur Davis, Anthony King, Darren Rhodes, Mark Garrison and Frank Vargas.

To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com and select Obituaries.  Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.

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