June 15, 1924 - February 21, 2020
Victoriana "Vita" Eureste, 95, of Hamler, Ohio passed away on February 21, 2020. She was born on June 15, 1924 in Waelder, TX to Felix and Celedonia (Martinez) Tovar. On January 29, 1950, she and Raul Eureste were married in Waelder. Their union lasted 65 years until his passing in 2015. Vita was a kind, generous and devoted family matriarch. She was tireless worker, in her youth as a migrant farm worker and a "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII and later, as a 10 year employee of Campbell Soup. An excellent cook, she was often hired to cater for large parties. Vita and Raul enjoyed gardening, singing at parties, going to dances, playing cards, and watching soap operas. They often traveled to see family and for new experiences. Their home was always open to visiting family and friends. Vita is survived by four children, Christina (Walter) Johnson, Mt. Pleasant, SC; Michael (Mary) Eureste, Phoenix, AZ; Anita (Tim) Eureste-Kryder, Napoleon, OH; David Eureste, Toledo, OH; four grandchildren, Elizabeth (Sergio Millanes Vaquero) Eureste; Esteban (Jaimi) Eureste; Jessica (Gregory) Talbert; Alexander (Janna) Johnson; six great-grandchildren, Ethan; Elliot; Norah; Jasper; Charlotte; and Lucy. Also surviving are her siblings, Feliciana Melchor, Hamler, OH; Tom Tovar, Napoleon OH; Reymundo Tovar,Ft. Worth,TX; Catalina Crampton, San Antonio TX and Felix Tovar, Jr, Austin TX. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Raul; and siblings, Agapito; Agustina; Trinidad; and Natividad. Visitation will be held at Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm with a prayer service at 6:30 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at St. Paul Catholic Chapel, Hamler at 10:00 am with Fr. Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be shared at rodenbergergray.com.
Victoriana "Vita" Eureste, 95, of Hamler, Ohio passed away on February 21, 2020. She was born on June 15, 1924 in Waelder, TX to Felix and Celedonia (Martinez) Tovar. On January 29, 1950, she and Raul Eureste were married in Waelder. Their union... View Obituary & Service Information
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