Elida Leonilla Alderete

elida alderete

January 17, 1928 ~ May 28, 2023

Born in: Anna Rose, Texas
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Elida Leonilla Alderete, 95, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, May 28, 2023.

Elida was born in Anna Rose, Texas on January 17, 1928, to Francisco Alegria and Clorinda Weston Alegria. She grew up going to dances at her Tia Pinky’s dance hall, La Posta Ramirena. That love of dancing was “in the bone and can’t help it” as her aunt, Tia Nona used to say. It was there that she met her husband, Simon Alderete, whom she married in April, 1950.

In 1971, Elida and Simon moved their family from Anna Rose to Arlington. Elida retired from the US postal service after working the graveyard shift at the Arlington post office for over 20 years. She then began volunteering at Arlington Memorial Hospital. She continued going to dances at the local recreation center with her cousins, Evelia Chapa and Odilia Salinas, where they would dance the evening away and gossip and giggle like teenage schoolgirls.

Elida was a kind, gentle, strong, independent woman, the matriarch of the Weston/Alegria family who was deeply loved and respected by her daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, cousins, friends, and friends and families of her children and grandchildren. Everyone loved Mamo and she will be dearly missed!

Elida was preceded in death by her parents, Francisco Alegria and Clorinda Weston Alegria; her husband, Simon Alderete; brothers Atlee Edwin and Juan Alegria; sister-in-law Frances Alegria; daughter Lucinda Hernandez and granddaughter Laura Nicole Hernandez.

She is survived by daughters Dina Salinas and Linda Tovar; grandchildren Christina Cotter, Christopher Lopez (Theresa), Gabriel Alderete (Evelyn), Michael Hernandez Jr. (Erica), Angelica Tolliver (Jay) and Vanessa DeLeon-Kennedy (Erik); great grandchildren Damion and Jaden, Sierra and Isabella, Evelyn, Eddie and Elijah, Esperanza, Dolores, Fae, Evelyn and Michael III, Jayvyn, Jayden, Max and soon to be born, Portlyn Zella; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends.


Public Visitation: June 2, 2023 10:30 am

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Rosary: June 2, 2023 11:30 am

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Mass: June 2, 2023 1:00 pm

St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church
1200 South Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76013

(817) 275-5081

Graveside Service: June 2, 2023 2:30 pm

Moore Memorial Gardens
1219 North Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76012

(817) 275-2711

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  1. CandleImageOur deepest condolences. May the Lord watch over uou all and give you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow.
    Eternal rest grant unto her Oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.

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