January 6, 1956 - November 5, 2018
Maria Ester Barela of Gainesville, Texas passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 at the age of 62. She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother and beloved friend to many!
She cared for so many. She was ready to listen, laugh and sit with coffee or a cigarette with whoever needed her time. Ester found joy and peace in helping others no matter the task; may it be painting your kitchen, decorating your home, or sharing resources she knew about. Our mom loved to create art, it could have been as simple as drawing art on our lunch bags or her intricate work quilting, knitting and crocheting. She enjoyed working in her garden, she would tirelessly work the dirt, plant flowers, sort rocks and feed the birds and squirrels. She loved everything beautiful God, the sky, music, angels, smiles, dogs and even cars. Our mom had a contagious laughter and an empathetic soul, she influenced and inspired everyone in her path. She was a free spirit.
Maria lived life her on her terms. She was loved by many.
She always said that her daughters were as follows: Arlene was her eyes – Emily was her heart – Theresa was her soul – To us, she was our everything.
Her favorite flower were Irises. In Victorian definition they represent faith, wisdom, admiration,courage, and hope. The Greek goddess, Iris, escorted the deceased from earth to heaven. We believe that God has her helping in that special way to continue her work helping others as the legacy of the Iris.
Maria is survived by her companion Luis Moreno; her daughters, Arlene Aguilar and spouse, Jason Aguilar; Emily Cotton and spouse, Argentra Cotton; and Theresa Yneges; her grandsons, Daniel S. West, Isaiah West, Elijah West, Kingston Wilbanks and Argentra “AJ” Cotton; granddaughters, Mia Yneges and Maria Cotton; her brothers, Manuel Barela, Ruben Barela, Bruce Barela, Jimmy Barela, Daniel Barela and sister, Lorraine Guzman.
She is preceded by her father, Ruben Cano Barela, her mother, Clara Madrid Barela, and her brother, David Barela.
A sincere and grateful thank you to ABBA for their support; Marie and Sandy.
Memorial Services will be on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.
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