Norma Angelica Jimenez Villarreal
April 17, 1944 – December 1, 2022
Our mother will be deeply missed but forever in our lives.
Our mother Norma Angelica Jimenez Villarreal, 78, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Godmother, mother-in-law, aunt, and friend went home to our heavenly father on December 1, 2022. Born on April 17, 1944, to Abelina and Cruz Jimenez in Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, she was the fourth eldest of five sisters. The sisters often referred to as “Las Cinco Hermanas”, were well known as they grew up with their entrepreneurial parents and leaders in the Acuña community and the Catholic church.
Norma married Jose Hector Villarreal Diego on January 26, 1967; and began their family together. Known for her great cooking, they opened a couple of restaurants in Del Rio before moving the family to Fort Worth in 1983. El Asadero Mexican Steakhouse, which later became Los Asaderos has been a staple on the North Side for 39 years. Praised by customers from all over our prosperous city, our wonderful state and our great country for her recipes and dishes, the tradition will continue through her children.
Our mother Norma joins her eldest sisters Beatriz (Javier+) Garcia, Lilia (Julio+) Garcia, Pura (Filomeno+) Salazar, youngest sister Carmen (Manuel+) Salazar, her young brother Jose Angel, and parents in death.
Our mother Norma is survived by her three children, 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children: Carlos Hector Villarreal and his wife Ana, Jorge Luis Villarreal and his wife Angie, and Norma Angelica Villarreal-Owen and her husband Scott, all of Fort Worth. She is survived by her grandchildren: Natasha Angelica Hawkins Salazar and her husband Alfredo, Joshua Michael Hawkins, LCpl Cristian Luis Villarreal, Carlos Alejandro Villarreal, Cesar Alonso Villarreal, Adrian Blaz Villarreal, Cariana Angelica Villarreal, Scottie Lee Owen, Benjamin Owen, Hannah Olague Creach and Savannah Olague Creach. She is survived by her great-grandchildren: Nolan Salazar, Tobin Salazar, Madelynn Rose Hawkins, Shiloh Saige Salazar, and McKenzie Lee Owen.
Our mother Norma has left us, but her memory will live forever in our hearts and our dreams. God’s grace will provide us strength, comfort, peace, direction, and purpose as we move forward each day knowing we have an angel watching over us. We will think about you always and your light will guide us through our lives.
Viewing will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 12:30pm – 1:30pm at Marty Leonard Community Chapel (Lena Pope Home).
Service will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 1:30pm – 2:30pm at Marty Leonard Community Chapel (Lena Pope Home).
Inurnment and our mother’s final resting place will be in Trinity Columbarium at Greenwood Memorial Park’s Mausoleum.
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