Maria Helen Leija, 69, of Poteet passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, November 12, 2020. She was born on January 15, 1951, in Atascosa County, to Raymond and Frances Hilburn Lara.
Maria is preceded in death by her father, Raymond Cordona; mother, Frances Hilburn Lara; and her son, Gilbert Pena.
She is survived by her daughter, Antonia Navarro; and her husband Robert; sons, Gregory Leija and his wife Lupe, Julian Pena Jr. and Jimmy Joe Pena; brothers, Frank Pena and Henry Pena; sisters, Dominga Garza and Lupe Cruz; grandchildren, Tonya Navarro, Jason Navarro, Robert Navarro Jr., Trevor Navarro, Sammy Navarro, Ashley Pena, Desiree Pena, Jimmy Pena Jr., Diego Pena, and Alissa Pena; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 18, at 10 a.m. at Wilborn Cemetery.