Julia (Guzman) Perez, 73, of Grandview died Monday, Sept. 18, 2006.
She was born on April 8, 1933 in Donna, Texas, the daughter of Blas L. and Candelaria (Ruiz) Guzman. She received her education in Texas. On April 16, 1951 she married Ernesto Perez in Donna, Texas. In 1967 the Perez family moved to Grandview, where they raised their family.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ernesto Perez of Grandview; seven children, Margaret Rodriguez of Yakima, Martha Costilla, Natividad Perez (Elma), Amelia Valle (Hilario), Elizabeth Del Real (Juan Mata) and Luis G. Perez, all of Grandview, and Antonia Asamoto (David), of Edmonds; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Eloise Gonzalez of Donna, Texas, Josefina Alvarez of Sanger, Calif., and Delia Padilla of Salinas, Calif.; and one brother, Jose Guzman of Nebraska.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Blas and Candelaria Guzman; and one son, Oscar Perez.
Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, from 1 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Grandview. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Grandview. Burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Grandview.