Mr. Albert Navarro Sr., of Mason, passed away on Monday, September 14, at the age of 75. Mr. Navarro is survived by his wife, Carmen Navarro of Mason, a daughter Margie Sanchez and husband Raul of Mason, a son Gilbert Navarro of Mason, a brother Ignacio Navarro of Dime Box, and a sister Nestoria Benavidez of Pearsall. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Jenni Armendarez and husband Joel of Binsfeld Germany, Raul Sanchez Jr. of Coahoma, Margaret Zibbel and husband Aaron of Anchorage, Alaska, Ruberto Sanchez of San Angelo, Robert Navarro of Corpus Christi, Felicia Navarro of San Angelo, Alyssa Navarro of Mission and three great-grandchildren Korynn Armendarez, Belen Armendarez and Lailah Armendarez all of Binsfeld, Germany. He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert and Albert Navarro Jr., one brother Agapito Navarro, three sisters, Carmen Garcia, Augustina Gutierrez and Lousiana Navarro.
Albert was born on April 23, 1934, in Pearsall, Texas, to Agapito Navarro and Margarita Valenzuela Navarro. He was married to Carmen Hernandez for 53 years, that pretty young girl he met at a Pearsall restaurant. Albert always said it was “love at first sight”. In 1965 he and Carmen moved to Mason where he did ranch work and worked as a fence and pens contractor. Albert was a hard working man of quiet dignity who never lost his love and respect for his family.
A vigil service and rosary was held on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mason Funeral Home chapel. The funeral mass was celebrated on Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment followed in the Crosby Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Diego Ramirez, Eric Silerio, Jonathan “J.J.” Rodriguez, Jesse Palacio, Hondo Castillo and Emilio Villarreal. Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons, Raul Sanchez Jr., Ruberto Sanchez and Robert Navarro and special friend Mark Grosse.
Memorials in Albert’s honor may be made to the Mason County Cancer Society or to the Mason County “Critter Gitters”, c/o Mason National Bank.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason funeral home.