Obituary: Matilda G. Curiel

Matilda G. Curiel, 83, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. She was born Sept. 9, 1933, in Newton to Felix and Anastasia (Ramarez) Romero.

Matilda was married to Severo Curiel Sr. (who survives), and together they raised six children. Later on, she spent many happy years with her partner John (Doug) Williams.

Matilda was a member of the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Hutchinson. She was a woman of great faith who prayed often. She was not afraid to work and loved providing for her family, including cooking meals and spiritual guidance. Matilda loved her Mexican music, and had a soft spot in her heart for her cats. She also had a green thumb and enjoyed caring for her houseplants. Following football (especially the Dallas Cowboys) was one of her enjoyments. Matilda loved making trips to her sister’s cabin in Colorado. Her greatest joy was that of mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend ,and she looked forward to spending time with her loving family and many friends.

She is survived by her children Anthony (Belinda) Curiel of Maize, Julian (Lynn) Curiel Sr. Newton, Robert (Sarah) Curiel of Valley Center, Gina (John) Ackerman Jr. of Hutchinson and Marianne (Darrel) Bonneau of Wichita; sister Margaret (Romero) Montenegro of Wichita; 16 grandkids; and 12 great- grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her son Severo Curial Jr., parents Felix and Anastasia Romero, and siblings John Romero, Pete Romero, Theodore Romero, Mary (Romero) Tafolla, Katherine (Romero) Guzman, Florentino (Gino) Romero and Morris (Tito) Romero.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton with the Rev. Nicholas Voelker as celebrant. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday with a Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. The family will receive friends following the Rosary.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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