Maria "Anita" Tovar, passed away peacefully in her home on July 4, 2020.\r\n\r\nBorn in Huejuquilla El Alto Jalisco, Mexico, to Candelaria Vera and Felix Escalante.\r\n\r\nShe is preceded in death by her parents, husband Pablo Tovar, sons, Pablo Tovar, Jr. and Joe Montanez and multiple siblings.\r\n\r\nAnita is survived by Olivia Montanez of Kerrville, TX; Oscar Tobar (and David Gotthardt) of San Antonio, TX; Ortensia Rendon (and Danny) of Kerrville,TX; Candy Ozuna (and Kevin Rudolph) of Robinson, TX; Expedito Resendez of Kerrville, TX; five grandchildren, Shalise Mein (and John) of Kerrville, TX; Brittany Ozuna (and Bryce Brown) of Hewitt, TX; Mariah Ozuna (and Austin Stump) of Richland Hills, TX; Savanah and Christopher Rendon of Kerrville, TX; five great-grandchildren, Joe and Thomas Mein of Kerrville, TX; Addalyn, Sophie, and Landry Brown of Hewitt, TX. \r\n\r\nShe is also survived by sisters, Consuelo Madera (and family) of Eagle Pass, TX; Marina Escalante (and family) of Mexicali, Mexico; as well as a large extended family who will miss her dearly. \r\n\r\nMom loved her family and friends and enjoyed having company. Her home was always open to those who needed a place to stay or a warm meal in their bellies (and she didn't allow them to leave until she knew they were well-fed). Her favorite holiday was la Navidad, which consisted of making bunuelos and tamales.\r\n\r\nMom always made others feel loved and shared a special connection with each of them. She always had a dicho or rhyme she loved to share. \r\n\r\nA mother to all, Anita raised five children all her own, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and several that would proudly claim her as an "adopted" mother or "Granny."\r\n\r\nAside from raising children, she had a passion for gardening, often bringing plants in a poor state back to life. She surrounded herself in bright colors throughout her home and yard.\r\n\r\nThough she is sorely missed here on Earth, today, Mom is having the greatest family reunion with her loved ones in Heaven. \r\n\r\nRosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Grimes Funeral Chapels, Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday July 9, 2020 at Notre Dame Catholic Church, officiated by Father Rafael Duda. Burial immediately following will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Kerrville, TX.\r\n\r\nPallbearers Jerry Aguirre, Bryce Brown, Andy Lara, Joe Mein, John Mein and Christopher Rendon \r\n\r\nHonorary pallbearers are Oscar Tobar, David Gotthardt, Jeremy Lara, Nathaniel Raggo, Danny Rendon, Expedito Resendez and Kevin Rudolph\r\n\r\nHeartfelt thanks to special friend, Carmen Ramirez, and to all the nurses and staff of Peterson Hospice.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peterson Hospice, St. Mary's Catholic School in Fredericksburg, TX or a charity of your choosing.