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August 14, 1934 –  February 23, 2018  Collinsville – Graveside services for Hortencia R. Byas, 83, of Collinsville will be held at 1:15 PM on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Dallas National Cemetery. A rosary and visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Meador Funeral home in Whitesboro.She was born in Fort Worth, Texas on August 14, 1934 to Casimiro Cipriano and Frances Ruiz. She married James Byas on March 3, 1956 in Fort Worth, Texas. She worked for Cleveland Trust as a bilingual secretary and an international interpreter for the banking industry. After her retirement she worked for St. Cecelia Dallas Diocese. Mrs. Byas was a life-long Catholic and a member of the St. Francis of Assissi Church in Whitesboro. Hortencia was devoted to her husband and family
She is survived by son, Robert Daniel Byas of Van Alstyne, son, James David Byas of Dallas, daughter, Cynthia Underwood and husband, Roger of Collinsville, brother-in-law, Gary Hill of Fort Worth, five grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Casimiro Cipriano and Frances Ruiz, spouse, James Byas, brother, John Torres, brother, Salvador Torres, sister, Gloria Lunt, sister, Teresa Avila, sister Guadalupe Mundo and sister, Jolinda Lopez. http://videos.lifetributes.com/874875