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Juanita Tarango

January 2, 1930 — December 17, 2016

Juanita Felan Tarango, age 85 of Meridian, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 in Meridian, Texas.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian with Rev. Richard Creech officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Meridian Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Ruben Felan, Jehramy Felan, Brian Bason, Billy Tarango, Felix Morrones, and Jonathan Vasquez.

Juanita Felan was born on January 2, 1930 in Evant, Texas to Melquides and Estafana Garza Felan. She married Sixto Alvarado "Cecil" Tarango on September 29, 1947 in Meridian, Texas. To this marriage 4 children were born. Juanita worked at Popst Manufacturing for 2 years. She then started working at Walls Sewing Factory in Clifton. Juanita was a sewing machine operator at Walls from 1966-1991. After she left Walls she then started working for a cleaning service. Juanita has been in Bosque County for at least 70 years. Sixto and Juanita were married for 69 years this past September. Juanita was of the Catholic faith.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband of 69 years, Sixto "Cecil" Tarango of Meridian; children, Cruz Holcomb of Meridian, Lynda Jane Wilkowski and husband, Steve, of Frazee, Minnesota, Valentine Tarango of Meridian, Larry Joe Tarango and wife, Yolanda, of Cleburne; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie Cardona of Meridian, Amador Estrado of Iowa, Socorra Estrada of Morgan; brother, Jesse Felan of Whitney; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Melquides and Estafana Garza Felan; siblings, Daniel Felan, Francis Espinoza, Mickey Felan, II, Margarito Felan, and Leona Ramirez.

Words of comfort and peace may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.

Facts Born: January 2, 1930
Place of Birth: Evant, TX
Death: December 17, 2016
Place of Death: Meridian, TX
Occupation: Sewing Machine Operator

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