Maria Guadalupe Oliva-Pina, 78, was born December 17, 1942 in Mexico to Reyes and Martina Oliva. She was a wonderful mother to eight children, 12 grandkids and twelve great grandchildren. Maria was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed feeding anyone that would come to her house. When you walked into her house, the smell of food made with love filled the room. Mom loved to crochet, spend time with her children, listen to Spanish music, watch boxing, and have long conversations with her family about the younger years of her life. She taught her children to work hard, be responsible, and to grow in their Catholic faith. Mom prayed her rosary daily.
On the evening of Christmas, December 25, 2020 surrounded by her loving family; Maria Guadalupe Oliva-Pina was called from this earth and into the arms of her beloved savior. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Celestino Pina of Amarillo; three sons, Jose (Adelina) Pina of San Antonio, John (Nelly) Pina of Amarillo, Father Martin Pina of Lubbock; five daughters, Janie (Manuel) Hernandez of San Antonio, Toni (John) Hamula of Amarillo, Margaret Pina of Amarillo, Norma (James) Smith of Dallas, Sylvia Pina of Dallas; one brother, Juan Oliva of Monterrey, Mexico; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren.
Crypt Side services will be 2:30 Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in The Mausoleum located at Memorial Park in Amarillo, Texas with Father Martin Pina officiating. A rosary will be held 6:00 pm Monday, December 28, 2020 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lubbock. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sunday December 27, 2020 and Monday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in The Chapel of Broadway Funeral Directors. All arrangements were made under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors