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Ildefonso Celaya

August 1, 1934 — March 10, 2024

Alpine

Ildefonso S. Celaya, also known as Poncho, age 89, of Alpine, Texas was called to his eternal home on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at Big Bend Regional Medical Center.

Poncho was born August 1, 1934 to Maria Santiago Celaya and Federico Celaya in San Vicente, Texas. On December 2, 1957, he married Berta Gallego. After residing in Marathon, Texas for 29 years and raising 6 daughters, they moved and made their permanent home in Alpine, Texas.

Poncho was a God-fearing selfless man, a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, friend, heavy equipment operator and most gentle of souls. He was a humble man of immeasurable faith, unconditional love for all and passionate about his work and time at the ranch. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Federico and Maria Celaya, brothers Hilario Celaya, Pablo Celaya and Pedro Celaya and sisters Margarita Sanchez and Ignacia Grano. 

He is survived by his siblings Gregorio Celaya and Marcella Portillo, wife Berta Gallego Celaya, daughters Rosella (Lonnie) Salmon of Alpine, Texas, Rosalinda (Mike) Cordero of Ft. Stockton, Texas, Lorina (George) McGuire of Odessa, Texas, Dorina Heflin of San Antonio, Texas, Sonya (Jess) Roberts of Denver City, Texas, and Corina (Joe Ray) Ramirez of Alpine, Texas. He was blessed with and greatly loved by 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


Online condolences may be left at: www.alpinememorialfuneralhome.com

Services have been entrusted to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home in Alpine, Texas.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, March 14, 2024

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church

406 S 6th St, Alpine, TX 79830

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Prayer Service

Thursday, March 14, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church

406 S 6th St, Alpine, TX 79830

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 15, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church

406 S 6th St, Alpine, TX 79830

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Burial

Friday, March 15, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Angels Cemetery

E Avenue I, Alpine, TX 79830

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