Maria De la Luz Barrientos, age 89, traveled to her final destination to heaven on September 1, 2020. She was born on March 23, 1931 in Topeka, Kansas to her loving parents, Felicitas (Monasterio) and Sergio Alejos. She graduated from Hayden High School in Topeka, KS. Maria enjoyed life to the fullest. She was an avid traveler who traveled all over Europe and loved drinking Guiness in Dublin. She was a “foodie” who loved food especially spicy food from all over the world. She also loved walking, dancing, her dogs and especially any challenge that was thrown her way. Maria vidió la vida con gusto y pasión which means, “lived life with gusto and passion”. She will be forever missed and remembered by her family and loved ones.
Maria is survived by her son, Sergio Barrientos; daughter, Ana Middleton and husband Bill; grandchildren, Marissa Ferreira, Jessica Bradley, Sophia Barrientos, Lee Middleton and William Middleton; great-grandchildren, Maya Ferreira, Charlotte Bamford, Sarah Middleton, Amy Middleton, Ben Middleton, James Middleton; siblings, Luis Alejos, Rosario Fontane, Ana Decker, Richard Alejos, Leo Alejos, Bobby Alejos, Henry Alejos, Philip Alejos and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 45 years, Raul Barrientos; siblings, Manuel Alejos, Pat Thompson and Auggie Alejos.
Arrangements are under the direction of Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 West Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas.