Irene Cantu Juarez             

Irene Juarez, 70, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021 in a Victoria hospital.  She was born in New Gulf to the late Julian and Guadalupe Bermudes Cantu.

 Irene was raised in the Boling area and graduated from Boling High School. She worked at a café before her marriage to Jose Juarez on December 10, 1977. Irene and Jose enjoyed dancing, watching MMA Boxing and baking for friends and family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sonia Cantu, brother, Ignacio Cantu and brother-in-law, Andrew Botello.

 She is survived by her husband, Jose Juarez of Boling, sisters, Ophelia Botello and Rebecca Montoya and husband, Manuel of Boling, brothers, Julian Cantu, Jr. and wife, Nina of Magnolia, and Juan Cantu of Boling, sister-in-law, Esther Cantu of Bay City and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation with the family was held on Thursday, July 29 after 5 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Home. Mass and Rite of Committal was on Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m. at St Joseph Mission Church in Boling. Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

Funeral services were under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.  Condolences may be left at


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