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Perfecta Fuentes

December 12, 1940 — September 19, 2020

Van Horn

With her beloved husband by her side, Perfecta M. Fuentes a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who was a lifelong resident of Van Horn, entered eternal life on Saturday, September 19th, 2020.  She was 79.

Perfecta was born on December 2nd, 1940 in Fabens, Texas to Ladislado Melendez and Elena Razo.  In November of 1959, she married the love of her life Ernest Fuentes and together they had four children.  She was a lifelong devoted Catholic.

Visitation for Perfecta will be held on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home.  Services for Perfecta will be held on Friday, September 25th, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Van Horn Cemetery Gazebo with Father Frank Hernandez serving as Funeral Celebrant with musical accompaniment by Rick Ruiz with burial following at the Fuentes Family plot.

Those serving as pallbearers are Harvey Melendez, Jacob Fierro, Dezi Benavidez, Michael Fuentes, Davin Fuentes and Jax Fuentes.

Perfecta opened her own bridal, quince boutique which she started out of her home.  After doing so well, her business outgrew her home and she opened “Perfecta’s Bridal, Tuxedo and Floral." She owned and operated this business for over 30 years.  She loved to dance, cook, sew, knit and was very creative.

Perfecta would do anything that she could to help others in need.  She would bless her friends and family by hand crafting rosaries out of silk flowers.  She always made sure that her family had everything they needed.  Perfecta would often be found on Sundays, cheering on her beloved Dallas Cowboys.  She loved to drink coffee all the time as well eating pan de huevo.

Perfecta is preceded in death by her parents and one son Antonio Fuentes.

Those left to cherish and honor the memory of Perfect is her husband Ernesto Fuentes, Sr.; sons Edwardo Fuentes and wife Kathy of Odessa and Ernesto Fuentes, Jr. and wife Alma of Odessa; daughter Rosario Fuentes and husband Alfredo of Odessa; brothers Manuel Melendez and Juan Melendez; sister Mary Melendez; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews as well as many beloved friends.  Perfecta will be missed by all.

Services have been entrusted Heritage Funeral Home of Van Horn, Texas.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, September 24, 2020

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Heritage Funeral Home Chapel

, Van Horn, TX 79855

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Graveside Service

Friday, September 25, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Van Horn Cemetery Gazebo

, Van Horn, TX 79855

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