Elia Olivia Zuniga Bolton, 65, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021. She was born on October 2, 1955, in Corpus Christi, Texas to Jesus Palacios Zuniga and Olivia Escamilla Zuniga. Elia retired after working for 29 years as the Custodian Supervisor for Channelview ISD. She was a strong Christian woman and a member of Living Water Church in Deer Park. Elia enjoyed sewing, baking, playing card games, and keeping her flower beds looking nice. She was the best friend you needed, always ready to listen and would never judge you. Elia was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Bolton; parents, Jesus and Olivia Zuniga; and brother, Jesus “Jesse” Gilberto Zuniga Jr.
Elia leaves behind to cherish her loving memory her son, Reynaldo Rios; daughter, Christine Rose and husband Timothy; grandchildren, JoLynn Saucedo and husband Omar Legorreta, Olivia Rodriguez and husband Edgar, Christopher Rios, and Ethan Rios; great-grandchildren, Jayden Legorreta, Mia Legorreta, and Emily Rodriguez; brother, Rafael Zuniga and wife Aracelli; sister, Elva Reyes and husband Eias; sweet canine companion, Charlie Brown; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Friends are invited to visit with the family on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 5pm until 8pm, in the chapel of Sterling White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Rd, Highlands, TX 77562. Funeral services will begin at 10am on Monday, October 4, 2021, also at Sterling White, with a graveside service to follow in Sterling White Cemetery.
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