Official Obituary of

Margaret "Maggie" Pena

September 1, 2020

Margaret Pena Obituary


Margaret "Maggie" Pena passed away September 1, 2020 at the age of 70. Maggie was born February 21, 1950 in Houston, TX to Raymond and Lala De La Rosa.


She was preceded in death by both her parents, Raymond and Lala De La Rosa and siblings Frank De La Rosa and Michael De La Rosa.  She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Cantu, her son, Robert Pena and grandchildren, Amanda Silva, Briseida Pena, Desirae Pena and siblings, Raymond Ramirez, Ernest De La Rosa, Lydia Sanchez, Eloy De La Rosa and numerous nieces and nephews.


Maggie worked at East Texas Distributing alongside her Mother, Lala and her husband, Lupe,  where they actually met, for over 26 years at which point she retired early to take care of Lala when she became ill before she passed away.  This was something that Maggie felt that she had to do and was willing to make that sacrifice in her life for her Mother.  After Lala's passing, she moved to Paulding, OH for a short while but it wasn't too long of a period of time before she moved back home to Houston, TX.  Guess she missed the heat of Texas compared to the cold winters in Ohio.


When Maggie was physically able, she would attend church and when she wasn't able to physically be there, she would try to livestream it.  Unfortunately, it did not always work for her and she would get frustrated and call out to Amanda to come fix it, but she tried.


Maggie, as many of you knew, loved to cook for her family, especially during the holidays.  She was well known for her menudo and recreating Lala's version of fruit salad.  It was always enjoyed by all.  Family meant a lot to Maggie and by cooking, it brought everyone together.  But she also liked to go out to eat occasionally with her family, in-laws or friends.


Maggie constantly tried to keep in touch with family members or in-laws, such as her close Comadres, by either calling or visiting them,  just to make sure that everything was ok.  It's obvious family was very important to Maggie.


Maggie enjoyed old western classics such as Gunsmoke, Bonanza and The Rifleman.  She also enjoyed watching Little House on the Prairie, Matlock and The Heat of the Night just like her Momma use to watch.  Bubba seemed to be a favorite of hers, since she would mention to her granddaughter, Amanda, "Look at Bubba's Muscles".  Funny, she had many cable channels to choose from, yet she had Amanda setup her favorite channels with just these shows instead.


Whenever anyone ever needed a favor such as watching their child for them or whatever, Maggie would go out of her way to help that person out and it didn't even matter if they lived nearby or not, she was there for you.


Maggie is with her Lord and Savior now and will be highly missed and will remain in the hearts and minds of many.  Maggie will be remembered as a "Good and Faithful servant."

Celestial Funeral Home

1922 Strawberry Rd.,

Pasadena, TX. 77502

(713) 677 – 0124

Thursday- September 10th, 2020 

Viewing: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Service: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Forest Park East

21620 Gulf Fwy,

Webster, TX 77598

Graveside Service

ETA:  2:00 pm 

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