Sylvia Buentello ascended to Heaven on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the age of 70 at her San Marcos home with her husband Arturo Buentello at her side. She was born on April 27, 1950 to Jose Luis Arias, Sr. and Dolores Arias in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was a proud graduate of Foy H. Moody High School’s first graduating class of 1968, and she strongly believed this class shared a special bond that came from the heart. She enjoyed traveling with her husband to the national parks throughout the United States and was a collector of antique cameras. She loved to sing karaoke with her family and friends and create scrapbooks of her grandchildren. She was always a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother that loved unconditionally and cherished family time to make new memories.
Sylvia is preceded by her father Jose Luis Arias, Sr.; her mother Dolores F. Aria, and sister Alma Olivarez.
She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years Arturo L. Buentello, two sons Leo and Marc, and daughters-in-law Veronica Buentello and Nicole Buentello. She was a blessed with 5 grandchildren; Amanda Buentello, Kayla Buentello, Alyssa Medina, Emily Buentello, and Tyler Buentello. She will be loved and missed by her brother Jose Luis Arias, Jr., Norma Ann Cardenas, Jesse (Rocky) Arias, and Lillian Arias.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Corpus Christi Funeral Home with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM that same evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 AM, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.
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