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Delfina (Guzman) Tovar

June 11, 1943 ~ September 2, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Delfina Guzman Tovar, 80, of Tenaha, Texas, passed away on September 2, 2023, Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on June 11, 1943, in El Jaral, Acambaro, GTO Mexico, to the late Reyes Guzman and Maria (Jimenez) Guzman. 

A Funeral Mass will be held at Mangum Funeral Home, on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 10am with Father Juan Pedro Gonzales officiating. 

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 4, 2023, from 1PM – 8PM, at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

Delfina made her home in Texas almost 40 years ago. She married the love of her life, Vicente Tovar, and the two spent over 50 years together. They raised thirteen children. Delfina provided for her family. She was a loving, caring, and compassionate individual. She loved her children and grandchildren. She spent time outdoors tending to her cattle. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and sewing. Delfina never missed an opportunity to travel. She loved going back to Mexico as well. Her most precious memories are those spent with her family and children. Delfina loved the Lord and served through Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. Theresa Catholic Church.

She is survived by her children, Jose (Cuco) R. Tovar, Israel Tovar, Isidro Martinez, Vicente Tovar and wife Yesenia, Joel Tovar and wife Maria, Ramiro Tovar, Jose G. Tovar and wife Argelia, Maria Evangelina Tovar and husband Jose, Maria Perales and husband Orlando, Angelica Sandoval and husband Ciro, Delfina Rico and husband Arturo, Maria Margarita Tovar, daughter-in-law, Erika Tovar; son-in-law, Jose R. Rico

34 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

Delfina is preceded in death by her loving husband, Vicente Tovar; parents, Reyes Guzman and Maria Jimenez; sons, Jose Luis Tovar, Jose Gustavo Tovar; and grandson, Jonathan Rico.

Pallbearers serving will be Orlando Perales Jr., Jonnie Tovar, Luis Carrillo, Arturo Rico Jr., Leonel Meza, Ciro A. Sandoval, Jared Tovar, Evan Plata, Manuel Espino.

Honorary pallbearers serving will be Jose R. Tovar, Israel Tovar and Isidro Martinez.

The family would like to thank Rebecca Griffin and Micheal Belgard at Hope Community Medicine and Robin Davis at Elera Home Health for the exceptional care given to Delfina throughout her time of illness.

Special thanks to the caregivers, Maria E. Tovar, Ana and Manuel Espino, Emily Perales, Julissa Rico, Mimi Tovar, Delfina Rico, and Marely Perales for the hours you graciously gave taking care of Delfina. Your kind and compassionate care did not go unnoticed. May the Lord bless you in the coming days.

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September 4, 2023

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mangum Funeral Home
420 San Augustine St
Center, Texas 75935

Funeral Mass
September 5, 2023

10:00 AM
Mangum Funeral Home
420 San Augustine St
Center, Texas 75935


Restland Cemetery
M L Anderson Drive
Tenaha, TX 75974


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