Mr. Lazaro Parras entered eternal rest on Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at the Doctors Hospital at Renassiance at the age of 74 years.

He was born on March 1, 1934, in Edinburg to Francisco and Adela Parras. He was a lifelong resident of Edinburg. He was a master mechanic.

Mr. Parras was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Victor G. Parras.

Left to cherish his memory are: his loving wife, Maria Elena Parras of Edinburg; his children, Edward (Ella) Parras of Pharr, Diana (Ryan) Booth of Corpus Christi, and Judy Lynn (Patrick) Devereaux of Parkridge, Ill.; his siblings, Leonel Parras from Brownsville, Elva P. Vela from Houston, Frank Parras Jr., of Edinburg, Luis Parras of McAllen, Emma Salinas of McAllen, Teresa Pena of Houston, Margaret Parras of Edinburg, and Lupita Galvan of Mercedes. Also nine grandchildren survive him and numerous of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and family on Sunday, Jan. 18, at Gonzalez Family Funeral Home, 812 E. Cano, from 3 to 9 p.m. The recital of the Holy Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. A celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Edinburg. Burial will follow to Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements and services have been entrusted to the care of Marc A. Gonzalez, funeral director, and staff at Gonzalez Family Funeral Home LLC of Edinburg.