With profound sorrow, we announce the departure of our beloved Perla Ann Alaniz who was called to be with the Lord on July 6, 2023. Born on March 30, 1963, in Rio Grande City, Texas to Olivero Solis Sr. of La Grulla and Odilia Villalon of Cuevitas. Perla was a beacon of resilience, compassion, and courage, embodying these qualities throughout her remarkable journey of life. Her radiant spirit and unwavering faith have left an indelible mark on the hearts of those she touched.\n\nPerla's life was a testament of service to others and a devotion to her Catholic faith. Her conviction is aptly captured in the verse from 2 Corinthians 4:8-9: "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." Perla lived this verse, demonstrating unshakeable resilience in the face of challenges, and her remarkable courage served as an inspiration to all who knew her.\n\nPerla was a loving wife to Arturo Alaniz Jr, a devoted mother to her sons Arturo and Adrian, and a loyal friend to countless others. Perla was also known for her dedication to education, evidenced by her role as the Vice President of La Joya AFT. She was recognized as Instructional Assistant of the Year for the entire district of La Joya and was a several-time finalist for Teacher of the Year. Perla's passion wasn't limited to her professional life; she was an avid gardener, a fan of fantasy films, and she loved shopping and traveling. But above all, she cherished spending time with her family and friends.\n\nPerla is survived by her loving husband, Arturo Jr., her son's Arturo Alaniz III and Adrian Armin Alaniz, her daughter-in-law Ysenia, grandsons Aedric Alaniz and Jayden Gibson, her Father Olivero Solis Sr., brothers Olivero Solis Jr., Macario Solis, and Narciso Solis. She was preceded in death by her mother, Odilia Villalon. Please join us in honoring Perla's life during the visitation on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at 4:00 pm CDT, at the Brown Family Funeral Home on 701 E Expressway 83 in Mission, Texas, followed by the Rosary at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 12:30 pm, followed by the burial at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 pm.\n\nAs we remember Perla, we invite you to share your memories, stories, and photos to celebrate her extraordinary life. Her strength, compassion, and love for others remain an enduring legacy, inspiring us to live courageously with kindness and faith.