Angel Andres Mata, Sr.

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Angel Andres Mata, Sr.

June 17, 1944 - August 31, 2018

Angel Mata, 74 year old Father and Grandfather died Thursday, August 31, 2018 in Oklahoma City. Mass of Christian Burial with held at 10:00 am Friday, September 7, 2018 at St. Peter Catholic Church. A Prayer Vigil will be held at 6:00 pm Thursday, September 6, 2018 at St. Peter Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

Angel Andres Mata, Sr., was born on June 17, 1944 in Hidalgo, Texas to Juan and Petra (Mendez) Mata. Angel attended school in Hidalgo. When he was a young boy his father died, Angel started working to help his mother provide for his younger siblings. Later in life he continued his education. Angel was united in marriage to Margarita Puente in Hidalgo, Texas where they made their home. Angel and Margarita moved to Arizona for a short time, before settling in McAllen, Texas where they started their family. Angel worked for Ranos Sandblasting for the next 20 some years as a sandblaster. In 1995 Angel and Margarita moved to Woodward when he retired, to be near family.

Angel was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church.

He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them, his grandchildren brought great joy to him. Angel also enjoyed antique cars and motorcycles. He could often be seen riding around town on his trike he made with his favorite hat and shades on.

Angel is survived by his children, Peter Mata; and Angel Mata, Jr. both of Pampa, Texas; Juan Mata and wife Kimberly of Lee Summit, Missouri; Irma Sanchez; Nancy Rodriquez and husband Robert; and Tacho Mata all of Woodward; Gabriel Mata of Dallas, Texas; Mario Mata; and Maricella Barrones both of Hidalgo, Texas; Gwen Vasquez of Amarillo, Texas; Ashley Dominguez of Paducah, Texas; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Manuel Mata; and Freddy Mata both of McAllen, Texas; sisters, Mary Mendez of Paducah, Texas; Jovita Cornelio of McAllen, Texas; other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Margarita; and one son, Joe Mata.

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Celebration of life

Thursday 06 Sep

6:00 PM

St. Peter Catholic Church

2020 Oklahoma Avenue, Woodward, OK, USA

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday 07 Sep

10:00 AM

St. Peter Catholic Church

2020 Oklahoma Avenue, Woodward, OK, USA


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Kaylie Torres
Sep 05, 2018
May the Good Lord wrap his hands around you all and comfort you though the hard times. May he give you strength to carry on. Gone but not forgotten. He will be dearly missed
Kaylie Torres
Sep 05, 2018
May you be surrounded by all the Angel's in heaven. We will always remember you and miss you dearly.
Brenda Ramos
Sep 05, 2018
You were a great person who was a big part of my life growing up,I'm Thankful to had you in my life as a role of a father.My heart breaks for the much sadness you left behind but I know your in the best place ever..May your soul rest in peace..You will be missed but never forgotten..To all the family my thoughts and prayers are with you all..God be with you all.
Celena Mata
Sep 04, 2018
To My Grandpa, One Of My Beautiful Guardian Angels. I Love You So Very Much And I Will Miss You Dearly. It Still Hasn't Hit Me That Your Gone. I Wish I Would Have Spent More Time With You. And Brought My Son To Meet His Great Grandpa. He Would Have Loved You. And Would Of Got To Enjoy The Most Amazing Person I Remember. Oh How I Wish This Was Dream. I Am Blessed To Have The Memories That I Had With You. And I Know That Your At Peace Now. And That Your Not Alone Your With My Tio And My Grandma. R.I.P Mi Abuelito. 💕 Love Your Lizard.