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Lily M. Perez

Published: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 4:04 p.m. CDT

Lily Mae Perez, 74, Freeport, died on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Provena St. Joseph Nursing Center.

She was born Oct. 15, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Joe and Pauline (Gonzales) Saavedra.

She married Masedonio "Roy" Perez on June 22, 1957. He died on July 28, 2000.

An avid baker, she was known for her pies and cookies. Her specialty was preparing Mexican food.

Most of all she enjoyed her time with her grandchildren and her fourth generation great-grandchild.

Surviving are her children, J.R. Perez, Freeport, Dorothy (Jim) Gabriel, Freeport, Terri (Jeff) Freeze, Forreston, Michael (Kathryn) Perez, Ballston Spa, N.Y., David (Rachel) Perez, Forreston, and Frank (Jennifer) Perez, Savannah, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, Ashley, Christopher, Amanda, Alaina, Marissa, Nickolas, Madeline, Elise, Victoria, Carley, and Carlos; a great-grandchild, Arianna; her siblings, Anna Burr, California, Henry (Carol) Saavedra, Lena, Josie Flores, Dallas, Texas, Irma Moll, Milwaukee, Wis., and Paul (Wendy) Saavedra, Lena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Tommie, Tony, and Joe; and her sisters, Mary, Irene, and Dolores.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 321 W. Main St., Freeport, with rosary recital at 7:30 p.m.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Shannon.

Immediately following the funeral service, a luncheon will be served at the church.

Following the luncheon, a procession will go to Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Freeport, where burial will take place.

Because of her love for Provena Adult Day Care Center, a memorial fund has been established in her name for the center.

Visit www.walkermortuary.com to leave a condolence, light a candle, send flowers, or place a donation.

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