Robert Olivarez LeijaFebruary 24, 1940 ~ December 27, 2017 (age 77)
Robert Olivarez Leija, age 77 of Mathis passed away on December 27, 2017 at Doctor’s Regional Hospital in Corpus Christi. Mr. Leija was born on February 24, 1940 in Kenedy to Jose Maria Leija and Nasaria Olivarez. He was married to the former Anita Martinez, and he had several hobbies but his favorite was fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents; Jose Maria Leija and Nasaria Olivarez, two brothers; Galvino Alaniz, Alvaro Alaniz, and a host of other relatives and friends. Survivors include three sons; Ricardo (Delia) Cortez, Jose Maria (Anita) Leija of Mathis, Roberto Leija, Jr. of Corpus Christi, two daughters; Erlinda Leija, Alicia Leija of Mathis, one brother; Adolfo (Barbarita) Leija, and one sister; Amelia Garcia of Mathis, eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Burial will be private.