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Maria Teresa Felan

Obituary for Maria Teresa Felan

February 28, 1939 - January 1, 2019
San Antonio, Texas | Age 79

... encouraged her students and family to pursue their education ...

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Maria Teresa Felan, peacefully passed away on January 1, 2019. Maria was born on February 28, 1939 to José and Maria de Jesus Morales in San Antonio, Texas. She married Jesse Felan in 1960.

"Ms. Felan" began her 35-year career in education with San Antonio ISD in 1971 as a teacher's aide at Nelson Elementary School. She earned the opportunity to attend Our Lady of the Lake University through a SAISD initiative to invest in their bilingual paraprofessionals to meet the need for bilingual teachers. She saw the opportunity and her education as a blessing and shared her story to encourage her students and family to pursue their educations.

She earned her Bachelor's degree in bilingual education in 1980 and began teaching 4th grade bilingual at Highland Hills Elementary. During her 26 years at Highland Hills, she went on to earn her master's degree in bilingual education from the University of Texas San Antonio. After retirement she volunteered at the Children's Shelter, and traveled but spent most of her time with family and friends.

Maria is survived by her daughter Theresa M. Felan (John Wilkins), granddaughters Rachel Alvarado, Rita Osborne (Cory), Rebecca Alvarado-Crouch (Mark) Rosanna Alvarado (Tainese) and great-granddaughters Liliana Grace Osborne and Riley Faye Crouch.

She is preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter Leticia; brothers Ignacio and Arturo Morales; and husband Jesse.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 14th from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the chapel at Porter Loring on McCullough.

ROSARY
MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019
7:00 PM
PORTER LORING CHAPEL
1101 McCULLOUGH AVE.

MASS OF THE RESURRECTION
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019
9:30 AM
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
1321 EL PASO STREET

Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with her husband, Jesse.

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1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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