Tomasa "Tommie" Cavazos

  • Born: December 28, 1926
  • Died: April 1, 2017
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Tomasa H. "Tommie" Cavazos, 90, of Sterling, died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at her home.
She was born on December 28, 1926 in Tivoli, Texas a daughter of Candalerio and Andrea (Ortiz) Hernandez.
She attended St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling and enjoyed bowling, cooking, playing bingo and her occasional trips to the casino. Tommie was known for making her homemade tamales for family and friends. Many people from around the area got to know her and would come to visit just to enjoy some of them. Tommie had a love of helping others in need be it family or a stranger, if they needed it, she would give. Tommie cherished her family and army of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She also enjoyed listening to music especially her Mexican music.
Those surviving include her daughters, Yolanda Cavazos and Margarita Galindo of Sterling, Maria Arteaga of Mendota, Andrelita Bryan of Prophetstown, Ida Sliger, Rosita (John A. Canas) and Edwarda "Lala" Olivas of Sterling; her sons, Thomas Cavazos of Sterling and Juan A. Cavazos of Clinton, IA; 21 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and six sons, Ricardo, Richard, Valentine, Candalirio, Diego, and Miguel Cavazos and two grandchildren Christina Cavazos and Bernardino Arteaga.
Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Tuesday with the rosary recited at 3:30 PM at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue, Sterling. The funeral will be at 10 AM Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. A memorial has been established.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry i couldnt b there during this difficult time..your family is in my prayers and thoughts she was a wonderful lady..and she will b missed..may she rip..Gibert & Margie CanalesJr.

Posted by Margie &Gilbert Canales - Rockfalls, IL - Friend   April 06, 2017


Our condolences to the Cavazos family. Dave and Mary Ortiz

Posted by David Ortiz - Sterling, IL   April 05, 2017


To my sterling fam my aunt was the last of the brothers & sisters of Andria Oritiz Hernandez wish we could have been there, but I talked to La La & Candida and we will meet soon start having family reunions when all this is over rest and know that we will all see our loved ones in heaven. We love you all we will keep you in our prayers God Bless. Love Virginia Hernandez Dameron, Maria D Hernandez and Elaina Hernandez Dasher Daughters and granddaughter of Bruno Hernandez From Quad cities IL.

Posted by virgina dameron - des moines, IA - Family   April 04, 2017


My sincerest condolences to "Tommies" familia. My Father "Rocky" was a good friend of hers when he was on the Police force and other wise. As well, our Family's children grew up together for many years in Rock Falls. Praying for Tommie in her transition back home to Our Lord and for her beautiful family.

Sincerely, Victoria Terronez

Posted by Victoria Terronez - Rock Falls, IL - Friend   April 04, 2017

Love you great grandma❤

Posted by Dezmariah Garcia - Chicago, IL - Family   April 03, 2017