Born on Sept. 22, 1959
VICTORIA - Evelyn Artero-Cano, 55, joined the Lord on September 8, 2015 after a difficult journey with cancer. She was a devout Catholic, an adored wife, beloved mother, sister, and daughter, as well as a cherished friend. 'Evie' was a woman of great faith that never wavered even as she underwent difficult medical treatments. One of her greatest accomplishments was walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain during her last summer of health with two of her closest friends. Her faith walk there provided great strength, and she viewed her journey with illness as another arduous camino that brought her closer to the Lord.
Evie was born September 22, 1959 in Victoria to John and Mamie Artero. She attended Nazareth Academy, St. Joseph High School, the University of Texas at Austin and later obtained a Master's Degree of Education from University of Houston - Victoria. She met the love of her life during her senior year of college, and she and Danny married in July of 1981. Together, they raised four children while she provided Art Education to thousands of Victoria students across multiple campuses. She maintained lifelong friendships with many individuals, including those from the family's years spent in Louisiana. Over the last decade she saw all four of her children graduate from college and go on to start families of their own. She welcomed 4 grandchildren and they provided her with a tremendous amount of joy. Just before her terminal diagnosis she suspected something was gravely wrong, but she confidently stated through tears, 'I have had a blessed life and I am not afraid. I have loved and been loved more than anyone can imagine and everything is part of His plan.'
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Mamie Artero; brothers, Candid, John Candid and John Robert 'Bobby'. Evelyn is survived by her husband of 34 years, Danny and the family they raised:
Dr. Daniel Cano (Verónica), Elyse Brown (Warren), John Cano (Morgan Mascio), Sarah Sanchez (Victor), and her four grandchildren: Thomas and Evelyn Brown, and Liliana and Alejandro Cano.
She also leaves her sister, Dolores Artero Rosas (Ray); her in-laws, Manuel and Ninfa Cano and the families of their daughters, Sylvia Negron (Victor), Belinda Hobbs (Oliver), Anita Gonzalez, Elisa Baldock (Michael) and Lena Camarillo (Fernando).
Pallbearers will be Fernando Camarillo, Oliver Hobbs, Victor Negron, Ray Rosas, Michael Baldock, Jay Rogers, and Jeff Hernandez. Honorary pallbearers include her Godchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and her 'margarita ladies.'
Visitation will be from 6-7 pm, Thursday, September 10th with a rosary to be recited at 7pm at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral. Visitation will resume at the Cathedral at 9am with the funeral mass following at 10 am on Friday, September 11th with Fr. Gary Janak celebrating. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
Evelyn's family has an incredible amount of gratitude for all the assistance provided by their family and friends over the last two and half years. They remain indebted to Fr. Gary Janak, Dr. Jesse DeLeon, Dr. Yvonne Kew, Lucy Cervantes, Kris Wells, Charlene Robinson and Jonquil Davis, as well as the compassionate care provided by Caring Senior Services and Hospice of South Texas. Donations will be accepted in her memory at Hospice of South Texas or the Our Lady of Victory capital campaigns.
Services are under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Victoria, 361-575-3212.