Pickrell, Velia Saenz

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March 30, 1952 - March 18, 2017

Pickrell, Velia Saenz

Velia Saenz Pickrell of Irving, Texas passed away on March 18th 2017, after a four year long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 64 years old.
Born in Chihuahua, Mexico to Abel and Antonia Saenz, she came to live in El Paso as a child, where she graduated from Bel Air High School. After meeting her future husband Steve, she moved to Irving, and they were married on April 26, 1985. They spent almost 32 wonderful years together.

Velia is survived by her husband Stephen E. Pickrell, daughters Jennifer D. Pickrell (spouse Chad A. Evans) & Kelly S. Pickrell (spouse Lacie L. Stewart), step-daughter Kathryn A. Sikes (spouse Andrew Sikes), grandsons Morgan A. Evans & Maddox E. Evans, siblings Mague Gerardo (spouse Ernesto Gerardo), Irma Saenz, Maria Elena Saenz, & Abel Saenz II (spouse Rosalinda Saenz.), siblings in law Mary Wesevich & John F. Pickrell (spouse Rhonda Pickrell), 23 nieces & nephews, and her beloved dog Melbourne (Mel) Pickrell.

 Service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Aria Irving Chapel.


“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure…you are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure.” – Renee Wood



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Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061

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April 02, 2017 6:09PM

I love you, Mom. The first thing I heard was your beating heart, & and the last thing I felt before you went to heaven was your final heartbeat. I will treasure every single beat of your heart until we meet again.

John and Rhonda Pickrell, and children

March 31, 2017 11:45AM

Our prayers and hearts are with you in this time of grief. Our faith gives us comfort that Velia is in God's presence and free from pain now which is a blessing. She will be missed and remembered always.

Rhonda and John Pickrell

March 31, 2017 11:09AM

Our prayers and hearts are with you in this time of grief. Our faiths tells us that Velia is in God's presence and free from pain which is a blessing. She will be missed and remembered always.

Christine Bengston

March 30, 2017 2:18PM

May Velia be in God's arms surrounded by family and friends that have gone before her.

Tabitha Swagert

March 30, 2017 9:27AM

My fondest memories as a child was spent at the Pickrell home. I was always welcome and loved. I was eating some of the best authentic Mexican food. V. Pickrell was a second mom to me. She always had a lovely smile and said witty things. She had such an air about her. I remember the last time I knocked on the door, while visiting Irving....she was tickled and shocked. I will always cherish our memories. I love the Pickrell family. My heart and prayers are with each of you. Until we are all together again! Love and hugs!

J. Moore/Volunteer

March 30, 2017 7:23AM

To the Family of Velia Saenz Pickrell,
So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Velia. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all of those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, Velia.
(John 11:41-44)

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