Stella Marciel Matlock, 82, was born on November 13,1940 in Austin, Texas. She passed away peacefully at her home in Manor on January 15, 2023.
Stella lived in Manor most of her life and was well known many for her kind ways and giving nature. She was known to frequent Food Pantry places and Food Trucks at early hours to pick up food staples and distribute to those who were unable to go for themselves. If someone needed help with anything she would find a way to get that help or talk to people to make contributions for that person. She loved to visit people just to see how they were doing.
She was a member of the Manor Senior Community Center where she volunteered in setting up tables and getting the place ready before the other members arrived. She was in the Coming-of-Age Volunteer Program (formerly RSVP) for several years. Prior to Covid, she would turn on the Wii games and compete against other members in bowling; she also played a mean game of dominoes. Her greatest passion was traveling to the casinos in Louisiana and Eagle Pass and was very good at the slot machines. Always ready for a road trip!
Stella worked for the University of Texas for many years and then she moved on to work at the American Cancer Society until her retirement. She left behind many friends to cherish her memory.
She was a modest lady living a modest life – never wanting to call attention to herself but always wanting to help. Because of her modesty she requested no service. She only wanted people to remember her fondly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy W. Matlock; parents, Rita and Lorenzo Marciel; siblings, Felicitas Gonzales, Elodia Rodriguez, Tony Marciel, Ruben Marciel, Nellie Reyes, Lorenzo Marciel, Jr., and Rudolph Marciel.
She is survived by her sons Christopher and Rene Macias; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert (Rosie), Olivia and Mary.
Services will be private..