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April 26, 1935 ~ November 26, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Vita Vela, born Vita Olivas on April 26, 1935 in Fort Davis, Texas, peacefully passed away on November 26, 2023, at the age of 88 in Sweetwater, Texas at her residence of Sweetwater Healthcare Center. The family wanted to express their appreciation to the staff at the Healthcare Center, as well as the Hospice Staff for their continued care and support that was shown to Vita and her family.
Vita, known for her kind and gentle spirit, will be deeply missed by her husband Daniel Vela, her daughter Cynthia Gonzalez and her husband David Gonzalez, as well as her two grandsons, Beniah Gonzalez and Raines Gonzalez, all of Sweetwater, Texas. She is also survived by her sister, Lila Matta, of Balmorhea, Texas.
Vita was preceded in death by her parents, Alejandro and Josefa Olivas. She was also preceded on death by three brothers, three sisters, two nephews and four nieces, who will forever hold a special place in her family’s hearts.
Vita was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, where she worshipped with fellow believers at the local Kingdom Hall in Sweetwater. She made her public dedication on July 13, 1968. For over 55 years she expressed her faith as an integral part of her life, providing her with strength and comfort.
Vita’s memory will be cherished by all who knew her. Her gentle presence, loving nature, and unwavering faith will forever remain in the hearts of her family and friends.