Keyla Patricia Proenza

February 9, 1977 - January 10, 2021

In loving memory of, Keyla Proenza, 43, of Nederland, who joined her Father Sunday, January 10, 2021, at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston. She was born February 9, 1977, in La Ceiba, Honduras, to Selma Yared Illa Proenza and Oscar Proenza.

Keyla accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age and continued to serve him throughout her life. She attended Lamar State College-Port Arthur where she graduated with the highest honors, Summa Cum Laude, and received her associate degree in early childhood development. She didn’t use her degree but instead was a driven and excelled as an insurance agent.

Keyla loved to serve her community. She was part of numerous of non-profit organizations. Her ultimate dream was to open her own insurance company. In March of 2019 she made her dream come true and Proenza Insurance Agency was established. She implanted that same dedication and love of being an insurance agent to her children. They will continue on her legacy with the same integrity, values, dignity, and sincerity she installed in their hearts.

Keyla was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as grandma. Her granddaughters were her sunshine and the light to her world. She would sing “You Are My Sunshine” to them all the time and they will carry that memory with them. Keyla’s mom held a great place in her heart, and they cherished so many memories together. She loved her husband, and they shared a memorable seven years. Family meant everything to Keyla. She loved to spend every moment she could with her husband; children; mother; and siblings.

Keyla will be remembered for her vivacious personality that always made people around her feel loved. She created many memories with loved ones and friends that they will carry in their hearts forever. Her favorite thing to do was dancing and riding her Jeep. Keyla loved throwing parties for every holiday or even just because. She will forever be known as the life of the party. She made friends everywhere she went and her clients at Proenza Insurance Agency loved her as well.

Survivors include her mother, Selma Proenza, of Port Arthur; husband, Pedro Huerta, of Nederland; children, Koray Rincon and husband, Pedro Balderas; Cristian Molina; Brandon Molina, all of Nederland; Pedro Huerta, Jr.; Ashley Huerta; Jesus Huerta; and Amber Huerta, all of Port Arthur; grandchildren, Abbylynn, Anahi, and Averie Balderas; siblings, Patrick Proenza and wife, Sara; Johnny Proenza; Franklin Proenza; Jacqueline Proenza; Maria East; Linda Michon; Lana Hughes; and Cookie Carlquist; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A gathering of Mrs. Proenza’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Memorial Baptist Church, 4011 Memorial Boulevard, Port Arthur. Her interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

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Oak Bluff Memorial Park-Port Neches

Oak Bluff Memorial Park-Port Neches
  • 618 Block Street Port Neches, Texas 77651

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 4011 Memorial Boulevard, Port Arthur, Texas 77640
  • 01/16/2021
  • 2:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 4011 Memorial Boulevard, Port Arthur, Texas 77640
  • 01/16/2021
  • 8:37 am

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Mirna and Eliezer Rios

Mi. Mas sentido pesame a toda la familia . Que Dios me les de resignación. Keyla esta con papa Dios ella desde la tierra se gano estar en el Reyno de Dios . Mi estimada amiga hasta el cielo un abrazo ? Te extrañaremos

Reggie Sparrow and Family

Sending prayers for the family to endure.

Maria Paguaga

Un eterno abrazo a mi muñequita nalgona como cariñosamente la llamaba.

Jessica Yepez

My condolences to all of keylas children, her husband and extended family.. my thoughts and prayers are with you all.. I would’ve have loved to attend her funeral but I do to personal reasons I won’t be able to attend in person however I’ll be there in spirit! Rest easy pretty girl love ya K!

Nancy Gonzalez

My heart n prayers to the family Keyla was a sweet beautiful kind loving woman that I was lucky to have known her for so many years you will forever be in my heart may u rest well my friend lv u always ❤️

Deidra Jones

Rest in peace my beautiful butterfly

Maria Childress

Mis condolencias a la familia Proenza. Lo mismo a su Esposo e hijos. Descansa en Paz Kayla.

Crystal Rodriguez

May you rip with our Heavenly Father. You’ll be missed!! We love you keyla!!

Sharin mayorga

Mi más sentido pesame Dios lesde mucha. Fuerza y resignacion cristiana para sobre llevar esta separación física. Porque ella siempre vivirá en sus corazones descansa en paz keyla hasta pronto

Alondra Perez

R.I.P you beautiful angel ❤️ I Love you tia Keyla

Edie Simmons and Melba Duplantis

God bless you all in this difficult time.

Ercelita Chacon

Amiga te voya extranar.mucho. q descanse.en paz.


My prayers to the family. I was blessed to know you Keyla, May you continue to shine in the loving arms of our Father