San Diego, Texas - Olga G. Salinas, 91 years old passed away, on Friday, September 22, 2023, in a Corpus Christi hospital after a short illness. She was born and raised in San Diego, Texas, she was a homemaker. Olga loved spending time with her husband, and her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, and sisters. She is preceded in death by her parents; father, Nicholas Gonzalez, Sr., and mother; Clemencia Pena Gonzalez, her husband; Severiano Z. Salinas, her adopted son; Mark A. Salinas, five brothers; Nicholas Gonzalez, Jr., Anastacio Gonzalez, Roberto Gonzalez, Ramiro Gonzalez, and Clemente Gonzalez and one sister; Olivia Gonzalez. She is survived by her daughter; Adelita (Daniel) Rowland, and adopted daughter; Mary E. Salinas, nine sisters; Ofelia De Los Santos, Oralia Garza, Odilia Guerra, Maria Ignacia Salaiz, Maria Dolores Garza, Petra Schultz, Sylvia Flores, Maria Elena Salinas, and Elpidia Marquez, two brothers; Ricardo Gonzalez, and Arturo Gonzalez, and four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews.
Visitations will begin on Friday, September 29, 2023, at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home Chapel in San Diego from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Saturday, September 30, 2023, at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at the Pena Cemetery at La Rosita Community. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. is entrusted with arrangements.
San Diego, Texas - Severiano Z. Salinas. 94 years old passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2023, in a Nursing Home in Rockport after a short illness. He was born and raised in San Diego and later moved to Corpus Christi. He was a retired farmer in the Nueces County area for many years. Severiano enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend who will sadly be missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his father, Jesus Salinas, and mother, Lazara Pruenda Salinas, his wife Olga G. Salinas, and adopted son; Mark A. Salinas, three brothers; Alejandro Salinas, Servando Salinas, and Oscar Salinas, and two sisters; Juanita Gonzalez, and Maria Longoria. He is survived by one daughter; Adelita (Daniel) Rowland, and one adopted daughter; Mary E. Salinas, one brother; Reynaldo Salinas, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews. Visitations will begin on Friday, September 29, 2023, at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home Chapel in San Diego from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Saturday, September 30, 2023, at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at the Pena Cemetery at La Rosita Community.
Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. is entrusted with arrangements.
Benavides, Texas - Maria Rosario Reyes, 83 years old passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at her residence after a short illness surrounded by her loving family. She was born and raised at the San Francisco Ranch, Texas in Benavides, Texas. Maria Rosario met her husband on an Easter Sunday at La Mota Ranch. She enjoyed gardening, raising farm animals, and ranch work until her retirement. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend who would be sadly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Aida Bazan, her husband; Xavier Reyes, Sr., her grandparents; Prisciliano Bazan and Eliza G. Bazan, and her son; Manuel Armando Reyes.
She is survived by her two sons; Miguel Angel (Pam) Reyes, and Xavier Reyes, three daughters, Maria Abelinda (Reggie) Ford, Meliza Andrea (Greg) Kipple, and Aida Suzanna (Richard) Tallman. Daughter-in-law; Maria Guadalupe Reyes. 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at the Xavier Cemetery at the Reyes-Bazan Cemetery in Benavides, Texas.
Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. is entrusted with arrangements.
Alice, Texas - Brenda Gamez Govea, 52 years old passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at her residence surrounded by her loving family after a short illness. Brenda was a manager at Dairy Burger in Alice, Texas for many years. She enjoyed shopping, garage sales, and spending time with her family. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her father; Juan Manuel Gamez, Sr., paternal grandfather, Agustin Gamez, and paternal grandmother; Maria Diaz Gamez, maternal grandmother; Margarita Perales and maternal grandfather; Jose Gonzalez, and her ex-husband; Juan Govea, Sr. She is survived by her companion; Patrick Perez, two sons; Anthony Govea, and Jay Govea, Jr., one daughter; Clarissa Gamez, her mother; San Juanita Gamez, five brothers; Juan Manuel Gamez, Jr., Juan Octavio Sanchez, Joe Gamez, Javier Gamez, and Jaime (Monica) Gamez, two sisters; Marivel (Jesus Garza) Gamez, and Juanita Luz Gamez, one grandson; Jacoby Gamez, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitations will begin on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home Chapel in San Diego, Texas. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas. Burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery # 2 in San Diego, Texas.
Serving as Active Pallbearers are Jacoby Govea, Kevin Gamez, Raul Garcia, Eric Garcia, Andrew Gamez, Patrick Perez, Johnathon Gamez, and Anthony Govea.
Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. is entrusted with arrangements.
San Diego, Texas – Corina Cantu Salinas, 75 years of age passed away on Thursday August 31, 2023, in a Corpus Christi hospital surrounded by her family. Corina was a retired SDISD employee for many years. She loved being around her family. Corina was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend who will sadly be missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her parents, Rafael Salinas, Sr., and Vicenta Cantu Salinas, two sisters: Martina S. Cantu, and Delia C. Salinas, seven brothers; Mario C. Salinas, Arnoldo C. Salinas, Rogelio C. Salinas, Rafael G. Salinas, Jr., Raymundo G. Salinas, Ricardo G. Salinas, and Juan Carlos Salinas, Sr. She is survived by a nephew who was raised as a son; Arnoldo Salinas, her brother; Servando C. Salinas, her sister; Leocadia Morgan, numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers: Arnoldo Salinas, Juan C. Salinas, Ramon R. Salinas, Saul O. Salinas, Javier Salinas, Jr, and Kenneth Salinas. Visitations will be held on Tuesday September 5, 2023, with a Rosary to be recited at 10:00am at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home Chapel - in San Diego, Texas. Burial to follow at San Diego Cemetery, San Diego, Texas.
Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc entrusted with arrangements.
A celebration of Kelly's life will be held at: Mauro P Garcia Funeral Chapel Friday, August 18, 2023 600 S. Wright St. Alice, Texas Visitation begins at 8:00am Service of Life 10:00am by Pastor Ricardo Ortiz of Church of Christ. Burial to follow: Roberson-Collins Memorial Cemetery - Roberson Dr., and 300 S. Stadium, Alice, Texas
Angel "Kelly" Cortez was called upon by our dear Lord on August 12, 2023. He was born in the great town of Alice, Texas on October 20, 1950. He was a great companion, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend. Kelly loved his profession as a preventative maintenance mechanic in the oil field. He loved spending time with his family, loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His hobbies included fishing, singing, dancing, hunting, guitar playing, woodwork building, and watching his sports. He loved his Houston Astros and his Dallas Cowboys.
Preceded in death by his father, Jose Cortez, mother, Virginia Cortez Gonzalez (Luis) , brothers: Jose (Diana) Cortez, Arturo (Sylvia) Cortez, and granddaughter Stephanie Marie Ramirez. Survivors include companion Gloria Ramos, son Kelly Cortez, daughter Yvette Cortez, two grandchildren, Arabella Cortez and Kelly Cortez Jr., and great grandchildren Adan Cortez and Ian Phillips. One sister Ginny (Ralph) Zepeda, three brothers; Lionel (Marta) Cortez, George (Alicia) Cortez, and Enrique Cortez, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Cortez Family wants to thank all family and friends for attending the celebration of life for Angel "Kelly" Cortez and thank you to the active pallbearers: Kelly Cortez Jr., Ralph Zepeda, Aurelio Trejo III, George Cortez Jr., Cristobal Ochoa IV, & Enrique Cortez Jr. to include honorary pallbearers: Lionel Cortez, Enrique Cortez, and George Cortez Sr. A Special Thank You to Cristobal Ochoa IV and family for the care you provided.
Jefe, descansa en paz! With Love Kelly & Yvette.
San Diego, Texas - Teodora "Lolita" Delgado passed away peacefully at the age 80 at a San Diego Nursing Home on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. Lola was born in Santa Elena north of San Isidro, Texas to Pedro Delgado and Leonor Delgado. Ms. Lola graduated from San Diego High School with the Class of 1962. She was always a hard worker and shortly after graduating, she worked at Chris' Pharmacy in town. In the late 60’s, Lola traveled to California and Utah to work as a migrant. She then returned home to care for her parents and siblings and began to work at Hagger Apparel Company in Robstown, Texas for many years before becoming a stay-at-home mom to care for her only son Peter.
Lola earned the name "Mama Lola" by becoming a nanny/babysitter to numerous children for many years and developed a special motherlike relationship with Marco Antonio Campos and J.R. Lopez whom she'd tell everyone she raised them as her sons and were her pride and joy. She played a key role in raising these children and loved each and every one of them like her own.
In her spare time, Lola loved watching novelas, sports, and doing yard work. Anyone that knew Lola knew she had a green thumb. Lola loved her plants and would often be seen with a garden hoe taking out weeds and stickers throughout her lawn.
Most of all, Lola was a loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and grandmother. She was a caregiver to her siblings Armando and Sara Delgado after her parents passed away.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Pedro B. Delgado, and Leonor Ramirez Delgado. Three brothers Jose Delgado, Armando Delgado, and Norberto Delgado, and one sister, Evangelina Struck.
Survivors include, son, Peter (Sofia) Raab, raised as a daughter, Sara R. Delgado, three brothers, George Delgado, Pedro “Pete” (Bertha) Delgado, Juan P. (Maria) Delgado, two sisters, Mary Lou (Eliseo) Morin, and Diana Sendejo. Her grandchildren, Brian M. Raab, Peter A. Raab, Lilliana B. Raab, Pearl E. Raab, and Nathanael C. Raab. Numerous nieces and nephews
Lola will especially be remembered for her infectious smile and warm loving heart.
Visitation will begin on Monday, August 14, 2023, at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas at 5-9 pm with a rosary to be recited at 7 pm that same evening. All services will conclude that evening. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
Fidencio G. Hinojosa Sr., age 94, entered eternal rest August 4, 2023 in Alice, Texas at his home. He was born October 8, 1928 in Alice, Texas to Florencio and Aurora Hinojosa. Fidencio worked as a master painter for the company he owned, Hinojosa’s Painting Services. His love for his craft showed in his dedication to his work and lived on in all those he taught to paint as well.
Fidencio enjoyed cooking family dinners with his wife of 72 years, Teodora M. Hinojosa. He instilled his love for learning and history to all his children and grandchildren, and often sat down with them to recount stories of his childhood and growing up between Mexico and South Texas. He loved spending quality time with his family, and watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren grow up. He often would say that visits from his grandchildren were like his “vitamins”. He will be remembered for his unconditional love for his family, his mild-mannered disposition, and his deep devotion for his wife.
He was preceded in death by his parents Florencio and Aurora; mother-in-law Paula Magana; father-in-law, Teodoro Magana; siblings Guadalupe Hinojosa, Florencio G. Hinojosa, Victoria G. Hinojosa, and Perla Hinojosa.
Fidencio is survived by his wife Teodora M. Hinojosa; his 4 children Aurora H. Clegg, Paula H. Garcia, Fidencio Hinojosa II (Imelda), and Francisco ‘Frank’ Hinojosa (Deborah); two brothers; Servando G. (Petra) Hinojosa and Octavio G. (Esperanza) Hinojosa; grandchildren Crystal Garcia, Fidencio Hinojosa III, Amanda Clegg, Marleen Chavez (Manuel), Bethany Santillan (Miguel), Jacqueline Hinojosa, Franklin Hinojosa and Nicholas Hinojosa; great-grandchildren Victoria Garza, Austin Garza, Jacklyn Garza, Alejandro Garza, Isaiah Santillan, Kindall Hinojosa, Eric Isaiah Macias, Owen Chavez, Christian Santillan, Kennedy Chavez, and Alexandra Santillan; great-great grandchild Braylon Scipio, and many numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Thursday August 10, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral home - Alice located at 600 South Wright St Alice, TX, 361-664-6041, with a holy rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church located at 801 South Reynolds Alice, Tx 78332 on Friday August 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM. Burial to follow at New Collins Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Fidencio Hinojosa III, Amanda Clegg, Franklin Hinojosa, Nicholas Hinojosa, Alejandro Garza, and Miguel Santillan. On behalf of Fidencio, his family would like to extend a special thank you to Alicia Ochoa, whose love and dedication will never be forgotten. You held a special place in his heart as well as in ours. The family would also like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff of Angel Bright Hospice for all their expertise and kindness, and to the Alice Fire Department Lift and Assist Team for their care and assistance.
Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with arrangements.
San Diego, Tx - Jose Luis Castillo Jr, Age 30, passed away peacefully after a lifelong Illness on Monday, July 24, 2023, at Alice Christus Spohn Hospital. He was born in Corpus Christi, Tx on February 15, 1993 & raised in San Diego, Texas to his parents Jose Luis Castillo & Graciela Marie Galvan. Jose enjoyed fishing, hunting, and hanging out with his friends. He was very humorous and outgoing with his personality lighting up the room. Jose was very tough, but lighthearted and lovable to those around him. He had an unconditional love for his mother, enjoyed projects with his father, and drawing art. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. He was proceeded in death by his Brother Luis Castillo, Paternal Grandmother Maria Inez Castillo. Maternal grandparents Ruben Baldemar Galvan & Zulema Flores Galvan. Jose was Survived by his Partner of 9 years Sara Diane Carrillo of San Diego, Texas. One Son Rhyen Lee Castillo (age 10) His Siblings: Clarissa (Edward) Garza of Alice, Texas. Kayla Marie Castillo of Corpus Christi, Texas. Geraldine Miranda Chapa of Alice, Texas. Grandparents: Luis C. Castillo Jr. With numerous Nieces (8), Nephews (2), aunts, and uncles. Visitations will be held on Monday July 31, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. with a Rosary to be recited at 1:00 P.M. Burial San Diego Cemetery.
Premont, Tx – Geronimo Torres, Jr. 61 years of age passed away on Tuesday July 25, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Geronimo was a retired ranch hand and a retired oilfield worker. He enjoyed making everyone laugh and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. He is proceeded in death by his parents Geronimo Torres Sr., and Maria Rodriguez Torres. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Gracie Torres, his mother In-law and father in-law; Nelda Cadena and Gilberto Morin, One son; Geronimo (Amber) Torres III, Four daughters; Melinda Torres, Ashley (Jose) Garcia, Amy (Jose) Torres, and Rosa Torres, One brother; Rubelin Torres, four sisters; Evangelina (Rogelio) Faragoza, Belia (Orlando) Morin, Maria Elena Garcia, Berta Torres, and numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday July 29, 2023, at 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. with a Rosary to be recited at 10:00 A.M. that morning at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home Chapel – San Diego. Funeral Service to follow. Burial Premont Cemetery.
Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home 1016 East Gravis San Diego, Tx 78384