FALFURRIAS, Texas –Veronica Grimes Gables, born June 28, 1963, went home to our Heavenly Lord on January 26, 2009, where she will rest in peace and join her maternal grandparents, Leopoldo and Dominga Tamez; and paternal grandparents, Jesse and Tomasa Grimes. Veronica was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law and friend. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, being a jokester, and her beautiful smile and kindness.
Survivors include her sons, Don (Jennifer) Smith Jr., of West Blockton, Ala., and Jesse Moser of Baton Rouge, La.; grandson, Dylan Smith of West Blockton, Ala.; her best friend and partner, Dub Pray of Baton Rouge, La.; her parents, Noemi Tamez (L.D.) Pearson of Corpus Christi, Texas, Joe (Vangie) Grimes, of Pasadena, Texas; four brothers, Joe (Linda) Grimes of Mission, Texas, John (Bridgette) Grimes of Gonzalez, La., Richard Grimes of Deer Park, Texas, and Sam (Tammy) Grimes of Baton Rouge, La.; one sister, Raelene (Ray) Procter of George West, Texas; three stepbrothers, Eddie (Norma) Ybarra of San Antonio, Texas, Rudy (Lynley) Ybarra and Rodney Ybarra, both of Deer Park, Texas; one sister-in-law, Leslie Grimes of Deer Park; 10 nieces, five nephews, three step-nieces, several cousins; her maternal aunt, Humbelina T. Vasquez of Falfurrias, Texas; favorite uncle, Paul (Mary) Grimes of Falfurrias, Texas; and many friends.
Family viewing will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and public viewing from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Alaniz Funeral Home, 516 N. St, Mary, Falfurrias, Texas, 78355 (361) 325-5800; with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, January 30, 2009 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 304 S. Caldwell, Falfurrias, Texas, 78355. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Freddie Vasquez, Werner Hofstetter, Mark Valde, Oscar Moralez, Jesse Grimes, Charlie Garza and Homer Morales.
After the funeral, a meal will be served at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Falfurrias, Texas.
Alaniz Funeral Home of Falfurrias entrusted with arrangements.