SAN DIEGO, Texas - Marina Emma "Cha-Cha" Gonzalez, 72, has returned Home, to rest alongside her Lord, Mother of God and her beloved family on June 3, 2007 at 1:37 a.m. She died in an Alice hospital after a short illness.
Marina was born in Loma Alta on July 15, 1934 on the ranch of her parents, the late Abel and Marina Saenz Lopez. Co-raised by her grandmother, the late Elvira Saenz Lopez, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Elvira Edna Garcia; her first husband, Ramon F. Garcia; her second husband, David Gonzalez; and one sister, Celia L. Garcia.
Marina is survived by one son, Ramon (Gloria) Garcia Jr. of Honolulu, Hawaii; four daughters, Imelda (Daniel) Perez of Alice, Texas, Amparo Garcia-Crow of Austin, Texas, Anna Maria Garcia of Austin, Texas, and Rosa Gloria Gonzalez of San Diego; one brother, Abel (Grace) Lopez Jr. of Irving, Texas; and two sisters, Elmira (Pedro) Guerra of San Diego and Cleo (Pete) Casias of San Antonio; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church in San Diego. Burial followed at the San Diego Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc.
CONCEPCION, Texas - Fidencio Yzaguirre Sr., 95, a lifetime resident of Concepcion, Texas, died Friday, June 1, 2007, in a Alice hospital after a long illness. He was a rancher and farmer all his life, and was always helpful to his friends and neighbors by fixing windmills and anything else that needed to be repaired. He was a loving father, grandfather and uncle that will sadly be missed by all his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Estefana L. Yzaguirre; his parents, Ysmael and Antonia Rios Yzaguirre, all his brothers and sisters, and a granddaughter. He is survived by his son, Fidencio (Mary) Yzaguirre Jr. of Garland, Texas; his four daughters, Irene Yzaguirre, Inglantina Y. Casas, both of Benavides, Texas, Alma Y. (Jesus M.) Garcia of Premont, Texas and Imelda Y. (Wally) Gonzalez of Alice, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2007 at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church in Benavides, Texas with Father Andrew Hejdak as celebrant.
Burial followed at the Benavides Cemetery in Benavides Texas.
Garza Funeral Home of San Diego in charge of arrangements.