Irene "Nena" Maldonado Benavides, 91, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007.

She was born Oct. 10, 1915, in Cuero to Placido Maldonado and Juanita Garza Maldonado. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, and a longtime resident of Robstown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roman Z. Benavides; and one daughter, Elva B. Perez.

She is survived by four daughters, Nancy B. Carrillo and Lupita B. Gutierrez, both of Robstown, Terry Garza of Kerrville, and Mary Jane Garcia of California; one brother, Placido G. Maldonado of Alvarado; one sister, Elvira M. Gonzalez of Bishop; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the Robstown Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment followed in Robstown Memorial Park.

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