Christine A. Pena 85, of San Diego, Texas passed away on January 22, 2009. Mrs. Pena, a 40 year resident of San Diego was most recently a resident of La Paloma Nursing Center in San Diego. Her Husband, Richard, a native of South Texas, preceded her in death.  Mrs. Pena was born November 7, 1923, in Brooklyn, Conn. the second of nine children. She is survived by three brothers and six sisters all of whom live in Conneticut and Maryland and by numerous nieces, nephews, and many close and dear friends form San Diego, Texas and Alice, Texas. Mrs. Pena was a long time volunteer for the Alice Regional Hospital and for the Christus Spohn Hospital. She was active in the local AARP Chapter and with the auxiliaries of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2009 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home of San Diego with a Trisagion Service at 7 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday , January 24, 2009 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home Chapel in San Diego and Interment will follow at the Pena Cemetery in La Rosita, Texas with Rev. Fr. Stelios N. Sitaras from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Corpus Christi, Texas officiating all the services.

Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. is entrusted with the arrangements.