SAN DIEGO - Petra S. Corona, 83, was called home on Monday, June 12, 2017 in a Corpus Christi hospital after a long illness. She was born in San Diego, Texas on September 12, 1933 to her parents, Jesus and Luz Salazar. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who devoted her life to her family. She enjoyed playing bingo, dancing, cooking, especially making tortillas and was an avid football fan of the San Diego Vaqueros. She was a very caring mother who welcomed her children's friends into her home and loved and accepted them as her own. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her granddaughter, Sabrina R. Piña; three brothers, Desiderio Salazar, Jesus "Chuche" Salazar, Francisco Salazar; two sisters, Consuelo Gonzalez, Marta Garcia.
Petra is survived by her husband of 47 1/2 years of marriage, Ramon C. Corona of San Diego, Texas her children, Guadalupe M. (James R. ) Meador III of Corpus Christi, Texas; Esteban R. (Norma) Corona of Kingsville, Texas; Nelda Luz (Omar) Velasquez of San Diego, Texas; three sisters, Paula Vega of San Diego, Texas; Hortensia Castillo of Ricardo, Texas; Estella Galindo of Calallen, Texas; eight grandchildren, James R. Meador, IV, Justin A. Meador, Joseph R. Meador, Stephanie R. Marquez, Stacy R. Corona, Sara R. Corona, Esteban O. Velasquez, Mateo A. Velasquez; two great grandchildren, Julian R. Marquez, Jacob- Matthew Ayala; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 pm. on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas. Interment will follow at the San Diego Cemetery in San Diego, Texas.
Anyone wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so at www.garzafuneralhome.com
Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home, San Diego, Texas