SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Escila Aleman, was called by her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, after being His faithful servant for more than 84 years. Born on July 17, 1926, Cila lived a full life centered on family and faith. She was the favorite aunt who welcomed all to her beloved home, where Cila tended the kitchen and the rose garden. Born and raised in South Texas, Cila moved to San Antonio after graduating from San Diego High School in 1945. After beauty school, she cut hair for more than 40 years. A trip to Cila's house often meant you were getting a haircut. Cila was a Character. April Fool's Day was Her Day. She planned long and hard to create elaborate "tricks" to fool those she loved the most. Cila worshipped at St. Mary's Catholic Church in downtown San Antonio, where Father Mike held her up as a model family caregiver. She was preceded in death by her parents, Agustin and Paula Aleman; and her nine siblings.
She is survived by her nine nephews and nieces, Alma R. Gonzalez - Adams (Grady), Elsie Solis (Joel), (Janet), Laura Patricia Benavides (Raymond), Clara Minette Aleman, Carleen Suzanne Salazar (Tom), Ted J Aleman and Janelle M Aleman, all of San Antonio, Texas; Hector L Aleman Jr. (Janet) of Ashland, Ore., and Peter P. Aleman of Washington State. She is also survived by her great-nephews and nieces, Joey Solis, Lita Solis, Betsy Garcia, Leandra Solis, Naomi Aleman, Cy Aleman, Tessa Benavides, Lauren Benavides, Thomas Eisen Salazar, Zachary Salazar, Jacob Salazar, Sean Salazar, and eight great-great-nephews and nieces. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home of San Diego with a Rosary at 7 p.m. that evening. Services will conclude at 9 p.m. and a Memorial Mass will be announced and celebrated at a later date.
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Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc entrusted with the arrangements.