October 20, 1936-August 19, 2021
Daniel Gallegos was called by our Lord on Thursday, August 19, 2021. He was born to and preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Gallegos, Sr. and Manuela Mota Gallegos and brother, Joe Anthony Gallegos.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Elida (Lou) Rosel Gallegos. Left to cherish his life are daughters, Danielle Gallegos Washatka and Margot B. Gallegos–Steinberg and son, Michael A. Gallegos. Also, his pride and joy, grandsons – Jack Gallegos (his Shadow), Quentin Steinberg, Dylan Steinberg, Devin Gallegos and Brian Gallegos, as well as granddaughters Mikaela Gallegos and Ellie Gallegos. Daniel is also survived by his sisters, Carmen Raymond and Maria Michelle Gallegos. And also to cherish his memory are his dear “circle of friends”, and many nephews and nieces.
Daniel is a former member and founder of St. Matthew Catholic Church, where he served as President of the St. Vincent de Paul, Men’s Club, and Knights of Columbus Council 4140. Daniel was currently a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 15240.
Daniel was a graduate of Tech High School, Class of 1956 and nicknamed Houdini. He was a proud member of the United States Air Force with 20 years combined service with the Air Force, Army and Marine Reserves.
He retired from Civil Service at Kelly Air Force Base after 30 years of service. He always said his best assignment was with the 2866th GEEIA Squadron because it gave him the opportunity to travel to different countries while performing his job as an Equipment Specialist and Radar Installation Officer.
Daniel will be remembered as a quiet and soft-spoken man, who was always kind and caring and a friend to many. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Daniel was a traveling man, and he had a passion for cruising even while in a wheelchair after foot surgery, his grandsons, Jack, QQ and Dyn made the trip enjoyable for him, always assuring his safety and comfort.
And, Daniel always said that he lived a long and happy life. He leaves a legacy of kindness and love to be cherished by his family, especially the grandchildren.
Papa, you will remain in our hearts forever.
The Rosary will begin at 11:00 A.M. followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:30 A.M on Friday, September 10, 2021 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Road. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Private interment with Military Honors will begin at 9:15 A.M. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road.
May 15, 1930-August 21, 2021
John was called home to join the God he so faithfully believed in on August 21, 2021, surrounded by his children and loving companion at home in Helotes, TX. John was born in Howells, NE on May 15, 1930. He graduated from Conception High School in 1948 and studied four more years at Conception College, then spent a year at St. Paul’s Seminary in Minnesota. He was drafted into the Army and served 2 years. John attended Creighton University where he earned his BA in Education in 1957 and his MS in History in 1959. It was at Creighton where he met his first wife, Mary Ann Janda, studying German in the library.
John began his educational career at Papillion High School. He accepted a position in Oklahoma City to be the Vice-Superintendent of Catholic schools and then served as Superintendent. While in Oklahoma, John earned an Ed.D. in Education at the University of Oklahoma. An opportunity at Our Lady of the Lake University took John and the family to San Antonio in 1970, where he very happily lived, without ever having to pick up a snow shovel again. He took a position at the UT Dental school in 1973 and for many years thrived on his work, writing, and delivering workshops to teach clinicians how to be effective instructors.
John loved being an incarnate soul on this earth. He lived life enthusiastically with a joyful, grateful heart. He loved his family, loved to read and learn, loved to visit with people and always said, “God has been so good to me.” He loved being surrounded by his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed family celebrations, always recognizing the gift of family and God’s many blessings.
John prayed for his family and the world daily and lived a life of service. John was also a devoted volunteer. He was a volunteer at Christus Hospice for 26 years, where he sat with patients so they would not be alone, and then helping as an office volunteer. He was a volunteer with St Vincent De Paul for 17 years and organized the collection of food and delivery of Thanksgiving hampers for several years, always with efficiency and compassion.
John is survived by his children, Eileen, Theresa Funari, Daniel, Anne, and Chris; his grandchildren, Ashli Funari, Kellie, Cory and Maggie Martin, Robert Sinfield, Carson, Madeline and Reagan Kleffner; great-granddaughter, Addison Funari; brother, Don Kleffner (Janelle); sister, Lavina Mestl (Eugene); loving companion, Barbara Bauml; and will be missed by many nieces, nephews, and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Leo Kleffner; his siblings, Stan Kleffner, Mildred Knobbe, Catherine Meister; his wife, Colleen J. Kleffner.
VISITATION is 6 pm on September 2 with ROSARY at 7 pm, Mission Park Funeral Home, 3401 Cherry Ridge.
FUNERAL MASS is September 3 at 11 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 13715 Riggs Rd, Helotes, with the burial to follow at Helotes Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christus Hospice or Catholic Charities.
August 18, 1933-August 12, 2021
Burton is survived by his loving wife, Alicia Hinojosa; three children, Howard Kahn and his wife Judie of Houston, TX, Julie and her husband Robert McCall of Acton, MA, and Bruce and his wife Shari of Fairfield, CT; his sister, Sonya Ferraro of Trumbull, CT; five grandchildren Adam (Cassy), Joshua (Meezah) and Ethan McCall, and Olivia and Solomon Kahn, great-grandfather of James McCall.
After growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Burton headed to Cambridge, Massachusetts to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he graduated as a civil engineer in 1955. This was one of his life’s greatest achievements. After serving in the army in California, in 1958, Burton moved to Connecticut where he became a professional engineer and built many buildings in the Hartford area. In the late 1970s when building in the northeast halted, he ventured to Houston, Texas where there was a building boom. In 1982, he moved to San Antonio to work at Brooks Air Force Base. Burton met the love of his life, Alicia Hinojosa, in San Antonio, whom he married in 2007.
Burton had a zest for life. He loved sailing, the opera, billiards, mathematics, and structural design for which he held two U.S. patents. He also mixed terrific margaritas.
December 3, 1952-August 5, 2021
Joe was preceded in death by his father, James Patrick Moffett. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 45 years, Sally; daughters, Maureen and Allison Baird (Shawn); son, James (Leah); as well as nine grandchildren: MacKenzie, Madison, Savannah, Mollie Jo, Meghan, Logan, Soraya, Landon, and Joshua. He is also survived by his mother, Helen M. Moffett, and nine siblings: Robert (Laurel), Mary Ellen Rizzo (Sal), Thomas (Joan), Anne Miskin (Michael), Patrick, Margaret Fredian (Justin), Theresa Eiden (Paul), James (Cheryl), and Michael (Nicole); as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Many wonderful friends will also miss him.
Joe was born on December 3, 1952, in Rochester, New York, to James Patrick Moffett and Helen Margaret (Hodes) Moffett. He grew up in Rochester, New York, and Bernardsville, New Jersey. Family, the Church, and sports were integral parts of his early years. He played football, basketball, ice hockey, and golf. Joe studied electrical engineering, business administration, and accounting at Rochester Institute of Technology. He was a Phi Sigma Kappa member and an All-Conference football player. Later, he would earn his Masters at Oxford University.
Joe worked for 46 years in the medical device sales and marketing industry earning patents for new products as well as awards for tops sales. He worked for large and small companies including three start-up companies which gave him his greatest challenges. He was dedicated to his work and to his teams, inspiring those around him to push the bounds of possibility to improve what was possible at the bedside.
In his years on Earth, Joe enjoyed life to the fullest and approached life with a “work hard play hard” philosophy. A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, he was fun-loving, competitive, and generous, the rock of our family and a mentor to many. Joe never backed down from a challenge that he could reasonably overcome and that resounded in all the things that he enjoyed (sports, flying, and woodworking) as well as his career. He wasn’t one to hold back but instead “left it all on the field.” He taught his children perseverance, the value of being a hard-working, honest citizen, and loving your family. Joe had a deep faith in God. We will all greatly miss his hearty contagious laugh, sense of humor, big heart, and unwavering support.
Calling hours will be held at St Francis of Assisi in San Antonio, TX on Friday, August 20, 2021, from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. There will be a Celebration of Life from 4:30-5 pm and 7-7:30 pm to allow family and friends to share their memories of Joe. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 10:00 am with light refreshments to follow. For those who may not be able to join, Mass will be streamed live. Private interment will be later at the convenience of his family.
To leave condolences for the family and to view a video of Joe’s life, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.
March 17, 1954-March 13, 2020
Patrick Otto Hanna, age 65, of Pipe Creek, Texas, was greeted in heaven by Jesus Christ at 5:03 am on Friday, March 13, 2020. On September 13, 2019, Pat was admitted to Methodist Hospital where he was diagnosed with cancer. After treatment, Pat went to live with his good friend Bob Hicks and was well enough to go back to work. Pat was readmitted to Methodist Hospital on March 8, 2020, where he succumbed to complications caused by his cancer. Pat’s family thanks his caregivers, Doctors Renshaw, Patel, Myers, and Santillan; the nurses and therapists at Methodist Hospital and Heights on Huebner; his good friend Bob Hicks; his children Colin and Kendyl; and his three favorite nurses, sisters Jackie and Geralyn and his former wife Denise.
Pat was born on March 17, 1954 at Fort Sam Houston Hospital, San Antonio, Texas, to Victor Hanna (deceased) and Gloria (née Hirsch) Hanna. Pat lived his entire life in and around San Antonio, Texas. He attended Holy Rosary grade school, Central Catholic High School (1972), and earned a BBA in Marketing from St. Mary’s University (1977). Growing up, Pat played CYO baseball and was a very good pitcher. He was an altar boy at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Pat was first married to Anne Marie Douville and later to Denise Koehl from 1997 to 2010. He remained single thereafter.
Pat spent most of his professional life in construction, initially as a supervisor for Paul Sword, Incorporated, and then as an independent businessman. For many years, as a sideline, Pat sold life insurance and mutual funds for Primerica. After retiring from construction, Pat worked as a school bus driver for the Bandera ISD and had been trained to be a substitute teacher. Pat loved his work, always worked hard, and was proud of the things that he worked on. People who worked with Pat counted him as a good friend. Pat enjoyed hunting, fishing, and helping both friends and family in need. Pat was a wonderful and loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.
My father was one of the kindest and most generous souls I think I will ever meet. He was always there if I needed to talk or just sit in silence. He was one of my best friends. Words cannot describe how much I will miss him. Dad, you will be in my heart forever and always. (daughter Kendyl)
Pat was my friend, a rock when needed, a father to my children, and so much more. He never missed a family event, unless he had no choice. Pat was a friend who was always there. (former wife Denise)
Pat was strong-willed but caring. He was graced by God with an inordinate amount of common sense. I was jealous of his abilities to build and repair. We never parted company without him saying, “I love you, Box!” I miss him… (brother Art)
Pat was a “Free Spirit” guy. He was one of my favorite brothers. You could not ask for a better brother, always willing to go out of his way to help. We were very close in age, so I always looked up to him and in many ways, I followed in his footsteps. He will be in my thoughts and prayers for the rest of my life. I loved him very much. (brother Greg)
Pat was super generous with his time, money, and things. He easily found commonality and friendship with others. He continuously lived life to the fullest. He was an avid outdoorsman. I learned the majority of my handyman skills while working for him and doing home fixer-upper projects with him. I miss my brother Pat. (brother Damian)
Pat was genuine, generous, inclusive, and kind. He was quick with a smile and a compliment. I will miss him. (sister-in-law Esther)
Pat, my second eldest brother was a kind and loving soul. Growing up he watched out for me. He was very proud of his “Duster” a new car he bought. He would go out and “rev” it up before driving off. Pat also loved his motorcycle and many early mornings he would take me to Providence High School on it. Those were the good ole days. I loved him a lot and will never forget him. Pat never missed calling me on my birthday he would serenade me with a birthday song and then say “I love you, Jack!” One of our last conversations was “Hey, Pat, when you get to Heaven, say hi to Dad from me, will you? And Pat said “Okay”. I already miss him so much…till we meet up again in Heaven. (sister Jackie)
Pat is my big brother and I will miss him dearly. I could count on him to help me whenever needed. Pat had an opinion about everything and was always willing to share all of them. I will miss his stuffed jalapeños at family gatherings. Pat had many good friends because he was always willing to help and he truly cared about people. He was a great Dad who deeply loved his children and helped raise them into wonderful adults. (sister Mary)
When I think of Pat I think of pink and orange-colored stuffed jalapenos and Romans 12:10 — “Love one another more than ourselves.” Pat always put others before himself-in caring for Michael, in working up until the end because he wanted to have something to leave for his kids. He always remembered birthdays and never missed a family get-together. He was a loving friend and a good brother. (sister Geralyn)
Pat is survived by his son Colin Koehl (Colorado) and daughter Kendyl Hanna (San Antonio); former wife Denise Koehl (San Antonio); mother Gloria Hanna (San Antonio); brothers Arthur, Gregory, Damian and sisters Jacqueline, Mary, Geralyn (all siblings in San Antonio); nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends too many to list. Pat was predeceased by his father Victor Hanna (2011), his nephew Joshua Hanna (2019), and his best friend and first cousin Michael Fischnar (2018).
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6 (NIV)
September 1, 1936-July 13, 2021
Dennis left McAllen to attend St. Anthony’s Junior Seminary in San Antonio where he graduated in 1954. He continued his studies with the Oblates of Mary Immaculate where he received his Master of Divinity from Oblate School of Theology and was ordained in 1966. As a priest, he served as a Vocational Director for the Oblates visiting parish schools throughout the United States and as a parish priest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Colorado Springs, CO.
Dennis moved to Houston in the early 1970s where he worked in the real estate field after obtaining his sales and broker licenses. During this time he met and married Nancy Henkel, his wife of 45 years.
He then moved to San Antonio where he earned his Master of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University and went to work for the Bexar County Probation Department where he worked in the Intensive Supervision Program, a new program to help rehabilitate felons to avoid prison and remain in society.
After retiring from the probation department, he worked for South Texas Psychological Services where he tested and interviewed people applying for Medicare and Medicaid services. Throughout his life he gave of his time to be of service through many volunteer activities.
Dennis lived a life of faith and never lost his passion for helping others whatever the situation; he always knew the perfect thing to say. He had so much knowledge of church and family history to share as he was a lifelong learner with an inquisitive mind. He was always able to relate scripture to our daily lives and was a counselor and mentor to so many.
Dennis had a love for the Spanish language. As a child he heard Spanish in his home and community; he then continued to take courses and classes to learn and understand more about the culture through language. He took every opportunity he had to use his Spanish. He spent time in Mexico and with a family in Costa Rica as he enriched his understanding.
Dennis enjoyed sports. He played baseball (beginning with his father and brother in the Valley) and basketball in his younger years, then golf throughout his adult life. Dennis had a beautiful Irish tenor voice and loved to sing Irish songs (as he did at home for his mother), Spanish songs, or any favorite song at every opportunity to the joy of all around him.
He never met a stranger either for conversation or willingness to help. He always loved to tell a good story, and his sense of humor, pleasant smile and charming personality made it all the more enjoyable. His favorite trips were spending time with family, and his tours of San Antonio were a favorite with all generations of family and friends.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters: Virginia Nowatnick and Mary Ruth Strangeways, and 2 brothers: Jack Dooley and Donald Dooley. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; sister-in-law, Antoinette Dooley, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
The family will receive friends beginning at 6:00 P.M.
The Angelus Funeral Home Chapel
1119 N. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78215
Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Memorial Mass will be held at 1:00 P.M. at the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Oblate School of Theology
285 Oblate Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216
Resurrection Cemetery at Cordi-Marian
Private Service at a later date
Memorial contributions may be made in Dennis’ name to the Oblate Madonna Residence.
February 4, 1945-June 19, 2021
Jack (Jacob to some) O’Hagan Mondin was granted his wings for final flight on June 19, 2021 at the age of 76. He was a long-time cancer survivor and was very proud of the fact that Doctors Mark Riddoch and Michael Sarodsy identified the problem and took the appropriate steps to resolve the issue. He just got old and worn out like so many of us do.
He was born in Seguin, TX on February 4, 1945, and proud to be a native Texan and grateful to his parents who preceded him, Peter (Pete) Charles and Marcella Julia Frances Mary Catherine O’ Hagan Mondin, for bringing him into this world and giving him the tool kit to be successful in life. He is also predeceased by Rita Baer Ferguson, a cousin who was like a sister and her husband, Larry. He is survived by his partner and spouse, Mikel Shawn Chamblee, and many fraternal cousins. There are no maternal cousins as he is the last in line on that side of the family.
He attended St Josephs Catholic School (now St. James) and graduated from Seguin High School and went on to Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University at San Marcos) graduating with a BBA degree. While there he was a founding member of a local fraternity which later colonized with the national fraternity Of Phi Kappa Tau and became the Gamma Psi chapter and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary of installation. He was a charter member.
As he thought about what he might do with this new degree he was encouraged to take a look at USAA. He interviewed and before he got back home to Seguin (in those days no cell phones) he had received a telephone call with job offer which he would take after some negotiations. This would begin a 35-year successful career. There would be multiple jobs in the Property and Casualty Company to include special correspondent, presidential complaint correspondent, and numerous positions in the Training department. The last 20 years of his career would be spent putting all the Publishing functions under one roof and leading that group to unprecedented successes but only because of the people that were willing to work at it hard and make it happen—as he always said as we moved into the era of technology—”without great people technology can make no magic” and with the support of management we began to do things unthought-of in the publishing world and were a leader in the private industry. It was the team of people that became like business family that made it happen. We worked hard but we had fun. Eventually, we were named the Best In-house Publishing group by the International Publishing Management Association (IPMA) based upon production volume and cost. The mailing portion of USAA would also receive the same award some time later based upon the same criteria. He was published in industry magazines at least four times for his work in the field and appeared on the covers of all.
He eventually would be a regional director, board member, Senior Vice President and President of the Board of IPMA leading them through some tumultuous times. Upon the end of his term, one board director wrote, “It was like pulling eye teeth but your leadership saved the organization.” At the end of his leadership as executive in charge of Print and Mail the ultimate decision was made to dissolve the organization and so be it but a year later he learned that the numbers used to justify that decision never supported that decision so all of you know you were doing the right thing.
There is life after the corporate world and he became a licensed Texas Realtor at the encouragement of a good friend. He had lots of fun helping people, but the best part was helping thru charity and the real estate firm he associated with. There the individuals had a passion for helping not only agents but others in the community. We established a nonprofit to do both and gave back to both individuals and community sources millions of dollars in both real dollars and volunteer time, all of them exceptional people. It was during that time that he got a spiritual calling to reclaim his faith and his team leader gave him a ring with a cross and said “may this guide you on your journey.” With consultation with some great individuals on the east coast, his journey would lead him to St. Francis of Assisi, which was under the direction of Father Larry Christan at the time when he would get involved—a member of the discipleship council, later pastoral council member and the president as well as serving as a Eucharistic Minister and also a Lector and Commentator.
While he was proud of many things of course his staff first the one other one thing was being selected to work with a nationwide group to define the criteria for the printing press of the future one that would involve direct to press technology and color. After two years that machine came into fruition and would be called “NexPress”. It is still marketed today, very successfully.
The recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Private interment will be held at St. James Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hearts and Hands Keller Williams Heritage Realty, 18402 US Hwy 281, Ste. 285, San Antonio, Texas, 78259 or to the charity of one’s choice.
To all he has known and loved he bids farewell and hopes to see you on the other side—Be safe!
April 28, 1968-June 24, 2021
Lee is survived by his mother, Nadine L. Weldon of Grandview, MO; his wife, Anne Marie Hotard Weldon, his children Cameron R. Weldon and Ana Maria S. Weldon of San Antonio, TX, his brother, Kyle B. Weldon of Lee’s Summit, MO and his sister, Dawn R. Thornton of Pella, IA. He is predeceased by his father, Herbert Wayne Weldon, of Grandview, MO.
Lee was born in Dalhart, TX on April 28, 1968 to Herb and Nadine Weldon. He attended school in Grandview, MO, and graduated high school in 1986. Lee attended college and then moved into retail sales with stores such as Sears, Eddie Bauer, The Disney Store, Blockbuster, and Lowes. He transitioned to a regional sales manager position with Valspar Paints, which was his primary career for many years. Lee met his wife, Anne Marie, in Kansas City, MO in October of 2000. They were married on October 26, 2002, in San Antonio, TX. His son, Cameron, was born on September 12, 2007, followed by his daughter, Ana, who was born on June 7, 2009.
Lee was a fully devoted family man, who deeply loved his wife, children, extended family, and friends. His love of music started in grade school, and he had a superfan dedication to the band, Rush. Growing up in Grandview, MO, Lee also enjoyed riding dirt bikes, going on family camping and fishing trips and spending time with his pets. Yoda, Jedi, Max, and Leia were his most cherished and loved big dogs. He developed a taste for cooking over the years and truly enjoyed his mom’s home cooking. You could say that Lee was a bit of a nut-ball fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, as well as the Kansas City Royals. He and his family would spend hours texting and even watching live Chiefs games while on the phone together. Lee also enjoyed NASCAR, hunting, family trips to KC, dad jokes and just having fun in life.
Lee was always the first to jump in and help anyone in need. His dedication to serve was foremost on his mind. He genuinely loved God and loved others. Lee enjoyed serving meals to the homeless on Thanksgiving Day with Pilgrim’s Pantry and he had a huge passion for the re|engage marriage ministry. Mental health awareness causes, and suicide prevention organizations had a special place in his heart and life. Lee will be deeply missed by his family, close friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing such a kind and caring man.
In lieu of flowers for the Celebration of Life, please consider donating to one of the following organizations:
National Alliance of Mental Illness – Central Texas (https://namicentraltx.org). Donations can be made in Lee’s honor by selecting donate on their website and selecting “dedicate my donation in honor or memory of someone”. Honoree Name is Lee Weldon. Recipient Name is Anne Marie Weldon. Recipient Address email is email@example.com.
Pilgrim’s Pantry – (https://www.pilgrimspantry.org) Donations can be made online via PayPal thru the Pilgrim’s Pantry website.
A service will be held at St. Francis of Assisi at 6 pm on Friday, July 16. This will be live streamed. Those attending in person do not need to wear a mask if they have been fully vaccinated; those who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should wear a mask.
October 4, 1992-June 24, 2021
He graduated from Churchill High School in 2011, and although never would admit it, was naturally smart. Some academics came quite easy for him. He was a natural athlete, focusing his attention on weight-lifting, becoming very skilled, and, through determination, always used the proper technique. He was extremely strong and had tremendous willpower and dedication to the gym. Adam loved watching superhero movies, SpongeBob, and listened to all kinds of music. He was independent, introverted, but knew how to make you laugh, and was just a chill dude. He traveled from time to time as a youngster and spent time on the road with his family, visiting family and friends from coast to coast. He had an entrepreneurial spirit and loved talking business. Adam was loved dearly by his immediate and extended family and close friends.
Adam, you will be missed. Love Callie
The visitation and vigil service are at Mission Park North at 7 pm on Thursday, July 1. Fr. Tony Vilano will celebrate the funeral Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 11 am on Friday, July 2. The burial will follow at Mission Park North Burial Cemetery.
August 25, 1940-June 17, 2021
Maria Luisa was born in Las Esperanzas, Coahuila, Mexico, on August 25, 1940 to Manuel and Zapopan Escobedo. In 1967, she and her loving husband, Ernesto Aguirre, and four daughters migrated from Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico to San Antonio, Texas. In 1970, they welcomed their twin girls and the family was now complete.
Licha, as she was lovingly known, is survived by her daughters, Dinhora Aguirre Garcia, husband Jorge; Rosa Maria Aguirre; Flor Aguirre Olivares, husband Ricardo; Anabell Aguirre Rodriguez, husband Joseph; Rocio Aguirre Sands, husband Brian; and Leticia Aguirre Briseño, husband John; her grandchildren, Michelle Aguirre Garcia, Ricardo Ernesto Olivares, Joaquin Aguirre Olivares, Matthew Thomas Rodriguez, Edward John Briseño and Andrew John Briseño; her four-legged grandkids, Nacho, Teddy, and Ollie; her brother, José Ernesto Escobedo, wife Genobeba; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Maria Luisa was preceded in death by the love her life, Ernesto Aguirre; her parents, Manuel and Zapopan Escobedo; her siblings, Enrique Escobedo, Consuelo Valadez, Manuela Flores, Elena Barron, Amalia Ruiz, Dora Gomez, Hortencia Escobedo, Guadalupe Escobedo and Enedelia Escobedo.
Licha’s greatest satisfaction and pride in life was raising her six daughters to be strong, faith-filled and courageous women. Her family was everything to her and she was extremely proud that she had the opportunity to have an active and important role in her grandchildren’s lives.
Maria Luisa was more than a mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She worked at La Poblanita Bakery for many years and loved interacting with people. She attended cosmetology school and went on to open her own beauty salon. She was a mentor, counselor, friend and mother figure to so many whose lives she touched. She loved cooking, baking, doing arts and crafts, watching her telenovelas, and tending to her garden.
Maria Luisa will be missed every day and will forever live in our hearts.
Vigil/Rosary Service: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249. Family will receive visitors from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
Celebration Mass: Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 11:30 am. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249.
Interment: San Fernando Cemetery #2, 746 Castroville Rd, San Antonio, TX 78237