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Weed Corley Fish Funeral Homes and Cremation Services

2620 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Barbara Anne Saldana

February 26, 1957September 8, 2019

Barbara Anne Saldana, age 62, of Austin, Texas passed away September 8, 2019. A true Austinite, Barbara was born and raised in East Austin. After she graduated from Austin High School, she met and was married to her best friend, Charles for 42 years. They immediately started a family and resided in southwest Austin with their two daughters. After 36 years of working for the Austin Independent School District, she retired to be fully dedicated to her grandchildren. She was a master crafter, baked the most beautiful and delicious desserts, and enjoyed being with her friends and family. She touched many lives with her contagious laugh and passion for life.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Charles Saldana; daughters, Jessica Bazan (Marco Bazan) and Amanda Saldana (Robert Hernandez); grandchildren, Jacob, Alyssa, Lilly Rose Hernandez, and Luci, Lori Bazan; parents, Manuel and Estella Gonzales; sisters, Caroline George, Anna Saldana, Sandra Aguilera; brother, Peter Gonzales; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue with Rosary to begin at 7:00 pm.

Funeral Mass 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 126 W Oltorf St.

Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Charles Saldana, Husband
  • Estella Gonzales, Mother
  • Manuel Gonzales, Father
  • Peter Gonzales, Brother
  • Caroline George, Sister
  • Anna Saldana, Sister
  • Sandra Aguilera, Sister
  • Jessica Bazan, Daughter
  • Amanda Saldana, Daughter
  • Marco Bazan, Son-in-law
  • Luci Bazan, Grandchild
  • Lori Bazan, Grandchild
  • Robert Hernandez, Son-in-law
  • Jacob Hernandez, Grandchild
  • Alyssa Hernandez, Grandchild
  • Lilly Rose Hernandez, Grandchild
  • Several nieces and nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Robert Hernandez
  • Jacob Hernandez
  • Marco Bazan
  • Adam Saldana
  • Loli Saldana
  • Galen George

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Recitation of Holy Rosary Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Memories

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Tony Aguirre

September 12, 2019

To Charles, and the girls, Uncle Manuel and Aunt Estella, and cousins, Caroline, Anna, Sandra, and Peter, how my heart aches for you all.

Barbara was a very loving cousin that always cared for my five siblings and I growing up. We would come to Uncle Manuel’s house and pull out all the toys and had a mess everywhere and Barbara always helped my siblings and I clean up so we wouldn’t get scolded.

She was a true cousin in every sense of the word. I will love and miss her dearly.

Until we meet again!
Tony and Belinda, (Lubbock, Tx) Jordan, (New York City) and HaLeigh Aguirre, (Denton,Tx).

Holly Whittier

September 11, 2019

Charles, Jessica & Amanda,

You all and the rest of your families are in my prayers. I worked with Barbara at AISD for many years. She was one of the most kind, generous and caring people I have ever known. I am so sorry for your loss. I’m truly both stunned and saddened to hear of her passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. Sending love, hugs and lots of prayers to your family. She will be so missed! My life was truly made better by having known her and with her being my friend. Love and prayers to you all. Godspeed Babs!

💜
Holly Whittier

Fr. Joe Tomei, CSC

September 10, 2019

Dear Charles and family,

I just received word from Jessica Balandrán of the passing of Barbara. I send sincere condolences. I will also pray for Barbara and celebrate three Masses for her. I will also pray for you and your family during your time of sorrow. I pray for you. I pray that the Lord be your strength, consolation and hope in this time of sorrow. Allow the Lord to accompany you. Fr. Joe

Jennyne Bilsky

September 9, 2019

Dearest Barbara and Family! Oh how you will be missed Barbara! My Beautiful Memories of our time together for so many years, I will miss you so much. You were dearly loved sweet friend! Deepest Sympathy to your Very Beautiful Family!

Jessica Vasquez

September 9, 2019

Barbara, I will miss your beautiful smile.
I will miss all your latest craft ideas and latest recipes. I will pray that your family receives strength from all of us during this unimaginable time. I know your memory will live on with your daughters and grandchildren.
With Love, Jessica

Georgia Hernandez

September 9, 2019

I always enjoyed our morning talks before everyone arrived at work. Share craft ideas (you gave me so many). Enjoy hearing about your grandchildren and your parents. My prayers will be for you and your family.

Katie Parcinski

September 9, 2019

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family and loved ones. Barbara was a joy to work. She was a caring and thoughtful person, and I will miss our little conversations that made me laugh and smile. I hope you all will find the strength and guidance to get you through this difficult time. My condolences.

Blessings.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY