Emily Casas Barajas
April 17, 1938 – February 29, 2020
Emily "LULA" Casas Barajas
Lula has gone to join our Heavenly Father and is reunited with her husband Tony Barajas Sr. She is also predeceased by her parents, Jesus & Sara Casas, her niece, Sarah De La Fuente, and her best friend Roseanne Hughes.
She is survived by her children: Tony Barajas Jr,, Regulo Barajas Sr (Ena Patricia), Tammy Barajas Morales(Carlos), Alexandra Barajas(Oscar Marroquin); her grandchildren: Anthony Barajas(Brandi), Amanda Stephens(Bryan), Arik Barajas(Marlana), JR Barajas(Tanya), Andrew Barajas, Adrian Barajas(Sarah), Nicolas Barajas, Nicole Rico(Marcelino Jr.), Tia Cress, Victor Morales, Victoria Morales, JoeAnthony Torres(Kiaveth), Jason Torres(Guadalupe), Julius Torres, Jennifer Ashley Torres; her great-grandchildren: Tatum, Mason, Isaiah, Isabella, Bailey, Breydan, Jaden, Parker, Carter, Cal, Michael, Devon, Ashton, Zaxton, Hazel, Anthony, Sarah, Joel, Noah, Jax, Jade, Leah; and her great-great grandcchild: Ella; Brothers and Sisters: Ena Soto(Memo-D), Jesus Casas (RosaMaria-D), Eduardo Casas(Guillermina), Lino Casas(Eva) Maria Carlotta(Manuel-D); and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved very much as well as extended family, including all in-laws.
Lula lived a full and happy life. She traveled, she played, she had adventures. She had a vibrant zest for living life to the fullest. Always cheerful and joyous and Always the Life of the Party and she threw some pretty good shin-digs!
She was born in Gomez Palacio, Durango, MX. She was an avid athlete in school, she played volleyball, basketball, and was on the swim team. She graduated with a degree in Certified Public Accounting, only to move away a few years later, at the age of 25, to Texas where she became a US Citizen in the mid 70's. She went to school in Texas and became a Beautician. She married in 1965 and became a mom to 13 year old Tony Jr, 11 year old Regulo, and 6 year old Tammy. In 1967 Alexandra was born. She was a Beautician for 54 years; 30 plus years at Wal-Mart Beauty Salon, a couple of years at the Cut Above, and her remaining years at the Blue Mousse Hair Salon where she semi-retired at 68 and completely retired at 80 when she became ill. She had many, many customers whom she adored and considered friends and had many fond memories of them all. She absolutely loved her co-workers, whom she always considered family.
Lula was also a diehard Dallas Cowboy fan and never missed a game whether on TV or at Texas Stadium. Unfortunately, she was never able to attend the newest stadium, COWBOY Stadium.
Lula always suffered from high blood pressure (not always managed) which caused her to have Congestive Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, Renal Failure and Diabetes. The high blood pressure caused her to swell up, putting added pressure on her heart. In the end her kidneys were only functioning at 10% and her heart at 35%. Her body finally gave out on her on Leap Day, a day she now shares with her granddaughter Ashley who was born on Leap Day. They will forever have that bond. Lula went peacefully and comfortably and was surrounded by loved ones when she passed. The end.
Viewing will be held at Rhoton Funeral Home - 1511 S I-35E, Carrollton, TX. 75006 on Thursday, March 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A Rosary will be held in her honor by the Franciscan Order at 6:00 p.m., Eulogies, and poems and letters after the Rosary for anyone who would like to participate.
Mass will be held at St Monica Catholic Church - 9933 Midway Rd. Dallas, TX. 75220 on Friday, March 6th at 10:00a.m.
Burial will take place at Calvary HIll Cemetery - 3235 Lombardy Ln. Dallas, TX.75220 following the Mass at 12:00p.m.
- Visitation Thursday, March 5, 2020
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 6, 2020
- Committal Service Friday, March 6, 2020