Maria Diana Medina

May 29, 1948November 29, 2018

Maria Diana Medina passed away on November 29, 2018 at the age of 70.

She was born on May 29, 1948 to the late Ralph and Anita Salinas.

Maria “Diana” was a dedicated Christian who loved the Lord. She had a strong passion of serving others and had a giving heart.

Her family was her first priority. Diana especially loved when all her family was together. She loved cruising in her van.

She was an educator who worked for CCISD for 45 years. Diana dedicated her services to her darling little children, teachers, administrators and parents.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Anita Salinas; siblings, Guadalupe Flores, Jr., Jesse Alvarez and Sylvia Moreno.

Maria leaves her loving memories to her husband of 34 years, Jose Martin Medina, Jr.; her children, Norma Jean Swaenepoel (Randy), Joe Martin Medina, III (Chayo) and Arnold Medina (Susana). Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Honoring her as her pallbearers will by Joe Pete Martinez, Christopher Arnold Medina, Jose Martin Medina IIV, Joseph A. Medina, Jodi Anna Swaenepoel, Rudy Rivas and Joe Robert Moreno.

Public visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Funeraria Del Angel with a prayer service to be held at 6:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Solid Rock Church on 3035 Ayers. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be offered at


  • Ralph and Anita Salinas, Parents
  • Guadalupe Flores, Jr, Brother
  • Jesse Alvarez, Brother
  • Sylvia Moreno, Sister
  • Jose Martin Medina, Jr, Husband
  • Norma Jean Swaenepoel (Randy), Daughter
  • Joe Martin Medina, III (Chayo), Son
  • Arnold Medina (Susana), Son
  • Jose Pete Martinez Jr., Grandson
  • Erica Rocha, Granddaughter
  • Jodi Swaenepoel, Granddaughter
  • Christopher Arnold Medina, Grandson
  • Amanda Rose Medina, Granddaughter
  • Jose Martin Medina IV, Grandson
  • Joseph A. Medina, Grandson
  • Mrs. Medina also leaves behind her 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

  • Joe Pete Martinez, Pallbearer
  • Christopher Arnold Medina, Pallbearer
  • Jose Martin Medina IIV, Pallbearer
  • Joseph A. Medina, Pallbearer
  • Jodi Anna Swaenepoel, Pallbearer
  • Rudy Rivas , Pallbearer
  • Joe Robert Moreno, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Prayer Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, December 6, 2018

Maria Diana Medina

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Precilla Robertson

December 12, 2018

I am related to Diana through my deceased father, Bacilio Rodriguez. I know Diana as La Prima because she was my Dad's first cousin. She was the sweetest most caring person I know. Truly a bleesing in my life. She showed me tremendous support during my father's illness and then after he passed away. Love you, Prima!

Elizabeth Carmona

December 11, 2018

My deepest condolences to all of the family and friends. I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Medina last year, as she was my daughters teachers aid in Pre-K. She had a very BIG impact on my daughter, she would always greet me as I would bring my daughter to her class. She would hug me and always tell me how beautiful I was and how she just loved my daughters eyes. Not a day went by that she would not greet me or wave at me and give me a hug as if I was her daughter. My daughter loved her soo much and would always ask for Mrs. Medina. I didn't know her as well as others did. But the little time I did, was like I had known her all my life. So her passing has really made me very sad, but at the same time, she is up there side by side with our great lord and savior looking down on us and watching over all of us and her loved ones. May you rest in peace Mrs. Medina. You will live in our hearts forever!

Maria Serna

December 6, 2018

My deepest sympathy to all of Diana's family whom she dearly loved. Diana and I met in 1986 at T.G. Allen where we both worked. Our friendship developed immediately. She was full of life, energy, passionate about her faith in Jesus Christ and fearless knowing that God was with her always. She was a true servant of God always ready to help anyone in need. It was an honor and a pleasure enjoying her close friendship, conversations and short outings together for all of those years. I miss her terribly but look forward to seeing her again in heaven with Jesus. God bless all her family. Love you, Diana.

Gerardo Gaytan

December 4, 2018

Mrs. Medina was at T.G. Allen while my kids attended from Pre K to 5th . Grade, now age 19 and 23. She was such a nice person and always smiled when we walked into the office. She always greeted hus with a warm welcome. Even when she had to call if my child was misbehaving, She’d be like “Mr. Gaytan”, we need to see you in the office today......Prayers going out to her family, and may the Good Lord wrap his arms tightly at his time and for always.

Ralph Trejo

December 4, 2018

To the family of Mrs. Medina,
My family and I offer you our most sincere condolences. My first memory of Mrs. Medina was back in 1977 when she was the classroom assistant for my kindergarten class at T.G. Allen. Who would have thought that over 30 years later, I would have the chance to work alongside her for the past 6 years at the very same school…Mrs. Medina, we miss you, I will forever cherish our last hug. To the family, may God speed your healing for this great loss. Forever, “sleepy”

Sandra Bennett

December 4, 2018

She was a relative through my deceased father Bacilio Rodriguez, sweetest Aunt although i didn't get to meet her till my adult hood, i could tell by her personality she radiated light and that was because she was a child of God a beautiful smile and laughter.till we meet again Tia..prayers of Comfort, and Peace for the familia..Sandra Bennett, Elgin,Texas

Judy Gonzalez-Rodriguez

December 3, 2018

Mrs.Medina was a remarkable woman of God and an educator who left an indelible mark on the children who were blessed to have been in her classroom. I had the district honor and pleasure of working with her for 2 years at T. G. Allen and will miss her beautiful smile, incredible wit, and contagious laughter. She fiercely strong woman who’s faith in God and our children was unshakable. May God receive her in His grace for she truly was irreplaceable. May God also bless the family she adored and who adored her. Our world is a little less bright without our beloved Mrs. Medina.

Sylvia Rodriguez

December 3, 2018

To the family of Mrs. Medina,
Please accept my deepest condolences. My heart broke when I heard of her passing. I have nothing but fond and funny memories of her during my time at TG Allen. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May God grant you eternal rest and peace, Medina.