Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Memory Gardens

8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, TX


Rosa C. Cardenas

September 2, 1929July 3, 2019

Rosa C. Cardenas, 89, passed away peacefully July 3, 2019, surrounded by her immediate family. She was born in Benavides, Texas to Tomas Chapa and Luisa M. Garcia on September 2, 1929. Her parents, brothers, Nicolas Nunez and Tomas Chapa Jr., sisters, Julia Hernandez, Maria Julia Zuniga, and Trinidad Rodriguez preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister, Olga Chapa Rivera, a very special niece, Irma and her family, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Rosa had many avocations, which included gardening, dancing, conversing, watching novelas, but singing in church choirs, volunteering at local hospitals, and working closely with the V.F.W. in Benavides were amongst her proudest moments. The family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to Dr. M. Macias and Dr. T. Madappa for their unwavering guidance, patience, and compassion shown to us during a difficult time. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 with Holy Rosary recited at 7:00 pm at Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2059 Nogalas St., Corpus Christi, Texas. Interment will be at 1:00 pm in the Benavides Cemetery in Benavides, Texas. Condolences may be offered at www.MemoryGardensFuneralHome.com


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Holy Rosary Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, July 10, 2019


Rosa C. Cardenas

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Kristi Espinoza

July 9, 2019

Rosa Cardenas sure was an ambitious, courageous and stubborn woman lol.
When I first started at my job I had to go and talk go her about doing a sleep study . She got so mad at me and said how can I accuse her of these things and why would Dr want her to come and spend a night , is he crazy !? She gave me such a hard time of course. So in time i finally got to know her.... From frowns to smiles she went. I sure will miss her. May God embrace the family during these hard time. My condolences to the family .