OBITUARY

Nicholas Pompa Trevino

December 10, 1918September 21, 2013

Nicholas Pompa Trevino was born on December 10, 1918, to Leah Pompa and Inocencio Trevino in School Land, Texas, Gonzalez County and passed away September 21, 2013. Nicholas joined the Army in April 1942 becoming a member of the 82nd Airborne where he jumped behind enemy lines in the invasion of Normandy, earning five Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart before being honorably discharged in October 1945. He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years and three children. He is survived by daughters Lydia Cantu and her husband John of Balch Springs, Helen Contreras and her husband Jose of Fort Worth, Peggy Saldivar of Fort Worth, Nancy Trevino of Louisiana; sons Nicholas Trevino Jr and his wife Felicitas of Fort Worth, Raymond Trevino and his wife Alison of Virginia, Mark Trevino of San Angelo, TX; sisters Lydia Rodrigues of Floydada, Elizabeth De Los Santos of Amarillo; and brother Daniel Cuellar of Lubbock; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Nicholas instilled a strong work ethic in all his children while working for nine years with Quanah, Acme, and Pacific Rail Road, after which he went to work as a foreman for H.B. Zachry until his retirement in 1985. We would like to thank Dr. Stephen E Hohman and his team at Baylor Dallas, also the wonderful and caring nurses at Baylor 13th floor. Our profound gratitude to the VNA Hospice nurses for making our father comfortable in his last days. Your kindness and prayers will never be forgotten.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 23, 2013
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, September 24, 2013
REMEMBERING

Nicholas Pompa Trevino

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Cruz Parris

September 25, 2013

My husband and I ( both fellow veterans ) are in awe of your Service to Country and so proud to call you family. Our loss to not have had the opportunity to meet you. Thank you to the family for sharing so that when we see you on the family tree we will know your story and recognize you as part of that Great Pompa Generation that the Good Lord Blessed us all with. May you Rest In Heavenly Peace...........Sincere Sympathy to all your love ones.........Jim and Cruz Parris

September 23, 2013

Tio Nick you made our lives brighter. We loved the stories you shared around the kitchen table at Tia Eva's . It is part of history we would not have know if it had not been for you and your two wonderful sisters. We both have great respect for you. OUR LOVE Your Nephews Louie and Melvin

Ruth Rodriguez-Balliram

September 22, 2013

Uncle Nick. As your niece and an Army wife of 42 years, I was always proud of your military service. Your sister Lydia Trevino Rodriguez, my mother, gave me your paratrooper wings when she felt she could no longer keep them safe--she is now 99 years old. I wore them proudly to many events and functions honoring our military veterans and shared some of your stories. I now have your sister and will take care of her until her time comes to meet you and Tia Elvira in heaven. May God receive you with open arms and comfort those loved ones you left behind. You and mom have had a great life and leave a rich legacy for us to build on.

trinidad Manning

September 22, 2013

Love you Grandpa

Mercy Espinoza

September 22, 2013

Tio Nick you know how much I loved you. You can now rest in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is done.

trinidad orozco Manning

September 22, 2013

This Man wuz the only Male Figure n Me & my brothers life he went without many of days just so DAT we had smiles on our little faces. I love this Man with everything in me my heart aches. U r now looking down on us smiling with grandma. Ur great grandbabies will know who u were. U not only wuz my grandpa u wuz my Daddy! I love you

mark orozco

September 22, 2013

Thank you Grandpa for loving me...

Petra Ruth Saldivar-Choice

September 22, 2013

After a long time of living without Mama, you can now finally find peace next to her side, You've served our country, fought many battles, Rest in peace grandpa....
Prayers from Japan..

Sylvia Rodriguez

September 21, 2013

Tio Nico, I will miss your funny stories and the way you would cut up with us. I'm glad I got to see you last weekend. Thank you so much for your service to our country!! Love you!

Katherinee Cantu-Monde'

September 21, 2013

Although I can't be with you while you remember your loved one, you're in my thoughts from afar.