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Connie Quintanilla

June 16, 1950April 6, 2020
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Connie Quintanilla, age 69, of Houston, Texas Went with the Lord God on Monday April 6, 2020. Connie was born June 16, 1950.

Connie is survived by; son Manuel Barriga; son Samuel Barriga; son Richard Cantu; and daughter Anjela Sanchez.

A committal service for Connie will be held Monday, April 13, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Forest Park Lawndale, 6900 Lawndale St., Houston, Texas 77023.


  • Manuel Barriga, Son
  • Samuel Barriga, Son
  • Richard Cantu, Son
  • Anjela Sanchez, Daughter

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  • Committal Service

    Monday, April 13, 2020


Connie Quintanilla

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Aracely Estrada

April 15, 2020

You touched so many lives always bringing laughter everywhere you went. Will miss your beautiful smile and kind spirit Connie love you!

Araceli Prado

April 14, 2020

She was a wonderful person we had a lot of fun and laughter she surprised me for my birthday had a blast plus all wonderful times on Trailride she will be missed dearly one day will meet again RIP my friend 💔

Mary Helen Castro

April 14, 2020

My dear friend Connie, still hard to believe your gone ! From the very first time I met you on a Trailride you treated me like you had known me for years! I knew then that our friendship will be one forever. Your smile, sweet , kind and caring soul will be greatly missed. You were definitely the leader of the pack . Well fly high my friend , your free now no more pain for that I’m grateful for. Your voice was so weak these last phone calls. But I know you never gave up! You fought to the end.

Please ask God to put his comforting arms around your family and friends because we are going to miss you so much!! There will never be a Trailride without me thinking of you! Rest In Peace my friend.

Your amigo/buddy will be there for Lisa don’t worry❤️

Virginia Jimenez

April 13, 2020

Conny will be missed by many, her wittiness, her finesse, her fiesty character, her love for all her trailriding family. I loved how she would get after me when she thought I wasn't taking care of myself or if Oscar was sick she'd always call and check on us.
A very caring person.
RIP AMIGA We loved you so dearly, we'll miss you , you're gone to be in a better place, but you're never going to be forgotten.
Papa Bear (Oscar), and Virginia Jimenez

Delia Reyes Hill

April 13, 2020

Dear Martinez and Quintanilla familiy, my heart grieves in the loss of your Connie , my first cousin. Although I hadnt seen her in awhile I have found memories of her. The picture I will share is one day when the girls would bring Tia over to see her sister Rachel(my Mom) and all of us. Precious memories. She and my oldest brother Rico, were very close. Connie had a BIG heart and a big smile to go with that. A smile that was contagious and always ready and willing to help.
I pray the God of love and peace would wrap His loving arms around yall right now. That He would give yall strength and that He would bring the family closer than ever before. I pray that we would all live for Christ as if it were our last day here on earth. Today is the day of Salvation, may we all be ready when we take our last breath here. See you on the other side Cousin Connie!! My love, hugs and my heart is there with you all as you lay her to rest...In Christ, Delia

Rose Hernandez

April 13, 2020

Amiga mia, my heart is so broken, but you are now with your daddy and mommy in heaven! I will never forget our memories that we shared for so many years, there will never be a beautiful lady as yourself! I know you will be riding along with me and your many good friends!! Your were a great leader at work and with the Texas Caberollos Trailriders. There are so many people that loved your smile, laugh, humor! I will 4 ever remember you, AMIGA MIA, La Rose.

Anjela Sanchez (Daughter)

April 13, 2020

I miss you so much, I miss your warm hands and tender touch. I miss you caressing my face and hair , I will think of you every time the wind blows fresh air. I miss you calling my name at all times of day or night. It never mattered if it was 2,3 or 10 and I will continue to miss you. Till I see you again.

Love you Mom 💔

Joe Lopez

April 13, 2020

I remember my mom taking me to meet you for the first time. I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t have any memory before that day, but you did. You already knew who I was. When we walked into the apartment there you where, I didn’t know what to do, but you hugged me and held me tight in your arms. I didn’t know you then but I knew I loved you and that day a piece of me stayed with you.
You will forever stay in my heart and I will forever remember the times we were able to spend together.
I love you Grandma

Scott Bassin

April 12, 2020

I am truly saddened by Connie's passing. I know she was fighting hard to beat her illness, particularly since Connie was such a hard driving go getter.
She saw her property through several disasters and was the best manager that ever worked at Park on Vista.
She was a friend and caring individual and helped me and several members of my family, which was a natural thing for her since she was such a loving person.
We will miss Connie and hope that her loved ones will be consoled in their loss.
Scott & Christine Bassin & Family

Martha & Juan Melo

April 12, 2020

My Queen Lioness Connie,
You where my special friend , a Diva, a Cowgirl, a leader and most of all a kind hearted woman.
I will never forget when you and I went to the Chona Ride in South Texas. On the way we laughed, cried and got to know one another very well. You remember on the way there we stopped to help Alma & Neto Reyes because they had a flat and then my crazy self tripped our the jack and broke my elbow. Did that stop us no we stayed on the ride for 3 days then came home. What a laugh we had not knowing my arm & elbow was broken till I got home.. Melo was so upset. Then the next time I went to the Chona he had to go and you where not able to go that year.
Girl, I Am so broken to have lost you but I know God needed his Queen back , but my heart really hurts. You told me to stay healthy so we can do The Mission Ride next year . Now I have to do it alone, but I know your beautiful soul will be with me . I just can’t believe your gone. You told me “I‘m ok cabrona you be ready for next year.” Well I know you are rejoicing in the heavens ,but Chica I just think it’s a dream that soon I will wake up and you will be here.
Melo and I will do the The Mission Ride 2021 in your honor..

Rest in eternal peace and Watch of me , Melo and my family. We love you Connie.

Juan and Martha Melo and Family



      Connie was born on June 16, 1950 at The Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago, to loving parents Filomeno Balin Martinez and Ernestina Caballero Martinez. From Illinois, Connie came to Texas as fast as she could. A cowgirl early on, Connie spent her childhood in the Lone Star State. Her parents raised her in the church and taught her to use her intellect wisely.

Connie lived her life guided by her faith in Jesus Christ. She was a lifetime member of La Roca Church, which was founded by her parents.

Connie was the first born of five children. Her siblings include her younger brothers Robert, Roy, Johnny, sister Rose, and youngest sister Lisa.

Family and children were important to Connie and she never missed an opportunity to show love. She was a no-nonsense mama and her confident style passed on to her descendants. Connie was blessed with four children: son Richard, daughter Anjela, and twins Manuel and Samuel. Her pride and joy were her thirteen grandchildren: Joe, Richard, Elizabeth, Catherine, Consuelo, Christian, Nicholas, Jazzlyn, Filomeno, Trinity, Phillip, Anjelica, and Marcus. Her crowning legacy are her thirteen great grandchildren: Gisele, Audrey, Gabriella, Mary Jane, Jose Luis, Amelia Rose, DJ, Jayden, Emily, Ethan, Elliott, Everett, and Renesmae.

Connie loved to spend the holidays doing arts and crafts with her many grandchildren. She had them paint pumpkins, make ornaments, and she personally liked to paint clay sculptures. She was an avid horse rider and spent her time away from work tailriding with her many friends.

Throughout her later years, Connie was an active member and, for a time, served as President of The Texas Caballeros Tailriding Club. She bonded deeply with so many it would be impossible to name them all.

Connie enjoyed watching sports with her friends and family. Every Sunday in the fall she would spend the afternoon watching the Houston Texans with her sons. Every chance she got she would watch the Houston Astros with her sister. Connie had a way of making every occasion special. She loved to cook and was famous for her homemade tortillas and mole.

Connie was a natural leader. She was an experienced residential property manager and spent most of her career with Tarantino Properties. She exemplified stellar leadership in times of crisis. When Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, hundreds of residents and countless families looked to her for guidance. Their homes were underwater and she moved mountains to ensure everyone made it to higher ground. She was highly respected at every property she managed.

Connie loved to roam. Some of her favorite vacations were to the Texas Hill Country, day trips to Louisiana casinos, and shopping adventures a the Mexico border.

Over her lifetime Connie cherished her poodle Charlie, Charlie II, Charlie III, Charlie IV, Charlie V, and jack russell, Outlaw. Her menagerie was completed by her beloved horses: Cherokee the appaloosa, and white mare, Whisper.

Connie passed away on April 6, 2020 at home surrounded by loved ones. After a months long battle, Connie ultimately succumbed to health complications. She is survived by her children, Richard, Anjela, Manuel, and Samuel. Services to be held at Funeraria Del Angel Crespo. Connie will be laid to rest in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

Connie Quintanilla knew what she wanted from life and never hesitated in going after it. Her passing leaves a devastating void in the lives of all who met her. Connie was decisive and outspoken with an aura that could outshine the sun. She always lived her best life and urged others to live theirs. She will be deeply missed and remembered forever.

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