Frances A. Gomez
October 6, 1930 – April 2, 2019
Frances A. Gomez passed on April 2, 2019. Frances A. Gomez was born in Rio Bravo, Coahuila Mexico to Rosendo Aguirre and Zapopan Aguirre. She was the youngest of five siblings: Abelardo, Olivia, Erminia, and Rosendo. She is survived by her brother Rosendo Aguirre.
She graduated from Academia Roberts in Saltillo, Mexico with honors. After graduation the family moved to Piedras Negras. She met Daniel at a dance where she was the “Queen” of Piedras Negras. Daniel went to pick up his brother who attended the ‘ball’, in khaki pants and a flowered shirt. It was towards the end of the evening and he went up to her and asked her to dance! As the saying goes “It was love at first sight.” They went out a few times and then it was time for Daniel to ship out. After his assignment in Germany, writing to each other for a year, Frances A. Gomez married Daniel Gomez on October 12, 1952.
Frances was a very loving wife, mother, counselor and disciplinarian. She was strict but with love. You could always see the love in her beautiful green eyes. Frances A. Gomez was an avid painter. She did not realize that she could paint! Many of her paintings are on display in the homes of her children George Daniel (Esperanza), Patricia Ann (Bruno) Maldonado and Gwendolyn Marie (Michael) Huck.
During retirement of Daniel and Frances’ retirement, they were on a quest to discover the genealogy of their family. Frances was a member of the Bexaraños for many years. She translated many old documents that helped shed more light on the family’s lineage. Many of their papers are in the San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society library in San Antonio.
Frances A. Gomez is not only survived by her three children but by her grandchildren Jerad L., Scott A, Rebecca L, Bruno D., Armando A., Christine M, Sarah M, and Joshua C, 16 great-grandchildren as well as many extended family members and dear friends.
In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation in Frances’ memory to St. Jude’s Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate.
- Visitation Tuesday, April 9, 2019
- Rosary Service Tuesday, April 9, 2019
- Graveside Service Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Frances A. Gomez
April 10, 2019
Mama, the memory of you will always be with me. Love you forever.
April 8, 2019