Lena H. Carrales

January 8, 1950April 26, 2021
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Lena H. Carrales, 71, of Houston, Texas passed into eternal rest on April 26, 2021. She was born in Galveston, Texas on January 8, 1950 to parents Encarnacion and Maria Hinojosa. She attended San Jacinto High School. Lena had many passions in life, but none more important than family. She loved spending time with them, especially her grandchildren, and always looked forward to their annual summer family vacations.

Lena was preceded in death by her father, Encarnacion Hinojosa. Left to cherish her memories are her husband of 47 years, Ray M. Carrales; mother, Maria Hinojosa; daughters, Mary Carrales (Gerardo Pecina), Lisa Carrales (Steven Arreola); son, Ray Carrales; grandchildren: Stephanie M. Pecina (John V. Sanches), Aaron G. Pecina, Anthony X. Pecina, Samantha Arreola, Sarina M. Arreola, Emily Arreola, Alisa A. Arreola, Ayden S. Arreola, Ray Anthony Carrales, Desiray J. Carrales; great-grandchild, Peyton Nevaeh Sanches; sisters: Susie H. Torres, Linda Hinojosa, Virginia Ramos, and brother, Johnny Hinojosa.

Family and friends will gather for services at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, Texas 77039 on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service starting promptly at 7:00 p.m. with a reception to follow from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared for the Carrales family.


  • Ray Carrales
  • Ray Carrales
  • Ray Anthony Carrales
  • Gerardo Pecina
  • Aaron G. Pecina
  • Anthony X. Pecina
  • Steven Arreola
  • Ayden Arreola
  • John Vincent Sanches


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Reception

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021


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April 30, 2021

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April 28, 2021

My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to the family.