OBITUARY

Monica "Moni" Carmen (Pinto) Hidalgo

September 8, 1941May 5, 2019
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Monica “Moni” Carmen Hidalgo, 77, was born on September 8th 1941 in Santiago, Chile and passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Katy, TX while surrounded by her loving family.

Monica is preceded in death by her parents Carlos Pinto and Marta Ahumada and by her sister Teresa Pinto. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Sergio Hidalgo; her children Cristian Hidalgo, Carlos Hidalgo and wife Sandra, Luis Hidalgo and wife Jennifer, and Paula Froelich and husband Dan, her sister Ximena Pinto and brother Jaime Pinto and 6 grandchildren.

Monica loved her family. She loved to laugh, was a loving wife, devoted mother, sweet grandmother, and will be dearly missed by all those who shared wonderful memories with her.

A visitation for Monica will be held at the Texas Liberty Chapel at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery from 12PM until 3PM. Her Celebration of Life will take place at 3PM with the entombment to follow.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Entombment Friday, May 10, 2019

Memories

Monica "Moni" Carmen (Pinto) Hidalgo

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XIMENA DEL CAMPO

May 10, 2019

So many memories, from the boxes of clothes that my brothers got to the dress she made me for my 8th grade graduation, that first phone call on my birthday was always hers and Christmas cards that never failed. The fondest memories are by far the laughter and times we shared together in Chile. The Hansel & Gretel Café we both loved. Distictly, I can see a group of us in my parents backyard laughing and gushing at who had the family trait, the Pinto Ahumada toes "los dedos chanchito". These are the ones I cherish the most!

Paula Froelich

May 9, 2019

What makes mom special are her sacrifices to her family that she’s made from loving us. I remember my younger days, mom getting up early getting us ready for school, making sure we had breakfast. I remember getting off the bus and our rooms and house would be cleaned from top to bottom. After she prepared us dinner she would also clean up after us too. We never had chores that I could remember. I recall the tough day I told my parents I was preggo at 18, she never scolded me, instead she was unwavering in her support. Hence, I named by daughter Baby Monica. I remember her making baby Monica clothes from her sewing machine. I remember her sacrificing her time watching Monica and Joshua so I could go to school and become the nurse she couldn’t trying to raise 4 children. Her sacrifices continued after we all left. Even calling me to tell me she had dinner made for me after a long day’s work. Her love shows through with her actions to make sure we were taken care of. All of us.

Cristian Hidalgo

May 9, 2019

From the early years in Chile, I remember mom as a hardworking, loving, dedicated, non-stop mom. She faced many health complications from her kids at a time when civil unrest at the home land was at its peak. As my brother hemorrhaged from an injury, mom and dad defied night curfew and walked for miles to the nearest hospital, putting their own safety at risk to seek medical help. Later mother faced Cristian's auto accident, he was 7 years old, nearly died. The recovery took months... I remember her at the foot of the bed, squeezing my toe, holding back tears and saying, you will be home soon, it will be over soon.... not soon enough, days after days, weeks and months would challenge my hospital release, but mom, dad, and the aunties would all be around and encourage me to continue following doctor's orders. During the schooling years, mother with sometimes have to use public transportation and drop off the 3 kids at nursery care before heading to work... bags full of diapers, crying babies, baby formula, etc.... people would always offer their seat and offer assistance.
Although mother did not grow up with natural parents since her mother passed away in child delivery, the lord had a good plan. Aunt Olga and Zunilda nestled her with strong lifelong values we all love and enjoyed. Her love for the USA and Chile forged strong cultural background in the family. And of course travel, which she absolutely enjoyed when obtaining a business class seat as a non-revenue traveler, lol. I do cherish the moments we spent together in Chile. Mother would point out where she worked...showed the Political Science library archives and ask me if I remembered the Christmas toys received in the building by Santa... great memories.

Jorge Del Campo Pinto

May 9, 2019

Las Hermanas Pinto 1984

Jorge Del Campo Pinto

May 8, 2019

Chile 1992

María Inés Hidalgo

May 8, 2019

All our thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends of Monica in this moment of sorrow and need.
Greetings from the Hidalgo-Contreras and Ulloa-Hidalgo family in Chile.
Raúl Hidalgo Hidalgo

Cristian Hidalgo

May 8, 2019

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Monica with her mom

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Monica's mom.

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Monica with her mom

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Monica's mom.

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