OBITUARY

Santa D. Ortega

November 1, 1935June 9, 2019
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It is with great sadness that the family of Santa Rodriguez announces her passing on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the age of 83. Santa passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Houston, Texas. Santa was born on November 1, 1935 in Ocampo, Coahuila.

Waiting in heaven to joyfully receive her were here parents, Petra Menchaca and Nemesio Rodriguez, and her siblings – Julia, Matilde, Elias, Santos, Francisco.

She is survived by her six children, Eloisa Veliz and husband, Juan, Everardo Guerra and wife, Rosa, Humberto Guerra and wife, Irma, Nydia Aldape and husband, Ruben, Sandra Leal, and Veronica Nunez and husband, Carlos; fourteen grandchildren, Johnny, Yesenia, Danny, Lizzy, Eddie, Humberto, Rebekah, Humberto, Beatriz, Andrea, Clarissa, Christine, Epi, and Charley Isabelle; and great grandchildren.

Santa lived life to its fullest. Her favorite pastime was spending time with family - her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved traveling especially to Las Vegas and Playa del Carmen.

During her lifetime, Santa was admired for her style, zest for life, strength, and independence. You knew she was at a party when you’d hear her famous grito. Every morning Santa would emerge from the bedroom wearing lipstick and looking good. She was always remarkably dressed and she did her best to wear heels until the very end of her life. She is already missed.

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Es con gran tristeza que la familia de Santa Rodriguez les informa de su partida el domingo, 9 de junio, 2019, a la edad de 83 años. Santa partió de este mundo terrenal rodeada de su familia en Houston, Texas. Santa nació el primero de Noviembre del año 1935 en Ocampo, Coahuila.

Esperándola con regocijo están sus padres, Petra Menchaca y Nemecio Rodríguez y sus hermanos-Julia, Matilde, Elias, Santos, y Francisco.

Le sobreviven su hermano Isabel y esposa, Carmela, y sus seis hijos, Maria Eloisa Veliz y esposo, Juan, Everardo Guerra y esposa, Rosa Maria Guerra, Humberto Guerra y esposa, Irma Guerra, Nydia Aldape y esposo, Rubén Aldape, Sandra Leal, y Veronica Nuñez y esposo, Carlos Nuñez; catorce nietos, Juan Gabriel, Yesenia, Danny, Elizabeth, Everardo Jr., Humberto, Rebekah, Humberto, Beatriz, Andrea, Clarissa, Christine, Epigmenio, y Charley Isabelle; y sus bisnietos.

Santa disfruto la vida grandemente. Su pasatiempo favorito era pasar el tiempo con su familia - hijos, nietos, y bisnietos. Le fascinaba viajar, especialmente a Las Vegas y a Playa del Carmen.

Durante su vida, Santa fue admirada por su estilo, entusiasmo por la vida, fortaleza, e independencia. Se hacía presente en las fiestas cuando escuchabas su famoso grito. Cada mañana salía del baño con su lapis labial favorito y luciendo bella. Le gustaba vestir impecable. Ella hizo el mayor esfuerzo de usar sus tacones hasta al final de sus días. Ya la extrañamos muchisimo.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Rosary Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, June 15, 2019

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