Enemecia Nieto Almanza

October 29, 1912January 21, 2013

Enemecia ‘Nita’ Almanza

ODESSA Enemecia “Nita” Almanza, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 in Austin. She was born October 29, 1912 in Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Enemecia, originally from Fort Stockton, lived her adult life in Odessa, Texas but had moved to Austin to be closer to Ruth Schmid, her daughter.

Her family celebrated her 100th birthday in late November 2012. She was later presented with a state proclamation from Governor Rick Perry in honor of her long life and contributions to her community.

After her move to Odessa, where she married Manuel, she became an integral part of the Odessa community. She was a dedicated housekeeper to a number of Odessa families, including the Henderson, Steakley & Parker families. She was a translater for a well baby clinic for Ector County.

She was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church with Paul Miller as Pastor. She loved the Bible teachings and the church family she had there. She was also blessed to be a part of the Temple Baptist Church family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mateo & Maria Nieto, her husband Manuel Almanza, sons, Manuel Jr, & Robert Almanza, brother, Francisco Nieto, sisters, Margarita Scott & Aurelia Gonzales.

She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Schmid & husband Ernest of Austin, sisters, Socorro Gonzales of Dallas, & Maria Nunez of Ft. Stockton, grandchildren, Jason & Jon Schmid of Houston, Rene Iwanski of Clovis, CA, & daughter-in-law, Irene Aparicio of Clovis, CA.

There will be a visitation 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, January 26, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Thomason officiating. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.

A special thanks to the West Oaks Nursing & Rehab Center who lovingly cared for her in her last three years of her life. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, or the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 26, 2013

Enemecia Nieto Almanza

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Ruth Schmid

November 8, 2013

Dear mom I just returned yesterday from a trip to Israel. If there is any place in the world I could have taken you, this would have been the place, you would have loved it. You knew so much about the Bible that, it would have really brought it alive to you. I hope to gain that knowledge with time. I can still picture you reading your Bible and praying before you went to sleep each night. Thank you for that legacy you and daddy left me. I love you and miss your sweet smile.

Ruth Schmid

November 8, 2013

Dear mom we celebrated your birthday a year ago today. I just returned from a trip to Israel. If there was anywhere in the world I could have taken you- this would have been the place. You would have loved it and understood so much about it that I have yet learn- especially how it related to Jesus. I love you and miss your sweet smile I will see you again one day. Ruth

Laura Bradley

February 17, 2013

I loved you Grandma Nita, and I will miss you so very much. In the short time that I knew you, you brought me so much joy, and helped me in m ore ways than you probably realized. Thank you for everything you did for me and may God embrace you each and every day. Say hello to my papa for me.

Irene Aparicio

February 2, 2013

Nita, You provided a safe haven for countless family and friends with a welcome and with out limit your hospitality extended for as long as was needed. True to your Bible teachings with out words and by example you gave testimony of a life well lived. ThankYou for your acceptance and love to me and all of my family .Our visits to you from Calif. hold special memories . Love Irene

Charlie Gallegos

January 26, 2013

We will miss you, love you Charlie Gallegos

January 24, 2013

Dear Aunt Nita,

I will forever carry your laughter in my heart stored away with all my other special memories. I shall cherish the moments and the conversations we shared across your kitchen table so long ago. But, I will especially store away in my memory book those early Christmas when I was in grade school and the fun that we always shared. I can hear you, Tia Aurelia, Tia Mage and Tio Kiko laughing just like I remember when you used to sit and share stories at Grandmother's yellow kitchen table. God Bless you, Jo Ann