Damaris Aranda

November 13, 1975June 28, 2010

Damaris Aranda, 34, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2010. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 13, 1975 to Antonio and Minerva Hernandez Perez. She was a graduate of Thomas Edison High School in Philadedlphia, PA, enjoyed reading and dancing and had been a teacher for over 12 years, most recently with Foster Elementary in the San Antonio Independent School District. Her first love was her family; her husband Juan Carlos and her two children, Isaiah and Giannah. She is also survived by her parents, Antonio and Minerva Perez; sisters, Denise Perez-Roldan and Lydia Perez,her grandfather, Hilario Perez and mother-in-law, Maritza Rodriguez. Arrangements under the direction of Sunset North Funeral Home, San Antonio, TX. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Sunset North Funeral Home, 910 North loop 1604 East. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at the chapel at Cornerstone Church, corner of Loop 1604 and Stone Oak Parkway. The interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park



  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 1, 2010


  • Interment

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August 15, 2010

all i want to say is that im at a total lost for her immediate family im sooo sooo sorry..damaris was my bff in jr hs and through hs she made a difference in my life then and im just soo at a lost for words..damaris my dear u will always have a place in my heart and i am proud of the woman u became..u were always a go getter have many awesome memories of us and pictures..prayers to you for your journey to heaven as an angel..

Elva, Luis Gonzalez

July 30, 2010

Como te extranamos, estas dia en nuestras mentes y en nuestros corazones, quisiera que estuviera con nosotros pero no queremos ser egoista porque estas en un mejor lugar, recocijandote y no sufres mas. Te veremos algun dia,

Carmen y Luis Rosario

July 29, 2010

La palabra de Dios nos ensena que los muertos en Cristo resucitaran primero. Aunque hay tristeza en nuestros corazones Damaris esta en victoria


July 28, 2010

Pasa el tiempo y no puedo imaginar mi vida sin ti sin oir tu voz, al llamarme cada dia. Esta distancia es tan grande pero tu presencia esta junto ami dia y noche te extrano tanto hija de mi alma. descansa en paz mi amor, en los brazos de jesus.


July 27, 2010


Nanette Fierro

July 4, 2010

I would like to extend my sincere condolonces to Damaris' family, and I, on behalf of Damaris' Foster Elementary family want to thank them for allowing us to share and take part in this somber yet uplifting occassion./

I am one of many priviledged individuals who met Damaris in August of 2009. She and I immediately had a special friendship and connection.

I enjoyed every conversation we had, and especially enjoyed going over to her house to visit and watching her children be children in between conversations/

There is no doubt that we all know what a caring and wonderful person Damaris was.

I would like to share with you a short devotion that I read to Damaris her first night in the hospital at the inception of her illness. ---Before I do,---you need to know that I wasn't sure what to say to her that night because I know she was concerned...especailly for her children and family.----------All I wanted her to know was that we ALL were praying for her.

Before I called, I asked the Lord to help me say the right thing in a way that would express that we cared and that would bring her comfort.

This is the Devotion the Lord told/guided me to read: God, you have seen fit to bless me with so many wonderful things. My life has been filled with happiness and sadness, and I've learned and grown so much from both. As I wind down for the night, I cannot help but think about the blessings that even this one day has brought me. Thank you for the small events of the day, the little things that make me stop and smile and know that all is right in heaven, just as it is here on Earth.

Happy is the man, and happy he alone,
He, who can call today his own"
He, who secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do their worst, for I have lived today.

Damaris listened patiently and immediately calmly responded, "That is so beautiful....Thank you!"
I began to cry...ALOT!!---instead of me consoling and comforting her, Damaris said, "Don't worry...everything will be okay."

She assured me, consoled me, and comforted me. That is the person Damaris was.--She walked with the Lord and it was obvious she felt God's presence.

But for me...for all of us...everything wasnt ok. It wasn't ok until the Lord took her up to be one of his angels.---And now.....For her, things are ok. I still feel her presence and cannot wait to see her again and reconnect with her on a different level.

God Bless her family and friends who will continue to miss Damaris.

Xochitl Rodriguez

July 1, 2010

Damaris was a beautiful person and an excellent teacher. I'm blessed to have meet her and I know she is smiling down upon us. She will truly be missed. Her family and friends will be in my prayers.

Mary Helen Garcia

July 1, 2010

Damaris Aranda touched all of our lives at Foster Elem. She was always full of faith and love. I am greatful for the opportunity to have crossed paths with her. God bless you all.

June 30, 2010

"What an honor to have known such a wonderful person. May God bless her family in this time of grief." -Yvonne Romero

Romy Lewis

June 30, 2010

I am thankful and truly Blessed for having had the opportunity to meet Damaris. Her Faith and Her Walk with God are a Wonderful testimony of her life as a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.