Irene A. Reyna

June 9, 1940February 26, 2021

On February 26, 2021, Irene passed away, bringing an end to her chronic pain and suffering. Irene was born to the late Adela Beltran and Julian M. Aparicio in San Antonio, TX on June 9, 1940.

From a young age and throughout her life, Irene loved music and had a passion for singing, especially Mariachi-style “Serenatas” with her sons Charles and Michael playing trumpet. Irene married her high school sweetheart, Charles Reyna Jr. in San Antonio on November 29, 1959 and had four children.

She was a garment worker at the Levi Strauss factory for years and the experience motivated her to become a founding member of Fuerza Unida, a non-profit organization active in support of economic and social justice for women, workers and their families. Irene returned to school and earned her Associate’s Degree in Office Systems Technology from Palo Alto College.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie “Tuna”, her son Michael and her brother Julian “Yo-Yo” Aparicio.

Irene is survived by Her Children: Charles IV (Vikki) - Austin; Albert (Susan) - San Antonio; Ilene Gonzalez (Alberto) - San Antonio. Her Grandchildren: Megean, Aimee, Ashleigh, Katie, Desiree, Amanda, Albert Jr., Brandee, Abraham and Roy “RC” Charles. Her Great Grandchildren: Ashton and Maya. Her Siblings: Alice Jordan, Linda Balderrama, Betty LaFosse and Max Rene Aparicio.

Irene will be remembered and truly missed.


  • Charles Iv (Vikki), Child
  • Albert (Susan), Child
  • Ilene Gonzalez (Alberto), Daughter
  • Megean, Grandchild
  • Aimee, Grandchild
  • Ashleigh, Grandchild
  • Katie, Grandchild
  • Desiree, Grandchild
  • Amanda, Grandchild
  • Albert Jr., Grandchild
  • Brandee, Grandchild
  • Abraham, Grandchild
  • Roy "RC" Charles, Grandchild
  • Ashton, Great Grandchild
  • Maya, Great Grandchild
  • Alice Jordan, Sibling
  • Linda Balderrama, Sibling
  • BEtty LaFosse, Sibling
  • Max Rene Aparicio, SIbling
  • She is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie “Tuna”, her son Michael and her brother Julian “Yo-Yo” Aparicio.


  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021


Irene A. Reyna

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Ashleigh Reyna Garcia

April 9, 2021

The Memo, you will be missed more than I can ever say!! You were always a fighter and a leader, thank you for always being you and for the hundreds of sirongis over the years!!

Max Rene Aparicio

April 8, 2021

I have so many fond memories of my beautiful sister (Irene) she always had her hair done. for one makeup to the nines.... She always spoke her mind whether you liked it or not siempre sincera, The many gatherings at our family home on Carlisle she would stop a party so we could hear Our beloved Michael God rest his soul I know in my heart they are reunited in Heaven with all our departed loved ones, My sister showed me personally how proud she was of me, when she was working at the University hospital she would introduce me to all the physician's she worked with and her colleagues saying THIS IS MY BROTHER Max Aparicio he's a licensed hospital Coder for UTHSCSA and also codes here for our facility. I will always carry her memory in my heart I love you my sister. With Love and adoration your brother ...Max Rene Aparicio Sr.

Jesse and Judy Alvarez

April 8, 2021

Mr & Mrs Reyna, AKA Pempo and Memo, ALWAYS treated our family like their family. We will always remember the trails of life we wondered together. Luv.

Alice Jordan

April 4, 2021

To my dear sister, Irene Reyna, with all my love. Sister I will miss you so terribly. I want you to know the ache I feel in my heart having lost you, and I will keep praying for you so the good Lord will open the gates of heaven for you and give you eternal rest. I love you and thank God for the memories you and I had together since we were little girls. Love you always, your sister Alice A. Jordan.

Jimmy & Frieda Belton

March 23, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the Reyna family & Alice Jordan on Irene ‘s passing . We will always remember her beautiful smile . Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

Jo Anne Belton De Leon

March 21, 2021

Irene was my beautiful cousin and I will miss her greatly. It was always a joy to be with here at family gatherings. She is in my daily prayers. My sincere and loving sympathy to her loving family. Sending you God's comfort.

Jo Anne Belton De Leon

Desiree Gonzalez

March 19, 2021

You'll always be in my heart and I know you're watching over all of us in heaven. I love you Mamo.

Ilene Gonzalez

March 19, 2021

My beautiful mother. May she rest in peace.

"GG" Bigrigg

March 16, 2021

Condolences to Irene's family, specially those that truly appreciated her to the end.
We grew up together, during the formative years, sharing
life as little girls (4) cousins. But life has a way of leaving behind all the fun, jokes, laughter of childhood. Drifted apart, each one living her own life. May the Perpetual Light shine upon you, Rest In Peace, prima, Irene!

Mrs Lupe G. Bigrigg