Mary Ninfa Ozuna

June 7, 1961March 9, 2012

Mary Ninfa Ozuna, beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister, passed from this earth on Friday, March 9, 2012 at the age of 50. Ninfa was a native of San Antonio, Texas born to Jesus I. and Maria Ninfa Garcia on June 7, 1961. She was preceded in death by her mother and is survived by her father; her devoted husband of 30 years, George B. Ozuna; daughter, Andrea G. Ozuna; son, Matthew G. Ozuna; brothers, Samuel V. Garcia and wife Mary Nelda Garcia, Jesse David Garcia and wife Cynthia G. Garcia; nephews, Samuel and James Garcia. Mary Ninfa was totally devoted to her “Shamrock Family” of Incarnate Word High School, where she served as Director of Enrollment. She loved her children and loved life to the fullest, she especially enjoyed her many friends. She enjoyed music and loved to dance. The family will receive friends at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Funeraria Del Angel Roy Akers with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. A funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 9:30 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2012 to celebrate a 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. The family would like to have her legacy remembered forever at Incarnate Word High School by establishing an endowment fund in her name. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mary Ninfa Ozuna ’79 Scholarship Endowment Fund at Incarnate Word High School, 727 E. Hildebrand, San Antonio, Texas 78212. Please visit for online tributes.



  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2012
  • Rosary Thursday, March 15, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Friday, March 16, 2012


  • Interment

Mary Ninfa Ozuna

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Elizabeth & Glen Polk

July 20, 2012

This is a very sad time for me right now, as I just heard news of the passing of my good friend Ninfa. It is so hard to believe that Ninfa is gone. I first met Ninfa and her family as we became co-workers and friends while working at U T Health Science Center in 1991. Ninfa was such a happy, sweet, kind and caring person. And her family followed suit with those same characteristics. Ninfa had a smile that would light up any room and a laugh that was outright contagious!

My heart goes out to her entire family, please know that we are praying for you all and that I trust God to carry you through your grief. Please find comfort in knowing that Ninfa is now with our Father in Heaven, doing what she did so well, "Watching over those she loved and those who loved her". We love you Ninfa! May God Bless and Keep You in his Mercy, Grace and Love.

(Glen, Elizabeth, Darrell, Christopher & Jazmyne Polk)

April 17, 2012

I will always remember your kindness, gentleness and your laughter. My deepest condolences and prayers to your family and the IWHS community as they mourn your loss.
Irene M. Pavai (Montreal, Canada)

Diana Albrecht

April 7, 2012

I was in total disbelief when I heard the news of Ninfa's passing today. I thought that it was a mistake. I had communicated w/Ninfa just a couple of months ago when she posted a picture of her beloved daughter and her on Facebook. It was a beautiful picture. I was unaware of her health crisis. I met Ninfa Summer '06 when we were looking for a high school for our daughter. We had moved to the Hill Country June '05 and our eldest daughter attended the local high school and had an unpleasant year. Ninfa greeted us with her endearing smile and made us feel at home instantly. We figured out that she knew my college roommate ( '80) and that her father and my grandfather were both pharmacists in San Antonio way back when... My grandfather, Fernando Guerra, was several years older. It was meant to be. Ninfa believed in our daughter and supported her throughout her two years at IWHS. Our daughter attended Texas A&M University and was accepted in the selective Cornerstone Program. The confidence she gained in herself at IWHS led her to be the class president of both her freshman and sophomore years at TAMU. Her junior year she was Speaker of the Student Senate for the Student Body. She graduated early with honors and will be attending Columbia Law School in the fall. Ninfa and IWHS played a major role in her success. Ninfa always believed in her. Ninfa was truly a Christian woman and loved life and was always optimistic. I will always remember her with a smile and chuckle. She will be sorely missed . I wish that I could have thanked her personally for being such a special person to our family. 'Til we meet again amiga. God bless.

April 2, 2012

We are so sorry to hear about Ninfa. Our prayers are with your family. Mary Rose & Renato Cardenas family (Brownsville, TX)

Patty (Farias) Alcoser

March 23, 2012

My deepest condolences to the Ozuna & Garcia family. I just recently heard of Mary Ninfa's passing, and couldn't believe it. She had a beautiful heart & smile. I saw her last spring, when her dad was one of my patients. We talked about old times & old friends. We joked about turning 50 !! She surely will be missed by all who had the pleasure of ever meeting her. May God bless You & Your family. 79'

Veronica De La Fuente Flores

March 22, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the Ozuna and Garcia family.
We are all saddened with the loss of such a beautiful person. Mary Ninfa was always happy and positive! She kept our IWHS class of 79 connected. We will miss Mary so much.

Aida Lopez Terzich, IWHS '79

March 22, 2012

My deepest sympathy goes out to George, Andrea, Matthew, Sam, Nelda, Sammy, James, and all the rest of Mary Ninfa's loved ones! I was a childhood friend of Mary Ninfa's and we had many adventures together! I will cherish those memories and and I will pray for her family's peace and comfort. God bless you all.

Sandi Duggan

March 19, 2012

My sweet funny friend Ninfa...I will miss your beautiful smile and especially your laugh. I love how we kept in touch when I left Texas and resumed our friendship as if no time had passed. George, Andrea and Matthew, you have my condolences. May memories of your wife and Mom help comfort you during this very difficult time. My prayers are with you.

Stacy Gallo

March 17, 2012

Dear Ozuna family,
We are so saddened by the loss of such a beautiful soul. Ninfa was the heartbeat of your family and our Shamrock family. We will hold you all close in prayer .
The Gallo Family
Jordan 2004
Maddie 2012
Olivia 2017

Debi & Kreg Hazlett

March 17, 2012

Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the Ozuna family. I wish to thank Ninfa for playing a role in my daughter choosing Incarnate Word. She was so passionate about her job. Ninfa adored all the students at Incarnate Word and greeted all the students with a smile. We will miss her dearly. God Bless you ALL!