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Colonial Funeral Home

625 Kitty Hawk Road, Universal City, TX

OBITUARY

Ana Pastora Quimbaya

December 21, 1934February 6, 2020
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It is with great sadness that the family of Ana Quimbaya announces her passing after suffering with oral cancer and dementia for 3 years, on Tuesday, February 6th, 2020 at the age of 85.

Ana will be forever remembered by her children, Omar (Yazmin), Franciney (Angelo), Jorge (Claudia), Saul (Jo-Ann), and Vivian (Ew). Ana will also be lovingly remembered by her 17 grandchildren, Franciney (Tim), Illiana, Crystal, Omar L(Becky), Daniel (Tara), Cecilia, Andrea, Isabel, Duberlay(Barbara), Ancizar, Maribel, Omar A.(Stephanie), Brandon, Rosa(Rafael), Jorge Andres, Leanna and Alejandro and 17 great-grandchildren, Aaron, Kylie, Leslie, Avianna, Kamila, Jade, Bella, Maria, John Marie, Anthony Agustin, Gianna, John Paul, Jacob, Isaiah, Acoia, Daniel J, and Olivia. Ana was predeceased by her husband Omar Quimbaya and son Duberlay Quimbaya.

A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 11th from 9am to 11am and a Funeral Service at 1pm at Colonial Funeral Home 625 Kitty Hawk Rd Universal City, Texas 78148. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery 17501 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78266.

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  • Ana will be forever remembered by her children, Omar (Yazmin), Franciney (Angelo), Jorge (Claudia), Saul (Jo-Ann), and Vivian (Ew). Ana will also be lovingly remembered by her 17 grandchildren, Franciney (Tim), Illiana, Crystal, Omar L(Becky), Daniel (Tara), Cecilia, Andrea, Isabel, Duberlay(Barbara), Ancizar, Maribel, Omar A.(Stephanie), Brandon, Rosa(Rafael), Jorge Andres, Leanna and Alejandro and 17 great-grandchildren, Aaron, Kylie, Leslie, Avianna, Kamila, Jade, Bella, Maria, John Marie, Anthony Agustin, Gianna, John Paul, Jacob, Isaiah, Acoia, Daniel J, and Olivia. Ana was predeceased by her husband Omar Quimbaya and son Duberlay Quimbaya.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Interment Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Memories

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María Adela Rodriguez

February 11, 2020

Que Dios Fortalezca nuestra familia en este momento de dolor. Descanse en Paz Tia Pastora,que Dios esté contigo en su reino, porque en vida fuiste la que siempre bailabas , reías, y contabas historias y se que con el tiempo esos recuerdos nos hará sonreír y mantenerla viva en nuestros corazones♥️ pronto nos volveremos a encontrar para gozar de la gloria del señor.

Jennifer Medina

February 10, 2020

We will always remember you dancing and smiling. We love you and forever miss you. God has taken you to a better place... Heaven has gain a new Angel. Rest in peace 🙏

Medina Rodriguez Family ❤️

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February 10, 2020

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Biography

Our mom Ana was born in the small town of Florencia in Colombia, South America. She was the youngest of four siblings. She always talked about her childhood, how she would lay down on a blanket in her patio, drinking from her bottle and watch the clouds go by as they changed shapes, how her father taught her to dance by standing on his feet and how she loved babies even when she was just a little girl herself. She was a natural story teller and loved to impart wisdom to all who would listen. Mom would say how she would wake up in the morning and plant her right foot down first and thank God for another day. She was a very faithful woman and prayed every morning and every night asking for blessings for her family and thanking God for all that she had.

Our mom loved making things. Early in her life she attended a boarding school where she learned many hand crafts like sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilling and many other crafts. She made beautiful doilies and scarves for herself and family. She enjoyed cooking for her children their favorite dishes, like lentils and rice, arepas, empanadas, rice pudding and bunelos. Whenever the family got together she enjoyed a serious game of Parcheesi and did not let the grandchildren win.

She left her native Colombia in the early 70's and moved with the family to New York where our dad and mom made their home and built a community of friends. She was a factory worker for many years and finally retired and moved to Texas where again she made life long friends. Our mom was a very social person, who loved to travel, eat and dance. She was never a wall flower and would tell you straight on what she was thinking whether you wanted to hear it or not.

As a very independent woman, she walked a fine line between keeping a traditional Colombian household and still maintaining her identity. In Colombia, she mended clothes and sold threads and findings to her neighbors to supplement the family income. When she moved to New York she told our father that she was going to learn how to drive and sure enough she quickly obtained her driver's license and a factory job. After our father died she maintained her independence by living alone for over 15 years. During these years she decided to care for an older woman for a few years and traveled with friends and family in and out of the US. During the early years of working a 9-5 factory job even though she arrived home tired each day she would make a delicious home cooked meal for her family. She kept her home impeccably clean, taking pride in her decorations and furnishings.

Both our parents enjoyed gardening and played an active role in our local church. Our mom was a member of the church choir and the prayer group Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Our mom enjoyed her life and keeping in touch with friends and family. She considered herself a positive person and always left a positive impression with whoever she met. Below are some of her favorite sayings.

Ayudate que Dios te ajudara
Yo no soy vieja es la fe de bautizo que es vieja
yo soy tan buena pobre que hasta gallina le como
No eche para atras ni para cojer impulso
Alla ariba hay un Dios que se encarga de todo
Que Dios le page y le amunte el pan.
Es que yo dormi con usted?...(cuando no la saludaban)
Despues de que alguien estornudaba respondia "que Dios me la bendiga y me la proteja de los feos que de los bonitos me defiendo yo"
Andando, andando si no es para hoy entonces para cuando
La cascara guarda el palo
Echar jarabe de pico
Cada cabeza es un mundo

We will always remember our mom smiling, dancing and full of light, love and life.