Herlinda Diaz, resident of San Marcos,became free from her earthly bonds, ascending into the heavens, to be with our Holy Father on April 29, 2013 at the age of 88.
Born Jan. 23, 1925 in Maxwell, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years Eduardo Diaz; parents Mateo and Dionisia Rodriguez and sister Adela Rangel. Herlinda spent many years cleaning and pressing the uniforms at the San Marcos Baptist Academy where eventually she retired. After retirement, to pass the time, she would sew and listening to music, but most of all travel, especially to Lubbock and the surrounding areas. That was her favorite pastime. Even though Herlinda begins her new life with our Lord, like the wind, her warmth and love will always be felt. We dearly miss you.
Survivors are brother Nicolas Rodriguez of Fairfield, Calif.; sister Amelia de la Cruz of San Marcos; nephews Daniel Reyna of Buda, Derek Garza of Moses Lake, Wash., David Reyna of Leveland, Pedro Reyna III of Lubbock, Anthony Reyna of Uhland and Zachary Reyna of Buda; nieces Paula Rizo of Kyle, Maria Reyna of San Marcos, Tiffany Adela of Leveland, Isabel Rene Rizo of Kyle and Debra de la Cruz of Austin.
Visitation will begin Monday, May 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. at El Buen Pastor United Methodist Church, 417 S. LBJ, here in San Marcos. Prayer service will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at the El Buen Pastor United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at El Buen Pastor United Methodist Church. Church service will begin at 10 a.m. at El Buen Pastor. Pastor Esperanza Baltazar will officiate. Interment will follow in Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale.
Serving as pallbearers are Pedro III, David Jr. and Anthony Reyna, Brycen Reyes, Steven Rangel and Adam Rizo.
Serving as honorary pallbearers: Zachary Reyna and Michael Reyna.
Arrangements entrusted to the Villasenor family - Los Angeles Funeral Home, 300 Cheatham Street, 392-3676.