JOSEFINA LOPEZ OLGUIN

Josefina Lopez Olguin, 91, was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt and cousin.

She went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 27, at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was a very loving and nurturing person who welcomed everyone with open arms. She always put others first, and was loved by everyone she met.

Josefina was born on March 16, 1922, in Ocotlan, Jalisco, to Saturdino Lopez and Martina Solis.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Angel Olguin, and two daughters, Matilde Olguin and Baby Olguin.

She is survived by her children: Elva Garza, Mirtala Wooford, Angelita Bermudez (Macario), Josefina Arredondo (Nahun), Maria Olga Crecilius (Carlos), Erlinda Tejada (Ramiro), Jesus Olguin (Heidi), Aquiles Olguin (Sylvia), Leonardo Olguin, Martha Olguin Benavidez, Ramiro Olguin (Francis), Dolores Olguin-Trevino (Beto), Sylvia O. Perez (Leonel), Martin Thomas Olguin and Consuelo Dorsett; her 55 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren and numerous cousins.

Josefina was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. at 4 years old. She was a resident of Brownsville her entire life. She attended school up until the 6th grade. Even with little education, she taught herself how to read English, and worked hard to become a United States citizen in 1976.

Josefina was an inspiration to all her children and grandchildren and was always striving to teach them to be honest and loving to each other and others. She was the rock that held her family together. She never uttered a foul word or used the word "hate" toward anyone or anything.

Josefina, her husband and children were migrant workers up until 1972. Although this was a hard life, she always made the most of it. She was a strong woman with a very strong Christian faith, and always prayed for all her children, instilling in them a love for Jesus Christ. She was generous to a fault, donated to various organizations and ministries, and didn't think twice about giving away her last coin to someone who needed it.

Our mom loved fishing, gardening and cooking for her family. She was proud of her flowers and plants and liked to show them to anyone who came to visit.

She leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion that will not diminish, but will continue to live through her children and her children's children. We love you!

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. today, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, followed by a chapel service at 2 p.m. in the North Chapel of Treviño Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Brownsville, Texas.

You may send your condolences or sign the book online at www.trevinofuneral.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Treviño Funeral Home, 1355 Old Port Isabel Road, Brownsville, Texas. (956) 542-2583.

Published in Brownsville Herald on Apr. 30, 2013