SAN ANGELO Florentina R. Lara, 98, of San Angelo, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 8, 2013, in an area care center. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Robert Massie Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic church with Father Arogya Swamylakkineni, officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are with Robert Massie Funeral Home. Florentina was born Oct. 3, 1914, in Brady, Texas, to Vicente and Juanita (Solis) Rodriguez. She was a homemaker and worked for SAISD as a special education aide. She married Santiago Lara on June 3, 1937, in San Angelo and they shared 26 wonderful years together until his passing in 1963. Pallbearers will be grandsons Frank, Celestino Jr., David, Matthew, Jon and Steven. She was preceded in death her parents; husband Santiago Sr.; and sons Vicente, Doroteo, Fransisco, Santiago Jr. and Celestino. Survivors include her sons, Jerry Lara of San Angelo, Paul Lara of Garland; and daughters Guadalupe Bermea of Garland and Olga Capps of Plano, Texas.
Celebrate my life with you And remember the good times Not the be sad; Look up towards the sun And catch every ray of light Upon your cheek For I am there with you. Be happy for me; I lived long and full; I had the pleasure of love And the joy of my children Do not be sad Look up towards the stars And catch each twinkle In your heart For I am there with you. My legacy is you and your life; Spend it wisely and carefully; Guard it always Do not be sad Feel the wind on your face And in your hair and know That I loved you For I am there with you in Your laughter And in your hearts. Learn to live again, without me And stand on your own Take my strength with you; For you are not alone Do not be sad Feel the rain on your face; Feel all life's treasures and Know that you are alive! At each step of the way I will Help you For I am with you always
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