Aida Lira RALLS- Aida Lira, 81, of Ralls passed away Friday, March 8, 2013 at her residence with her family by her side. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Ralls with Father Samuel Oracion officiating. Burial will follow at the Ralls Cemetery under the care of Adams Funeral Home. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today, March 10, 2013, at the same church. Aida was born June 7, 1931 in Brownsville, Texas to the late Anastacio and Bernarda (Salinas) Guitron. In 1951, she married the love of her life Frank Lira, Sr. in Lubbock, where they raised their seven children. Aida was a lifelong member of St. Michaels Guadalupanas, Legion of Mary and a Minister of the Eucharist. She loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death her parents; one granddaughter, Brittney Lira; three sisters, Ramona G. Casas, Minerva G. Valdez and Ofelia Guitron; five brothers, Lamberto Guitron, Sr., Manuel Guitron, Antonio Guitron, Victor Guitron, Anastacio Guitron, Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Survivors include her husband, Frank Lira, Sr. of Ralls; four daughters, Margaret Cantu of Cone, Rosa Trevino of Plainview, Sylvia McNair of Oklahoma, Melissa Lira of Post; three sons, Frank Lira, Jr. of Haskell, Carlos Lira of Crosbyton and Joey Lira of Cone; one sister, Paulina G. Torres of Lipsic, Ohio; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Bobby Trevino, Alejandro Trevino, Rodger Trevino, Willie Cantu, Anthony Cantu, Kris Alcala, Kory Alcala, Trey Lira and Bud Guzman. www.adamsfuneral.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Mar. 10, 2013