ODESSA Enemecia "Nita" Almanza, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 in Austin. She was born October 29, 1912 in Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico.|
Enemecia, originally from Fort Stockton, lived her adult life in Odessa, Texas but had moved to Austin to be closer to Ruth Schmid, her daughter.
Her family celebrated her 100th birthday in late November 2012. She was later presented with a state proclamation from Governor Rick Perry in honor of her long life and contributions to her community.
After her move to Odessa, where she married Manuel, she became an integral part of the Odessa community. She was a dedicated housekeeper to a number of Odessa families, including the Henderson, Steakley & Parker families. She was a translater for a well baby clinic for Ector County.
She was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church with Paul Miller as Pastor. She loved the Bible teachings and the church family she had there. She was also blessed to be a part of the Temple Baptist Church family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Mateo & Maria Nieto, her husband Manuel Almanza, sons, Manuel Jr, & Robert Almanza, brother, Francisco Nieto, sisters, Margarita Scott & Aurelia Gonzales.
She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Schmid & husband Ernest of Austin, sisters, Socorro Gonzales of Dallas, & Maria Nunez of Ft. Stockton, grandchildren, Jason & Jon Schmid of Houston, Rene Iwanski of Clovis, CA, & daughter-in-law, Irene Aparicio of Clovis, CA.
There will be a visitation 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, January 26, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Thomason officiating. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.
A special thanks to the West Oaks Nursing & Rehab Center who lovingly cared for her in her last three years of her life.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, or the
Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Published in Odessa American on Jan. 25, 2013