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Rita Gomez Lara, born August 12, 1927, went to her final resting home on November 22, 2012. Mrs. Lara was a strong advocate for the elderly and considered this work her God given vocation. She served as the Site Manager of the City of San Antonio El Carmen Senior Nutrition Center for 30 years. Rita will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Modesto U. Lara; parents Adolfo and Margarita Gomez; son John G. Lara; grandson Robert E. Lara; daughter-in-law Kathleen R. Lara and family friend Olga Hernandez. Rita is survived by 2 daughters Guadalupe Lara (Antonio Alvarez) and Belinda Lara Avila (Daniel); 4 sons Robert Lara, Richard Lara, Luis Lara, Rene Lara; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with a Rosary at 7:00 PM, on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at Brookehill Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 26, 2012, at El Carmen Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Graytown Cemetery. You may sign the on-line guest book at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section.
Published in Express-News on Nov. 25, 2012