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Mrs. Alice Mann Cano Martinez was born on November 30th 1936 and was received in heaven in the early morning hours of May 15th 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Mann & Ofelia Olivarez, her husband Caesar A. Cano, her sisters Idolina Mann, Diana Martinez, and her brothers, Alfred Mann & Nathan James Mann, her niece Michelle Moreno, her special angel April Mae Cano, her step-daughter Mary-Alice Moreno & her Step-son Caesar Cano Jr. She leaves behind her beloved husband Jose V. Martinez, Her children Alfred & Rosa McCabe, Jessica Pellegrino, Claudia & Alfred DeLeon, Roy & Jennifer Martinez, Denise & Eric Holcomb, her step-children, Gloria Gauna, Elva Villareal, Edward Cano, Daniel Martinez, Mary & Sam Davee, Vincent & Laura Martinez, and Steve & Renee Martinez. She also leaves behind 21 grand children and 20 great grandchildren. She will also be mourned by the Deleon family who held her near and dear to their hearts. Alice was always hard at work, she ran her own bookkeeping business with integrity and a desire to serve the community for over 50 years.
She was a pivotal figure in the amateur boxing community alongside her husband Caesar A. Cano for 25 years. No amount of words written about Alice could do her Justice. She was a vivacious and strong willed woman that needed to be experienced to be truly appreciated.
She loved her family to no end and she took pride in her lineage. She also held our countrymen in high regard. In 1973 she and her friend Juanita Garcia started the Gold Star Parents Luncheon in Laredo, TX that was attended by Local, State, and National dignitaries. She passed that torch on to her son Roy when her husband Caesars health started to decline in 2005. She was truly a one-of-a-kind grandmother who had a true Texan appreciation for Bud Light, on any given night her house was lively and filled with delicious home cooked food, music, and dancing. Her joyful spirit and lessons of integrity and hard work will live on through her children, grand-children, and great-grand children. She taught us golden life lessons that will never be forgotten.
Rest easy "Mama Licha" this next party is for you. Visitation will be on Monday, May 19, 2014 starting at 5:00 pm at Porter Loring on McCullough.
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Interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
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Published in Express-News on May 18, 2014