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Romana "Romanita" Galindo died Monday evening. She was 102. Galindo was born in Cuatro Ciénegas, a ranchito in Coahuila, Mexico known for its four desert springs and wetlands near Poza Azul. She was the oldest of 11 children born to Francisco Hernandez Zapata and Maria Garza. Galindo was a child of the Mexican Revolution and as a young girl working at her father's mercantile store, served food to visitors, including marauding revolutionary Pancho Villa and his men. Galindo never forgot the fearful encounters and the sound of the men's spurs and their pistols and rifles. The family moved to Sonora at the end of the Mexican Revolution. She was a young woman when her family moved to Nuevo Laredo, later settling in Laredo where she was married, raised a family and cared for her aging parents. She was a talented seamstress and worked at the Singer Company for many years. Galindo was a world traveler and visited England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Morocco and Hawaii. She was a beloved grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. Her nickname was "Wally" short for abuelita. She had an indomitable spirit and quick wit. Romanita moved to San Antonio in 1985. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Arturo Galindo, and daughters Noemi Galindo and Sara Zapata. She is survived by her sisters Guadalupe Mendiola, Ofelia de la Garza, brother Antonio Hernandez, daughter, Hilda Guerrero, and son Arturo Galindo and his wife, Roxanne, numerous nephews and nieces, as well as 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. "Wally's" family extends its gratitude to Dr. Fernando Lopez for his compassionate care and support and to everyone who made her 100th birthday celebration such a joy.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM on Friday, June 20, 2014 at St. Paul's Catholic Church with a Rosary to follow at 2:00 PM followed by mass at 3:00 PM. Interment will follow at San Fernando #3 Catholic Cemetery. You may sign the on-line guest book at www.missionparks.com.
Published in Express-News on June 19, 2014
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