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Maria Silguero Martinez Obituary
María Silguero Martinez "Lita" María Silguero Martinez "Lita", 83, of Austin went peacefully surrounded by her family on October 22, 2012. Born in San Marcos on September 21, 1929, she was preceded in death by her parents, Frutoso and Cecilia G. Silguero, husband Esteban S. Martinez, son Cleofas, and eight siblings, Gumecinda Gutierrez, Alejandro Silguero, Abelino Silguero, Vicente Silguero, Frutoso Silguero, Jr., Apolinar S. Perez, Fidel Silguero and Jose Silguero. She is survived by one brother, Jesus Silguero, sisters Guadalupe Silguero and Elena Jacques. She leaves behind nine children: Elida Morales (Manuel), Diana De Leon (Reynaldo), Amalia Herrera (Gilberto), Esteban Martinez Jr., (Bernardina), Ana María Martinez Aguilar (Juan), Eduardo S. Martinez, Luis Martinez (Dana), Ernesto Martinez (Sherry), Roy Martinez (Traci), 30 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and numerous other family members and friends. María was a devoted, spiritual woman with a strong faith. A proud Tejana and a loyal Democrat, she advocated for equality and instilled in her family the importance of voting and giving back to the community. She was an active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Carmelite Society. She loved dancing, music, sewing, as well as being a caregiver to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and opened her door to anyone in need of support. While María leaves an empty space in our hearts that can never be filled, and we will miss her greatly, we rejoice in knowing she is reunited with our Lord and our Virgen. Rosary to be held on Friday, Oct 26 at 7:00p at Angel Funeral Home, 1606 S. First Street, in Austin; Mass, Saturday, Oct 27 at 10:00a at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1206 E. 9th Street. The family expresses their gratitude to Heart to Heart and Hospice Austin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Hospice Austin, 2820 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, hospiceaustin.org

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Oct. 25, 2012
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