Alfonso Isidro Aranda went into eternal rest on April 11, 2021. At the age of 84, in San Antonio, Tx surrounded by his family.
Alfonso was born February 28, 1937 to Pedro Aranda and Sara Escobedo in Mexico City, Mexico. Alfonso was known by his family and friends as "Poncho". He will be remembered especially for his personality, original wit, sense of humor and generous nature. He made friends wherever he went.
Alfonso proudly enlisted in the United States Army, served 24 yrs and spent time overseas and fighting in the Korean War. In 1964, met and married Adela Orosco, they shared 38yrs and had three children.
Alfonso belonged to several organizations: VFW, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Masons, Ft. Sam MSD Honor Guard, Directors Staff for DAV and the Alzafar Shrine. Alfonso is survived by his loving children daughter Monica Lesley and husband Lewis, daughter Veronica Aranda and son Alfonso G. Aranda and wife Garrie. Three granddaughters Jessica Faleafine and husband David, Felicia Fly and husband Robert, and Madison Aranda. Five great grandchildren Josiah, Jordyn, Jonah, and Jakob Faleafine and Sage Isidro Fly. One brother, Armando Aranda and numerous nieces and nephews and fraternal brothers. And leaves behind his girlfriend of 19 yrs. Mary Herrera and her family.