September 25, 1931 - August 25, 2018
Frankie Guilbeau Reyna passed away on August 25, 2018 surrounded by those who love her. Born in Scott, LA on September 25, 1931 to Frank and Mae (nee Boudreaux) Guilbeau, Frankie grew up in Franklin, LA and Port Arthur, TX. She graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, with a degree in English Literature. While in college, Frankie met her future husband, Arthur C. "Sonny" Reyna.
She was a lifelong teacher and learner, who taught elementary school in Edgewood ISD and San Antonio ISD for nearly four decades. Frankie raised six children and in her spare time she was an active and life member of Club Sembradores de Amistad de San Antonio, serving as president of the women's club. She loved to travel, planning trips for her family until as recently as two months ago.
Besides travel, Frankie kept her mind sharp by playing computer games. She watched documentaries, political satire, and romantic comedies. As you might expect, her most enjoyable times were those spent with her grandchildren and great grandchild, who she missed dearly when they were not around her.
Frankie is survived by her children, Arthur Reyna, Jr. (Sylvia), Samuel Reyna, Frank Reyna, Juan Reyna, Mary Reyna, and Laura Gil (Jesse); by her grandchildren, Anastasia Russell (Jonny), Arthur Reyna, III, Adrian Reyna, Ian Gil, Mae Gil, Claude Gil, and Jay Gil; by her brother, Harold Guilbeau (Charlene); by her nephews and nieces, Frank Cervenka, Christopher Cervenka, Tracie Swonke (Patrick), Jill Schwertner (Terry), and Cherissa Lavergne (Ryan); and by her great grandchild, Annabel Russell.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her sister, Theresa Cervenka.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, 6321 Bandera Road. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 4th at 10:00 a.m. at San Fernando Cathedral. Interment will occur on Wednesday, September 5th at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Shelter 3.
Frankie always supported Club Sembradores de Amistad (www.sembradoresofsanantonio.org
) and San Fernando Cathedral (www.sfcathedral.org
) in the event you would like to make a memorial donation in lieu of flowers.
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Published by San Antonio Express-News on Sep. 1, 2018.