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Friday, April 2, 2004

Laredo Morning Times

LOCAL Funeral services announced

Anselmo “Anselmito” Treviño III ZAPATA, Texas — Anselmo (Anselmito) Treviño III, 23, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at his residence in Zapata. Anselmito is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Serapio (Maria M.) Garcia; uncle, Serapio (Papo) Garcia Jr.; and by aunt, Elva Elida Garcia. Anselmito is survived by his parents, Anselmo Jr. (Rosa Nelia) Treviño; brother, Andrew Joseph Treviño; sister, Angela Nelia (Mario Jr.) Ramirez; nephew, Mario M. Ramirez III; niece, Priscilla Atlanta Ramirez; paternal grandparents, Anselmo (Consuelo S.) Treviño; paternal family, Consuelo T. (D.B. Jr.) McGriffin and family, Maria Elena (Ruben) Elizondo and family, Margarita (Antonio) Vidaurri and family; maternal family, Elia G. Zapata and family, Manuel M. Garcia and family, Micaela J. Garcia and family, Eulogio B. Garcia and family, Jesus Garcia and family, Juan E. Garcia and family. Pallbearers are Andrew Joseph Treviño, Victor A. Vidaurri, Francisco J. Garcia, Jaime Soto, Mario M. Ramirez Jr., Serapio Garcia III, Martin Escamilla and Richard Dominguez. Honorary pallbearers are Leonardo G. Flores, D.B. (Pinky) McGriffin Jr., Domingo Reyes, Mario M. Ramirez, Dr. Jose Eduardo Coy and Amado Ramirez. Our most sincere appreciation

to those health professionals and caretakers who for 14 years helped us care for our son, Anselmito. They enriched his life physically, emotionally and spiritually. They gave him so much love and affection and became part of our family forever. Caretakers, Maria Elena Cisneros, Maria Guadalupe Esquivel, Francisco J. (Paco) Garcia, Margarita Reyes, Graciela Villarreal and Sofia Garcia. Therapists, Jaime Soto, Martin Escamilla, Dora Martinez, Michellette GonzalezDavis, Tina Benavides, Estrella Espitia and Angela Nelia Ramirez. Medical personnel, Richard Dominguez, Beverly Collett and Dr. Jose Eduardo Coy. Visitation hours were held Thursday, April 1, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Rose Garden Funeral Home. The funeral procession will depart from Rose Garden Funeral Home Friday, April 2, 2004, at 10:45 a.m. for an 11 a.m. funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Zapata. Committal services will follow at Zapata County Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rose Garden Funeral Home, Daniel A. Gonzalez, funeral director, 2102 Highway 83, Zapata.

GREGORIO PIÑA JR. Gregorio Piña Jr. Gregorio Piña Jr., 86, father, grandfather, uncle, friend, mentor and Christian, departed this life March 31, 2004. He was born, Jan. 11, 1918, to Gregorio Piña Sr. and Isabel Canales-Piña. Gregorio Piña Jr. was a salesman for Montgomery Wards, Border Insulation, A&B Pontiac, and Powell Watson Motor. He committed 20-years of service with the Texas A&M University Extension Service as a Wildlife and Damage Control Specialist in Webb, Zapata, La Salle and Jim Hogg Counties. Gregorio continued his notary public ser-

vices after his retirement in 1983. Gregorio was a LULAC member, Boy Scout master, an active member of the Webb County Democratic Party recognized by the Texas Democratic Party, who would proudly recite the Preamble of the United States. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gregorio Piña Sr. and Isabel Canales-Piña, his sister Elida Piña-Castañeda, his brothers Jorge Piña and Ascencio Piña, as well as by his son, Roberto “Bovy” Piña. He is survived by his wife of almost 61 years Maria Santos Idrogo-Piña; his sons: Dr. Gregorio Piña III (Lucy) and family of Edinburg, Texas, Mario J. Piña (Irma) and family of Houston, Xavier Piña of Laredo, Gerardo “Jerry” Piña (Dora Elsa) and family of Laredo and Rolando Piña of Austin, Texas. He is also survived by his daughters, Edna P. Santos and family of Austin, Ma. Del Rosario P. Gonzáles (Joe Henry - RIP) and family of Austin, Texas, and Isabella Piña-Hinojosa (Blas Daniel) and family of Denton, Texas. Gregorio had 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grand-children. A rosary will be recited Friday, April 2, 2004, at 7 p.m. at the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel located at 310 Hillside Rd in Laredo, Texas. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 3, 2004, at 8:30 a.m. from Hillside Funeral Home to Mother Cabrini Church where a Liturgy of the Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Interment will follow in the family plot at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Gregorio Piña Jr. was one of the original parishioners since it was established as a mission of Holy Redeemer Church in 1948 under Bishop Garriga, and in 1958 as a parish under their first pastor, Rev. Romanato (RIP). There he served on the first building committee in 1958. He was one of the original initiators of El Santo Nombre “Holy Name Society,” a 4th Degree Knight, KC Faithful Navigator, Cursillista, Lector and active member of Mother Cabrini. Gregorio will be remembered as a servant leader helping others, for reiterating to his family “Where there is a will, there is a way” to accomplish anything in life. Gregorio has left a Christian legacy for the family to follow the Image of Christ. The Piña family extends their gratitude to Dr. Click and other health care providers. Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral

Juanita Harris; and cousin, Belinda Cummings. Services will be at La Paz Funeral Home, 3352 Madero, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. For information, call 7-14-33-

33 Nuevo Laredo. ALICIA M. GARCIA Alicia M. Garcia Alicia M. Garcia, 63, passed away March 28, 2004. Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2004, from the Hernandez, Lopez and Sons Northside Chapels, 800 Boston St. Holy Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. at San Martin De Porres Catholic Church. Committal service and interment followed in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Roberto Mendiola, Benito Mendiola Jr., Alejandro Garcia, Gilberto Garcia, Andres Garcia, Jose Garcia, Juan Ramirez, Reymundo Garcia, Rolando Garcia, Jacob Perez and Irene

Horoscopes BY FRANCIS DRAKE What kind of day will tomorrow be? To find out what the stars say, read the forecast given for your birth sign. Friday, April 2, 2004 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re starting to think more about what you value in life. You don’t want to be old and regret that you blew it. You want your money on the right horse. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You have a strong urge to travel more now. You’re suddenly more curious about everything! In fact, your mind seems to jump from issue to issue very quickly. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) For many reasons, in the next few weeks, you might get more in touch with the hidden sides of your own personality. This is also a good time to do solitary research. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Re-examine your position with respect to the standards set by some group. Talk over your problems with friends. (Remember that friends, too, have their prejudices.) LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You might want to take on a new study now that could promote your career. New techniques and new mastery over things are always an advantage. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) In the next few weeks, you will expand your horizons in some way. You want to take a larger view of life. You’re keen on understanding other places and different cultures. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Even the most casual conversation could have a profound effect on your mind now and in the next few weeks. You keep seeing things differently!

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Because you’re slightly more detached than usual, this is a good time to patch up differences with friends and partners. (Use this to your advantage.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You’re more attentive to detail than usual. You want everything around you to be neat and tidy. That’s why this is a good time to make plans connected with work. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your motto is “no pain, no gain.” In the month ahead, however, don’t try to justify everything that you do. Sometimes playing and goofing off is what’s best for your mental health. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) An important discussion with one of your parents about a significant past event might take place now. You need to know the truth. You want to get to the bottom of something. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You’re entering a busy month! This is not a good time to settle down and relax. Expect short trips, errands and much discussion with others — especially siblings. YOU BORN TODAY You’re sincere, honest and dedicated, and you work hard for whatever you value. There is a kind of nobility about you. Others think you are childlike at times, but this is simply due to your extreme idealism. You’re wellloved by your friends and family. An important choice awaits you this year. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Emmylou Harris, singer; Sir Alec Guinness, actor; Marvin Gay, soul singer. (c) 2004 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

Home. MARIA DE JESUS PEREZ Maria de Jesus Perez Maria de Jesus Perez, 57, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2004, in Laredo. She was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She is survived by her daughter, Rosa Huizar; her mother, Susana Leos; brothers, Salvador Lopez, Gustavo Lopez and Juan Lopez; sisters, Irma Leos, Elvia Leos, Dulce Leos and Raquel Lopez; aunt,

Garcia Martinez. VICTOR ABRAHAM TREVIÑO SR. Victor Abraham Treviño Sr. Victor Abraham Treviño Sr. 55, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2004. Visitation was held and a

rosary was recited Thursday, April 1, 2004, in the Hernandez, Lopez and Sons Northside Chapels, 800 Boston St. Funeral services will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, April 2, 2004, departing from the funeral home chapel. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. at San Luis Rey Catholic Church. Interment will then follow in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Gregorio Piña, Jr. Obituary  

Obituary for Gregorio Piña, Jr.