Jose M. “Dee” Baltierra, 74, of Lockhart went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 13, 2012, after his battle with multiple Myeloma. He was born on Nov. 13, 1937, in Fentress, Texas, to Samuel and Gumercinda Munoz Baltierra.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Margie Valdez. He is survived by his siblings: Refugio Baltierra, Tomas Baltierra, Victor Baltierra, Juan Baltierra and Concepcion “Concha” Juarez; his children, Edward Baltierra, Virginia Baltierra and Dolores Walczak; and two step-daughters, Cathy and Irene Tobias. He was blessed with 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Jose was a devoted father and grandfather enormously loved by all. He was known by his positive attitude and the encouraging words, “never give up.” He will be greatly missed.
Family received friends at McCurdy Funeral Home, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., with Deacon Guadalupe Aguilar officiating. Interment to follow at San Pablo Cemetery in Lockhart.
For donations to help with funeral expenses please contact Gwen Castilleja at (512) 557-4945.
Arrangement under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan St, Lockhart, Texas 78644 (512) 398-4791.