Margarita Pastrano Rodriguez
Margarita (Buelita) was born on Feb 22, 1912 and became an angel on June 23, 2005. She has gone on to heaven to join her husband Gregorio and her baby girl Frances (3 years old). She was preceded in death by all her 11 bothers and sisters. She is survived by her seven children, 29 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Margarita was bor
n in Fentress, Texas to Jacquinia Garcia Pastrano and Marcial Pastrano. She grew up in Fentress and in 1956 moved to Austin. She remained there until her journey to Heaven.
On March 6, 1932 Margarita married Gregorio in Martindale. Margarita was a housewife and always worked very hard in her life. She had a green thumb and loved plants. Margarita had many friends, as she was a very loving person.
Buelita was a very religious and spiritual person. She taught many people very valuable life lessons. Buelita attended many activities that her grandchildren were a part of. Margarita lived independently till she was 90 years old. Although Margarita never owned her own home or a vehicle she was by no means poor; she was rich in love and friendships.
Margarita was a very inspirational person to all she met. Her life was not an easy one. Widowed in 1966, she continued raising her seven children, never giving up after any amount of time. She was always making people laugh. Although her primary language was Spanish she always knew what you were saying in English.
One last thought: whether you knew her as mom, mama, Buelita, Dona Mague or Sra. Rodriguez, she will live on in our hearts and memories forever. Que Dios la Bendigo y Que en Paz descanse. Mass: Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church-Austin. Burial: San Isidro Cemetery, Fentress, Texas, June 27, 2005.