Juana M. Gamez


Juana Gamez, 94, of Uhland passed away March 29, 2009, after a valiant battle with breast cancer. Juana was born Dec. 8, 1914.

She was preceded in death by sisters: Paula Compean Tobias and Juanita Gamez; son, Macario Tobias; and brothers: Miguel Gamez, Roberto Gamez, Felipe Compean and Guillermo Compean.

Juana is survived by her brother-in-law, Vicente Tobia

s; daughter-in-law, Juanita Tobias (Macario), of Uhland; daughters: Flora Sauseda, of Uhland, Rosalinda Cruz, of Uhland, Janie Resendez (Gene), of Pasadena, and Delia Sanchez (Frank), of Lockhart; brother, Jose Gamez (Irma), of Laredo; sisters: Angelita Gamez and Juaquina Gamez, both of Laredo; eight grandchildren: Debbie “Deba” Tobias, Mark “Morky” Sauseda, Christina “Sheena” Alvarez, Paul “Mi Pauly” Cruz, Monica Guerrero, Chris Tobias, John “Grabiel” Sanchez and Eugene “Eugeno” Resendez; and 13 great-grandchildren: Jessica Alvarez, Jeremy Alvarez, Jonathan Guerrero, Audrey Ana “La Ana” Tobias, Alicia “La Grande” Cruz, Christian “Christiano” Guerrero, Mikayla “Mikke” Cruz, Andrew “Andresito” Sauseda, Gabriel “El Lecherito” Guerrero, A.J. “JJ” Regalado, Michael “Mikey” Cabrera and Peyton “El Monito” Guerrero.

Juana was a woman of great faith. She loved spending time with family and friends. She had such a big heart and a great sense of humor and loved to laugh and always had positive attitude. She loved flowers and loved to cook.

Juana”s first job was working as a cook for Mi Tierra Restaurant in San Antonio. Later as an adult, she cooked/catered for large wedding parties.

She had friends and family who came to visit her often and to just get a good laugh – everyone loved being around her. She had numerous nieces and nephews from Laredo, Mission, San Antonio, Lubbock and other surrounding cities. She spent many good laughs with her nieces from Laredo, Mission, San Antonio and Lubbock. Her friends even called her “Tia Juana.”

We will greatly miss our “Juana,” “Tia Juana,” “Boogie,” “Mrs. J,” “La Juana,” “Dona Juana,” “Chorre” and “Juanita.”

Visitation began at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. Rosary was on Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at the DeLeon Funeral Home. Mass was held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lockhart, with interment following at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Uhland. Serving as pallbearers: Paul Cruz, Mark Sauseda, Chris Tobias, John Sanchez, Eugene Resendez, Jimmy Alvarez and Luis Guerrero.

Funeral services under the direction of DeLeon Funeral Home, 110 Cedar, Lockhart, Texas.


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