ROBSTOWN - Paula Martinez Ochoa, 96, was welcomed home by our Heavenly Father on Sunday, April 23, 2017. She was born on January 22, 1921 in Driscoll, Texas to Jesus and Isaac Gonzales Martinez. Even the birds she loved stopped singing and the flowers bent down in sadness. Paula was the matriarch of our family and a friend to all. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grand-mother, great-great-grandmother and friend who will be deeply missed.

She goes home to the Lord to reunite with her parents; her husband, Jesus C. Ochoa; three sons, Jesse Ochoa, Isaac Ochoa, and Joe Ochoa; five brothers, Jesus Martinez, Benito Martinez, Isidro Martinez, Luciano Martinez, and Crescencio Martinez; four sisters, Monica Garza, Carmen Gutierrez, Tomasita Salinas, and Refugia Anaya who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Virginia (Robert) Landeros, Christina O. (Juan A.) Maldonado, Terry (Armando) Benavides, Olga (Richard) Carrion, and Norma Jean Cisneros; and her daughter-in-law, Sandra Ochoa. She was also loved and adored by her 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown, Texas. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.