Maria Ernestina G. Pinon, 82, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. She was born on Nov. 11, 1928 in San Patricio to Guadalupe Cortez and Ignacio (Petra) Garza, who raised her. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and a former member of Club Padres de Familia.

She was preceded in death by her son, Trinidad Pinon Jr.

She is survived by her husband, Trinidad Pinon Sr.; her children, Maria Ernestina Pinon, Jose Angel Pinon, Jose Dogaberto Pinon, Irma Estella Pinon, Israel G. Pinon, all of Robstown, Viviana P. (Fernando Jr.) Cruz, Nora Alicia (Francisco, Jr.) Sanchez, all of Corpus Christi, Rosa Ena Pinon (Steven) Ferguson of Killeen, and Julian G. Pinon Sr. of Minnesota; brothers and sisters, Enrique (Pilar) Olivarez of Corpus Christi, Dominga (Gregorio) Lopez, Maria Garcia, Lucia Sandoval, all of Mathis, and Enedina (Roberto) Murillo of El Campo; and 26 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2011 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Robstown. Burial followed at St. Anthony's Cemetery.

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