Ester Salinas Serna, 83, died on May 12, 2009.

She was born on March 1, 1926 in Pharr to Victor and Maria Morales Salinas. She was a Catholic and a lifelong resident of Banquete.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roberto Serna Sr.; her children, Francis Serna, Delia Guervarra, Estevan Serna Sr., and Maria Ybarra; and her grandson, Morris Serna.

Survivors are her children, Robert (Janie) Serna of Banquete, Ruben (Sylvia) Serna of Mathis, Beatrice (James) Hunsaker of Washington, Armando (Rachel) Serna and Veronica Adams, both of Banquete; three sisters, Lucinda Riojas of Robstown, Enriqueta Bazan of Washington, and Elida Christenson of Wisconsin; three brothers, Victor Salinas of Dallas, Raul Salinas of Tennessee, and Valentino Salinas of Robstown; 26 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 14 and 15, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Banquete. Interment followed at Banquete Cemetery.

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