Noemi Sanchez Zapata, 68, passed away on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. She was born in Robstown on Jan. 16, 1942 to Ramon and Rosa Medina Sanchez. She lived most of her life in Robstown, where she helped run the family business as an accountant.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Ramon Doroteo Zapata Sr.; her daughter, Noemi Zapata; her brother, Eloy Sanchez; and her sister, Antonia Carrizales.

She is survived by her husband, Benigno P. Zapata Sr. of Corpus Christi; her children, Benigno Zapata Jr., Zulema Zapata, Dalila (Roy) Padilla Sr., Nilda Z. (Edward, Jr.) Galvan, all of Robstown, and Norma Z. (Miguel Jr.) Lopez of Corpus Christi; her brother, Elias (Mary Alice) Sanchez of Houston; her sister, Magdalena (Cristobal) Huerta of Corpus Christi; 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.

A talk was held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown.

The funeral service was on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.