Tomasa "Tommie" A. Ibarra, 91, died on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009.
She was born in Roma on Nov. 26, 1917 to Manuel and Balbina Garcia Aguilar. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and a Eucharistic Minister. She worked for many years with the Robstown Community Action Agency and the OEO program. She was also an active member, secretary and treasurer for the "Big Red Band from Pickerland" band boosters since the 1970s, and taught sewing and quilting lessons to many at the Wesley Community Center and the Phyllis Wheatley School in Robstown. Tomasa was the founding member of the Robstown Chapter of the "Sol Carmen" Catholic Daughters of America in the late 1950s.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Carlos) Guerrero Ibarra of Robstown; Olga Ibarra Betancourt of Port Lavaca, Juan Manuel (Mary) Ibarra of Edinburg, and Alfredo Ibarra Jr. of Magnolia; her sister, Adelina "Nena" Pilon of Roma; her brother, Rogelio "Titin" Franco of Port Lavaca; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.
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