Maria Ysasi Pena, 95, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009.
She was born on April 14, 1913 in Bluntzer to Lauro Ysasi Sr. and Aurelia Garcia Ysasi. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Robstown
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Frank Pena; her son, Frank Pena Jr.; her brothers, Jose "Pepe" Ysasi, Lauro Ysasi, Natividad Ysasi and Samuel Ysasi; and her sister, Josefina Ysasi Garcia.
Survivors are her children, Manuel (Alice) Pena, Olga (Silvestre) Garza and Reynaldo (Rosemary) Pena of Corpus Christi, and Larry (Ernestine) Pena of Friendswood; her daughter-in-law, Lydia (the late Frank Jr.) Pena of Robstown; her sisters, Amelia Herrera of Fontana, Calif., Elida Salas, Beatrice Ysasi, both of Corpus Christi, and Rachel Riojas of Euless; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Orlando Pena, Jaime Pena, Martine Pena, Manuel Pena, Mark Garza, Lloyd Garza, Rumaldo Juarez and Leo Juarez.
Ramon Funeral Home Inc.