Gloria Alaniz, 84, died at her home on Dec. 24, 2008, after 15 years of Alzheimer's.

She was born April 1924 in Robstown, the daugher of Francisco Alaniz and Josefa Cueva. She moved to Alameda, Calif., in the 1950s, where she raised three children.

She was cared for at her home by her daughter, Melissa Grupp; her son, Jon Brandenburg; and her son-in-law, Michael Grupp.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Melinda Martinez; and her brother, Jose Alaniz.

Grissoms Funeral Hom