ROBSTOWN - Reynalda “Reyna” Zarate Saldivar, 85, was taken home by our Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Reyna was born on May 6, 1927 to Jose Tomas and Luzgarda Martinez Zarate in Robstown, Texas. Reynalda was a lifetime resident of Robstown, the owner/cook for Reynas Kitchen, and also helped campaign for Solomon P. Ortiz and Richard Borchard for many years. She was a very loving and caring mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend who will be dearly missed by everyone whos lives she touched.

She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Raul Zarate, Narciso Ortega, Clemente Ortega, two sisters, Maria Belen Ramos and Aurelia Saenz.

She is survived by her children, Jose Manuel Gonzalez, Raul(Norma)Saldivar, Blanca Favela, Elia(Ruben)Contreras all of Robstown, Texas, Mary Ann Anzaldua of Corpus Christi, Texas; two half sisters, Belen Zaragoza and Gloria Plasencia both of San Jose, California. She was also blessed and adored by her 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, as well as, many other relatives and friends who loved her unconditionally.

A Rosary was recited at 7pm on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown, Texas. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10am on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas. Interment followed at the Old St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Robstown, Texas.

Arrangement Entrusted to Ramon Funeral Home, Inc.