San Juanita "Janie" Escobedo, 58, died Jan. 11, 2008, following a courageous battle.

She was born Sept. 1, 1949, in Robstown. She was employed with the Driscoll Children's Health Center in Robstown for over 32 years. Janie worked for the WIC program and enjoyed her time with the many children that relied on the program.

She was preceded in death by her children, Rolando and Angelina Escobedo, who died shortly after they were born.

She is survived by her husband, Santos Escobedo; two daughters, Laura Zamora (Narciso), and Lisa Escobedo and fianc/ Ray Gonzales; two grandchildren, Jeremiah Andrew Zamora and Gabriella Angelina Zamora; her brother, Manuel Recio Jr.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in the Robstown Funeral Home Chapel, and at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment followed in Robstown Memorial Park.

Ramon Funeral Home