Cruz "Cone" Lerma, 84, passed away on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 at her residence with her family by her side.

She was born on May 2, 1925 in Cuero to Gregorio and Amada Garcia.

Cruz was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Valdemar Lerma Sr.; her parents, Gregorio and Amada Garcia; her children, Jose Valdemar Lerma Jr., Gloria Martinez, and Rodolfo (Martina) Lerma.

She is survived by her children, Blas (Rafaela) Lerma, Pedro (Rachel) Lerma, Jose Fermin Lerma, Rodolfo (Desiri) Lerma Jr., Esmeralda Lerma, all of Robstown; two sisters, Jesusa Cabrera of Belglade, Fla., and Angelita Trevino of McKinney; two sisters-in law, Lydia (Eliseo) Martinez and Frances Rangel, both of Robstown; brother-in-law, Jose Rangel of Robstown; 21 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 2 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Robstown. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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