Juanita Peña 75, died in her home in Nixon, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. She was born Aug. 1, 1937, in the Schoolland community near Nixon to Gavino and Francisca (Lopez) Sauceda.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jacobo Peña Sr.; her grandson, Philip Peña; and three brothers, Gavino Sauceda Jr., Adam Sauceda, and Augustine Sauceda.
Juanita is survived by her children, Jacobo Peña Jr. and wife Deborah, David Peña and wife Sandra, Robert Peña and wife Angie, Betty Reyes and husband Carlos, and Gabriel Anthony Peña and Maria Araceli Peña; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her four sisters, Susie Contreras, Gloria Hurst, Alejandra Sauceda, and Eva Dion; her brothers, Frankie Sauceda and Juan Sauceda; and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as other relatives and many friends.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 3-8 p.m. in the Finch Funeral Chapel of Nixon.
A rosary was recited Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Deacon John Moreno leading.
A funeral Mass was held Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nixon with Father Alfonso Gioppato officiating.
Interment followed in the Burriola Cemetery near Smiley.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.