ABRAM – Asencion T. “Chonita” Tijerina, 84, passed away on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Solara Hospital in McAllen.
Mrs. Tijerina was born in Rancho Anzalduas, Tamps., Mexico on Sept. 16, 1932, to Desiderio Tijerina and Claudina Villarreal. She was a lifelong resident of Abram.
Survivors include her husband, Porfirio Tijerina Sr.; children, Esmeralda Langbein, Narciso Tijerina, Diana Pittman, Argelia Tijerina, Porfirio Tijerina Jr. and Elizandro Tijerina; siblings, Ludivina Cruz, Onodelia Perez, Gloria Tijerina, Manuel Tijerina, Elizandro Tijerina, and Desiderio Tijerina Jr.; and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A funeral mass was held Dec. 19 at St. Mary’s Magdalene Catholic Church in Abram. Burial followed at San Jose Cemetery in Abram.