OBIT – Maria Ignacia Bazan

LA JOYA – Maria Ignacia (Natcha) Bazan, 89, was called by the Lord on Monday, January 2, 2017, at 1:00 a.m. at Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Natcha was born on March 16, 1927 in Havana, Texas, she was the 5th child born to Nicasio † and Adela Salinas Bazan †. Also preceding her in death are her two brothers Reyes and Roberto Bazan Sr., her two sisters Guadalupe (Lupita) Bazan and Estella Bazan. Also her brother-in-law Pablo Treviño Jr. and sister-in-law Enedina G. Bazan.

Natcha is survived by her sister Brigida Bazan Treviño and her nieces and nephews, Juan Pablo (Viola) Treviño, Alda T. Benavides, Alma (Braulio) Ortega, Javier (Eliamar) Treviño, Adela (Juan) Peña, Adelina Alaniz, Roberto Bazán Jr., and Connie (Sergio) Muñoz and numerous grand nieces and nephews.

She was a fiesty little lady with a colorful personality who loved life (and her cats) and will be remembered for her devotion to her family, her faith in God and for nurturing her friendships throughout her life.

Pallbearers will be Victor Lucas Benavides, Matthew Marco Benavides, Nicholas Ortega, J.J. Peña, Sergio Muñoz Jr., and Gerardo Manuel Alaniz.

A special Thank You to the entire staff at Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and to her two care givers, Sulema Garza and Hortencia Horsley for their special care and attention to our dear aunt.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in La Joya, at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Havana Cemetery in Havana, Texas.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lord and I Funeral Home of Peñitas, Texas.

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