OBIT – Ninfa Peña
MISSION – Ninfa Trevino Peña, 104, passed away on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in her home in Mission.
Mrs. Peña was born on May 8, 1913, to Manuel and Procora Treviño in Mission. She graduated from Mission High School and earned her teaching degree from Texas A&I College (University) in Kingsville. Her first position in the classroom was with the Zapata Independent School District. She married Ernesto Peña in 1937 and resided in Mission.
She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission where she was an elementary grade school teacher in the original Catholic school. She was an active member Damas Catolicas.
Survivors include her children, Ernesto Peña of Mission, Margarita Lozano of McAllen, Fernando Peña of Mission, Mary Lou Perez of Mission, Joe Peña of Mission and Bobby Peña of McAllen; and 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and grandson, Humberto Lozano Jr., and sisters, Amelia Davis, Adela Gomez, Olivia Garza and Ramona de los Santos.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 5 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial follows at San Jose Cemetery in Mission.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Ricardo Lozano, Ernesto Pena III, Xavier Pena, Marco Perez, Omar Pena and Roberto Pena. Honorary pallbearers will be Art Martinez, Milton Lopez, Zach Gaubert and Steve Jube.