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1918 Alicia 2020

Alicia Patiño

January 3, 1918 — December 26, 2020

Alicia Patiño, 102, entered into eternal rest on December 26, 2020. Alicia was born in Rio Grande City, Texas on July 03, 1918. She married Jesus Jose Patiño who was from Laredo. Alicia and Jesus were married for 65 years. They had four children: Irene, Jesus Jose Jr., Imelda, and Adrian.

During their early years of marriage, Jesus and Alicia were migrant workers. During the day, their children attended a little red school house for migrants and then would join their parents afterschool picking cotton, strawberries, or whatever was in season. Alicia and Jesus were hard workers. Alicia started working at the age of 12 when her father passed away. In those days, going to school was not mandatory; so Alicia worked to help support her family. She had very little formal education and was unable to help her children with their schoolwork. Alicia, however was a great teacher because she taught her children the importance of faith and the importance of caring for others by showing gratitude, respect, and love for one another.

Alicia was preceded in death by her husband, Jesus Jose Patiño; her children: Irene, Jesus Jose Jr., and Adrian; and her siblings, Juan Villarreal and Lucia Villarreal Garcia.

Alicia is survived by her daughter, Imelda Patiño Murillo; her granddaughter, Imelda Patiño; her grandsons, Jose R. Murillo Jr. and Javier J. Murillo; her great-grandsons, Christian, Thomas, and Matthew; and her great-granddaughters, Ava, Mia, and Chloe Murillo. She is also survived by her sibling, Amparo Klein.

A special thanks to Dr. Luis M. Benavides, Mr. Charles Brunner, Kirt Cuellar, Ricardo Salinas, and their great staff for providing invaluable support to the family. Special thanks also to Alicia’s caregivers: Martina Benavides, Antonia Parra, Rosalinda Flores, Rosa Medina, Teresa Rosales, and Sandra Contreras. Alicia’s family is also thankful for all family members’, neighbors’, and friends’ prayers and support.

Due to the current pandemic, the Rite of Committal & Interment will be held privately by the family at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you consider making a donation to: Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis TN 38101-9929 or Texas Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 2165, Houston, TX 77252-2165; you may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at:

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.

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