“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” John 14:1.
Ana Maria Gonzales Salinas, age 61, joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom on Sunday, February 02, 2020.
Ana was born on March 11, 1958 in Bryan, Texas to Hilda and Col. Carlos Gonzales. As the daughter of an Air Force pilot, Ana experienced an international childhood, traveling all over the world. Ana graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
After college, Ana became a Certified Public Accountant and spent the next three decades performing accounting services for several South Texas businesses. In the 1980s, Ana helped break down barriers as one of the foremost women to enter the field in South Texas as Controller of Lobo Resources, an oil and gas company. In the 1990s through 2000s, Ana worked with Hilltop Farm Ltd., a real estate development company, to usher in two new subdivisions in South Laredo, Los Presidentes and Las Americas. She went on to open her own successful accounting firm, Ana Maria G. Salinas, Inc.
A natural born career woman, Ana even met the love of her life at work. Ana met Octavio Salinas II while they were both working with Laredo Packing Company and the two married in 1987. Together, the two were blessed with three beautiful and inherently driven girls, Alejandra and twins, Jacqueline and Dominique.
Ana was a loving and compassionate person with an incredible intellect. She was also a devout Catholic who attended and volunteered at St. Patrick’s Church. Her husband, Octavio, often said, “she was the most beautiful and brilliant woman I ever met.” She worked tirelessly for her family, friends, and clients and shall forever remain an inspiration to her daughters of what a strong and hard-working woman can achieve. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and her beloved dog, Bella.
Ana is survived by her devoted husband of over thirty years, Octavio Salinas II; her three daughters, Alejandra, Jacqueline, and Dominique; her parents, Hilda and Col. Carlos Gonzales; her brother and sister-in-law, Carlos and Teresa Gonzales; her dearest friend, Lucha Franco; and her many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 07, 2020 at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd. A Chapel Service will commence at 12 noon.
Inurnment will be held at a later date.
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Road, Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.