LUCIA R. ARANDA
June 30, 1937- June 8, 2022
Our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Grandma Lucha was an extraordinary individual, full of faith, who had the kindest soul and the biggest heart. She was a strong-willed woman who loved her family with all her might. As the matriarch, she was always the rock for her family in good times and bad, the glue that kept the ARANDA family together. She was blessed with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as great-great-grandchildren, and enjoyed spending many moments with them. She took great pride in having lived to see through several generations. Her love for God was seen through her actions for others. She welcomed everyone with an open heart and an open door to her home, as it was always an ARANDA tradition on Sundays and holidays at Grandmas house.
“La Mom” enjoyed playing Loteria with her daughters, and most recently enjoyed going to Maquinitas. Thank you to Sandra Rodriguez and Bonnie Castillo for your care for La Mom while at Lucky City. Her love for nature was also evident through her gardening as her green thumb made her plants thrive and bloom like no other. Till her last moments, she loved to sit outside to crochet and do her crossword puzzles, all while listening to her “Gallo” Pedro Infante.
She leaves behind countless memories that will forever live on in the hearts and minds of her beloved family and friends. She will be missed tremendously. She also shared her heart and joy with all animals, her birds, cats, dogs and her beloved Grand Dog, her “Niña” Watts, who never left her side.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Jose Aranda Sr and her daughter Maria Elena Aranda.
She is survived by her daughters and sons; Isabel Aranda-De Hoyos (Mario), Marcela Aranda-Garza, Theresa Aranda, Jose Aranda Jr (Violeta), Millie Aranda-Mercado (Tony), Eduardo Aranda (Sylvia), Lyli Aranda-Cantu (Ruben Jr), and Lucy Aranda-Ballesteros (Juan), granddaughters and grandsons; Jesus Flores IV, Melizza Garcia (Juan), Pablo Garza Jr. (Sofia), Luis Antonio Garza, Marcela Garza, Violetta Aranda, Jose Aranda III, Illeanna Mercado, Tony Mercado Jr., Alex Mercado, Christina Gonzales, Selina Aranda, Luis Castillo III, Amanda Ballesteros, and Juan Jose Ballesteros, great-grandchildren; Albert De Hoyos, Adrian Garcia, Pablo Garza Jr., Jose O. Garza, Carolina Hernandez, Diego S. Garza, Valentina Lucia Aranda, Alexia Gonzales, Carina Gonzales, Areli Ballesteros, Haley Maddison Blair, Lucille Adele Blair, and Natalie Grace Blair, great-great-grandchildren; Cody Jay Hernandez, and Jadah Marie Hernandez.
The family will be receiving condolences on Friday evening, June 10, 2022 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday morning, June 11, 2022 departing at 9:45 a.m. from Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels to St. Patrick Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
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 Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.