Martina H. Riojas
Published December 11, 2012 2:00am by
Funeral Mass for Martina H. Riojas, 91, of Seminole will be conducted Wednesday (today), December 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the St. James Catholic Church, with Father Paul Karieakatt officiating. Interment will follow in the Gaines County Memorial Cemetery with services under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Seminole. Mrs. Riojas passed away Sunday, December 9 in Seminole.
Mrs. Riojas was born August 9, 1921 in Nueva Laredo, Mexico to Cleofas and Tomasa Herrera. Martina and Sebastian Riojas were married January 11, 1940 in Waco. She was a member of the St. James Catholic Church, the Guadalupenas Society, active in the American Legion Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Riojas is survived by three sons, Sebastian Riojas and wife Anneliese of Seminole, Joe Riojas and wife Sherry of North Carolina, Richard Riojas and wife LaWanda of Seminole; five daughters, Augustina Juarez and husband Jesse of San Angelo, Lois Riojas of Seminole, Janie Espinoza and husband Roland of Seminole, Nancy Brown and husband Robert of Plano and Frances Perry of Austin. She is also survived by two sisters, Isabelle Perez and husband Paul of Waco and Maria Perelez and husband Sortero of Idalou; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Sebastian Riojas, Jimmy Riojas, Ruben Riojas, Thomas Juarez, Brandon Perry and Jesse Juarez.