On Thursday, August 12, 2010, Celia Cazares Urbina, 74, passed away peacefully at her home in Galveston, Texas surrounded by her loving family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 17, 20 I 0 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1302 Broadway, Galveston, Texas, with Fr. John Bok, O.F.M., Celebrant. Entombment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum in Galveston under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. Mrs. Urbina's family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where a Vigil Service, followed by The Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Mrs. Urbina was born on October 31, 1935 in Dr. Arroyo, N.L., Mexico to Brigido Cazares and Maria Romero Cazares. At the age of 20, she vacationed on the island where she met the love of her life Francisco E. "Big-Train" Urbina, Sr. The two married and for 53 years were lovingly devoted to each other and to their union, shared their lives with four wonderful children and three very loving grandchildren. Celia was a loving and kind woman. The matriarch of her family, her primary responsibility was to nurture and care for her husband and their children. She enjoyed family get together’s and gatherings at her home, cooking the very favorite dishes that everyone enjoyed the most. Holidays were special to her and the more time she shared with family and friends during these meaningful times, the more simply she completed the special celebrations of the day. Celia was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She was a very gifted and talented seamstress. She loved to crochet and she enjoyed gardening and cooking. Celia was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many and she will most lovingly be remembered for her special life and dedication to those she loved.
Celia is preceded in death by her parents, Brigido and Maria Cazares, her sisters, Guadalupe C. Martinez, Dora C. Martinez, Julia C. Benitez and also her brother, Brigido Cazares. She leaves behind many fond memories with her husband of 53 years, Francisco Elias Urbina, Sr. of Galveston, TX, her loving daughter, Elizabeth Urbina of Galveston, TX and her three sons, Francisco Urbina, Jr., Philip Urbina and Leo Urbina and wife, Kelly, also all of Galveston, TX. Also sharing in her loss are Celia's three very loving grandchildren, Ashli Kashmiere Urbina, Chelsi Michelle Urbina and Brandon Rosalio Urbina, all of Galveston and also one brother, Elias Romero Cazares and wife, Gloria. Celia is also cherished by her loving extended family, Alfred and Retta Lopez and their son, Ivan Lopez, numerous loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, a host of other loving family and many friends. She will forever be remembered in the hearts of her family and friends always.
Pallbearers are Albert Trevino, Rudy Hernandez, Vic Gonzales, Ivan Lopez, Elias Cazares, Jr., Alfred Lopez and Johnny Gutierrez. Honorary pallbearers are Margarito Sendejas, Elias Cazares, Sr., John Cornell and Gustavo Hernandez, Sr.
Mrs. Urbina's family would like to extend a special thank you to her physicians and caregivers who so diligently cared for her during her illness. Most especially, our deepest gratitude to the UTMB House-Call Physicians Program and Dr. Loretta Grumbles, Dr. Liliana Andrade and Dr. Anwar Monroy, as well as, the entire staff at the Geriatric Clinic and personal care provider, Judy Ann Thomas and the Amedisys Home Health Agency and its nursing staff Johanna Harless and Brooke Simpson for the wonderful care and attention given during this most difficult time. We appreciate so much your concern and attention given our family and are most grateful for your thoughtfulness.
Friends may sign the register book and send the family condolences at www.carnesbrothers.com/contactus. Please include the Urbina name.