Altagracia “Alta” Medina

Altagracia “Alta” Medina, 90, entered eternal rest on Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Edinburg Regional Medical Center in Edinburg. She was born on April 22, 1919, on the Santa Fe Ranch, San Manuel, to Aureliano Garcia and Concepcion Flores Garcia. She was a life long resident of the Linn/San Manuel community.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gilbert Medina, Sr.; brothers; Guadalupe Garcia, Ignacio Garcia, Noe Garcia, Octavio Garcia and Armando Garcia; sisters, Ester Garcia and Olivia Diaz.

She is survived by her loving sons, Gilbert Medina Jr., Indalecio (Angelica) Medina, and Rene (Ellie) Medina; daughters, Elia Ester (Richard) Flores and Nina Medina, sister; Maria De La Luz “Lulu” Gonzalez; grandchildren, Noe Medina, Erika (Richard) Medina Ponce, Cynthia (Kris) Carter, Lorisa Medina, Yesenia Medina, Andy Medina, Robert Adrian Palacios, Vanessa Palacios, Michael Rocha, Ronnie Rocha, Raphael Ibanez, Melinda (Octavio) Alarcon, and Rolando Medina; great-grandchildren, Renee Ponce, “Trey” Tlaloc Alarcon, and Citali Alarcon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Sunday, June 7, from 2 to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace at Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg, with a rosary prayed at 7 p.m. Christian mass was held on Monday, June 8, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Edinburg. Christian burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Edinburg.

Serving as pallbearers were Noe Medina, Andy Medina, Robert Adrian Palacios, Ronnie Rocha, Rolando Medina, and Raphael Ibanez. Funeral services were entrusted to Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg.