Gilberto Luis Salinas, 74, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, at Rio

Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen.

Born in Combes, Mr. Salinas had lived in Edinburg for 20 years and was formerly of Hereford, Texas.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Maria Salinas and a brother, Trinidad Salinas.

Mr. Salinas is survived by his wife, Julia M. Salinas, of Edinburg; eight children, Richard (Diana) Salinas, Gilbert (Magdalena) Salinas, Jr., Norma (Antonio) Cervantes, Antonia (Johnny) Buentello, all of Hereford, Texas, Larry Salinas, Nora (Juan) De Los Santos, Adam Salinas, Anita (Rolando) Martinez, all of Edinburg; 31 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Juana Munoz, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Viola Senteno, of Edinburg; and four brothers, Jesus Salinas and Antonio Salinas, of Homestead, Fla., Amado Salinas, of Palm Springs, Calif. and Hector Salinas, of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Funeral services were held Dec. 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edinburg. Burial was at Valley Memorial Gardens in Pharr. Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg.