Jose “Tules” Gertrudis Partida, 91, died Thursday, April 23, 2009 at LifeCare Hospital in McAllen.

Tules was born in Dr. Arroyo, N.L. Mexico, to Cosme Partida and Juanita Lumbreras Morales, November 15, 1917. He came to live in Edinburg with his parents when he was only 9 months old. His Children will always remember him as a strong, hard-working man who survived several serious illnesses and never complained of pain or tiredness until the end. He taught his children the value of hard, honest work, and the value of getting a good education.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Cosme and Juanita Partida; a brother, Hilario Partida. Tules is survived by his wife of 70 years, Adela Cantu Martinez Partida of Edinburg; six sons, Guadalupe (Hilda) Partida and Armando (Lupita) Partida both of Edinburg, Jose Gertrudis (Diana) Partida Jr. of McAllen, Efrain (Debra) Partida of Alabama, Judge Juan R. (Felicia) Partida of Palmhurst, and Richard Partida of South Bend, Indiana; three daughters, Eulalia Partida, San Juanita (David) Reyes and Olivia (Ricardo) Fernandez, all of Edinburg; 22 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Julian (Alma) Partida of Edinburg; and a sister, Juanita Gomez of Defiance, Ohio.

Visitations were held at Memorial Funeral Home, 208 East Canton in Edinburg. Memorial services were at Edinburg English Seventh Day Adventist Church, 602 W. Wisconsin Road in Edinburg. In lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to charity of your choice.