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Pedro Mendez Pena

Pena, 82

Pedro Mendez Pena of Devine died at the age of 82. He was born in Pearsall on January 25, 1939 to Cruz and Petra Pena.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Florencio and Cruz Pena, sisters Maria Ignacia Cox, Maria Guadalupe Garcia, Maria Teresa Aguilar, sons Jose Antonio Pena, Jose Lewis Pena and great granddaughter Arianna Aguinaga.

Pedro is survived by his wife Maria De Jesus Pena, sisters Marcos (Abel) Moncada and Martha (Alejandro) Rendon, children Jose Lorenzo Pena, Jose Angel (Elizabeth) Pena, Pedro (Tanya) Pena Jr., Alvino (Velma) Saldana, Alberto (Irma) Saldana, Dora (Juan) Peralta, Emma (Jose) Reyes and Celia (Jesus) Rios. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In his youth Pedro was a member of the Boy Scouts of America where he earned many badges. Later his interests changed to farming and ranching. He began farming in Pearsall and in his later years in Devine.

He was a member of the San Antonio Farmer’s Market Association where he served as President for several terms. He was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where he and his wife Maria served as Eucharistic Ministers. They also traveled to area prisons for 18 years on behalf of St. Joseph Catholic Church to minister the Word of God.

Visitation was held Monday August 2 from 3 to 6:45 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home chapel with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass was celebrated Tuesday, August 3, at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Pearsall with interment to follow in the Pearsall Catholic West cemetery.

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Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Devine.