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Margarita M. Pedraza

Obituary for Margarita M. Pedraza

September 30, 1926 - April 3, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 91

Beloved Mother


Margarita Morales Pedraza, our beloved mother, was accompanied by angels into Heaven on
April 3, 2018 at the age of 91. Born on September 30, 1926, to Pablo Morales and Anita Hamilton, Margarita grew up on Guadalupe Street in west side San Antonio during the Great Depression and World War II. Her family ran a tailor shop and housed a neighborhood fruit stand in order to support nine children. Margarita attended Lanier High School and went to work to support her mother and younger sister during World War II. She worked at South Kelly Field and Lackland Tailor Shops as a seamstress and cashier, at Normoyle Air Base as a storekeeper, and at Eskay Factory as an inspector. She married her love Roberto S. Pedraza after he returned from his U.S. Navy and South Pacific assignments in 1946 and dedicated herself to raising their 4 children alone after he passed away in 1961. She instilled faith, hard work, service to community and country, proper planning and organization, plus strict morals and values for her children. Margarita loved beautiful clothes and shoes, make-up and jewelry, music and dancing, picnics, and family celebrations. She had a green thumb and raised roses, irises, gardenias, chrysanthemums, peaches and herbs. Margarita was fiercely independent, made quick decisions, prayed constantly and taught her children to do the same. She was an excellent cook and baked pies, cookies and "pan dulce" on a regular basis. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roberto de los Santos Pedraza; her parents, Pablo and Anita Hamilton Morales; her sisters, Josefina Madrid, Rosa Morales, Eva Maldonado; and her brothers, Pablo, Francisco, Raul, Juan, and Eduardo Morales. Margarita's survivors include her sister: Aurora Negrete; her children: Robert M. (Beatrice) Pedraza, Olga Pedraza Naef, Dora Maria (David) Espiritu , Carmen (Rory) Keeth ; grandchildren: Navella Marie Pedraza, Melissa Ann Pedraza, Tom (Jennifer) Moreno Jr., Jason Anthony Moreno, Melina Espiritu (Jose) Azocar, Vanessa (Joseph) Garza, Ron David (Melissa) Espiritu, Alanna Truitt, Aaron Ray Keeth; June Pedraza, Celest (Kevin) Gress, Irene Pedraza, and Michelle Pedraza; great-grand-children: Tomas III, Michael, Sebastian, and Dominic Moreno; Sunita Rosalinda Pedraza; Christian and Alexander Garza; Chloe and Sophie Azocar; Joaquin and Naima Espiritu, Asah Humphreys, Amelia Gress and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family. Pall bearers will include: Tom Moreno Jr., Jason Moreno, Tomas Moreno III, Ron David Espiritu, Sebastian Moreno and Christian Joseph Garza. Our family would like to thank special caretakers Margarita Mann, Esperanza Zuniga, Gloria Barajona, roommate and cousin, Velia Gomez, and the staff at Stone Oak Care Center. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 4:00pm to 6:30pm pm at Porter Loring Mortuary.


FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018

Rev. Msgr. Kevin E. Ryan will officiate. Interment will follow at San Fernando#2.

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San Antonio, TX 78212
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