San Juanita was born Feb. 20, 1945 in Karnes County, the daughter of Ramon Velasquez and Angelita Gonzales Velasquez. In 1980, San Juanita married Samuel Arenas in Kenedy. San Juanita worked as a medicine aide for 20 years at the Karnes City Health and Rehab Center.
Survivors include her husband, Samuel Arenas; her daughter, Anna Lisa Arenas; her son, Domingo Perez; her sisters, Josefine Ramon and Maria Perez; and her brothers, Ruben Velasquez, Roy Velasquez and Ramiro Velasquez.
Preceded in death by her parents, Ramon and Angelita Velasquez.
A rosary was recited, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at 7 p.m., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Kenedy, with Rev. Norbert Herman officiating. Interment followed in the Loma Alta Cemetery, Kenedy.
Pallbearers were Rico Perez, John Eric Garcia, Christopher Parker, Matthew Arenas, Roel Rodriguez and Mario Perez.