She was born Feb. 12, 1929 in Rosenburg, TX to Julia Cano and Santos Anaya. She was a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church Karnes City.
Survivors include her sons Ray Cardona and wife Margie of Seguin, TX, Santos Cardona and wife JoAnne of Beeville, TX, Arnulfo Cardona and wife Sylvia of Refugio, TX, Frank Soliz and wife Anna of San Antonio, TX, Jessie Joe Rodriguez of New Braunfels, Fabian Soliz of Karnes City, and Mark Anthony Soliz and wife Rachel of New Braunfels; daughters Elizabeth “Chavela” Morin of Arlington, TX, Julia Tinoco of New Braunfels, Clara Nieto and husband Frank of Kenedy, TX, Augustina “Tina” Pacheco and husband Martin of Seguin, Olga Medrano and husband Gary of New Braunfels, Sylvia Borrego of New Braunfels, Sofia Soliz of Karnes City, and Maria Isabel Toledo and husband Jose of New Braunfels; sister Josie Leal; step-sister Hella Salinas; 53 grandchildren; 77 great grandchildren; and 35 great great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents; first husband Severo Cardona Sr.; husband Francisco Soliz Sr.; sisters Angelita Hernandez, and Elida Anaya; brother Luis Anaya; and step-son Guadalupe Soliz.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel in Karnes City, and a funeral mass was celebrated 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City. Interment followed in the Karnes City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rene Cardona, Fabian Soliz Jr., Jose Luis Arvizu Jr., Jesse Joe Farias, Francisco Barcenas, Lance Pacheco, Lisa Parada, and Amanda Sanders. Funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home of Karnes City where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.