She was born in Toledo, Ohio and moved to Texas with her family as a young child. She was the first Latina Justice of the Peace for Karnes County. She worked many years in government and was president of the Karnes City High School PTA.
Survivors include her mother Livier Clary, two siblings; Anita Rodriguez-Wakelin of Colorado, and brother Dr. Javier Jeff Rodriguez of Dallas; daughter Mary Jane Rodriguez; two grandchildren, Katlyn "Katy" and Karen; and two aunts of Houston and their families.
There will be a public memorial service in her memory, date is pending. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.