She was born Nov. 3, 1927, in Falls City to Ausencio Gamboa and Soterra Gamboa. She married Guadalupe R. Rodriguez on Sept. 25, 1946, in Karnes City.
Delfina was a homemaker; an active member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City; a Guadalupanas member; a Crusillistas member; and a member of the Spanish Choir.
She is survived by her sons, Lupe Rodriguez of Kenedy, Moses Rodriguez of Karnes City, Joe Abel Rodriguez of Pasadena, Texas, and Mike Rodriguez of Moore, Texas; daughters Irene Hernandez of Sweetwater, Texas, Linda Diaz of Karnes City, Mary Ann Zamora of Karnes City, Connie Moses of Fort Worth, Norma Goodhue of Karnes City, Laura Zimmermann of Karnes City, and Nora Leal of Karnes City. Delfina is also survived by 26 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant daughter Emma Linda Rodriguez; son Oscar Rodriguez; daughter Belan Rodriguez; brother Joe Gamboa Sr.; and son-in-laws Robert Zamora, and Thomas Hernandez.
A rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday September 2 at Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel in Karnes City, and a funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 3 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City. Father Leon Rubaj officiated. Interment followed in the Karnes City Latin Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Larry Rodriguez, Ryan Zamora, Justin Granado, Richard Rodriguez, Denise Rodriguez, and Roxanne Velasquez. Funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home of Karnes City. The online guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.