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Maria Heribertha Santibáñez

March 16, 1942 — February 10, 2024

Maria Heribertha Santibáñez, de 81 años, falleció el Sábado, 10 de Febrero de 2024.


Bertha nació el 16 de Marzo de 1942 en San Agustin del Mirasol en Leon Guanajuato, México, hija de Nazario Carpio y Cenobia Ramirez. La mayor de once hijos, Bertha no tuvo la oportunidad de ir a la escuela. Bertha trabajo en el campo desde niña cosechando papas. Cuando era joven Bertha trabajaba como apiñadora de rebozos. Apiñar rebozos es la 
última parte de la decoracion de los rebozos. Apiñar rebozos es un arte que casi no se practica que las mujeres de Leon aprendian desde niñas. 

 

Cuando Bertha tenía 15 años, conoció al amor de su vida, Juan Santibáñez de 20 años. Él era un conductor de autobús y ella era su pasajera. Los dos se casaron en el Día de San Valentín, el 14 de Febrero de 1957 en la Iglesia Católica de San Miguel. Durante su matrimonio, fueron bendecidos con once hijos. Bertha era una buena madre, la mejor abuelita y una católica devota. Le pidió a Dios que por favor le permitiera vivir lo suficiente como para poder ver que todos sus hijos se sostienen a sí mismos. Dios concedió esta oración y le permitió tiempo adicional para pasar con sus nietos y bisnietos. 


Bertha disfrutraba tejer y cosinar para su familia. Era tradition todos unirnos en casa de abuelita a comer menudo despu
és de misa.


Bertha deja una gran familia para llorar su fallecimiento: su hija Rosa María Ledezma, su hijo y nuera Silvano y Marina Santibáñez, su hija Oliva Santibáñez, su hija y yerno Ma. Eva y José González, su hija y yerno Leonor y Enrique Moreno, su hijo y nuera Juan Francisco y Blanca Santibáñez, su hijo y nuera Nicolás y María Santibáñez, su hija Cenobia Phillips, su hija y yerno Bertha y Fernando Borrego, su hija y yerno Maria Guadalupe y Luis Arriaga, su hija Elizabeth Santibáñez y pareja Jose Davila, 35 nietos y 18 bisnietos. 

 

Para celebrar la vida de Bertha, a su familia le gustaría invitarlo a su visita el Miércoles 14 de Febrero de 6 a 8pm con un rosario que se pronunciará a las 7 en Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan. Su Misa de funeral será el Jueves 15 de Febrero de 2024 a las 11:00 a.m. en la Iglesia Católica de Santa Teresa. Sus restos van a reposar en Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. En lugar de flores, su familia pide que se hagan donaciones a la Iglesia Católica de Santa Teresa.


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Maria Heribertha Santibáñez, 81, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024 surrounded by her family.


Bertha was born on March 16, 1942 in San Agustin del Mirasol, Leon Guanajuato, Mexico to her parents Nazario Carpio and Cenobia Ramirez. The oldest of eleven children, Bertha did not have the opportunity to go to school. As a young girl Bertha worked in the fields harvesting potatoes. As an adolescent she mastered the skill of apiñando rebozos or decorating shawls. Apiñando rebozos is an art that is now rarely practiced that the women of Leon learned as young girls.


When Bertha was 15 years old she met the love of her life, 20 year old Juan Santibáñez. He was a bus driver and she was his passenger. From that day forward they were inseparable. The two married on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1957 at San Miguel Catholic Church. During their marriage, they were blessed with eleven children. Bertha was an amazing mother, the best abuelita and a devout Catholic. She asked only one thing of God, to please allow her the blessing of living long enough to see all her children grow to support themselves. God granted that prayer and allowed her to not only see her children flourish with families of their own, but also to make cherished memories with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 


Bertha enjoyed sewing and cooking for her family. It was tradition for all the family to go to abuelita’s house to eat menudo after attending mass.


Bertha leaves behind a large family to mourn her passing: her eldest daughter Rosa Maria Ledezma, her son and daughter-in-law Silvano and Marina Santibáñez, her daughter Oliva Santibáñez, her daughter and son-in-law Ma. Eva and Jose Gonzalez, her daughter and son-in-law Leonor and Enrique Moreno, her son and daughter-in-law Juan Francisco and Blanca Santibáñez, her son and daughter-in-law Nicolas and Maria Santibáñez, her daughter Cenobia Phillips, her daughter and son-in-law Bertha and Fernando Borrego, her daughter and son-in-law Maria Guadalupe and Luis Arriaga, her daughter Elizabeth Santibáñez and partner Jose Davila, 35 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. 


To celebrate Bertha’s life, her family would like to invite you to her visitation on Wednesday, February 14 from 6 to 8pm with a Rosary to be said at 7pm at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan. Her funeral Mass will be Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 11am at Santa Teresa Catholic Church with graveside services at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that donations be made to Santa Teresa Catholic Church.


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