Martha Saenz, 49, of Palestine, Texas, died March 9, 2013 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, Texas surrounded by her family and friends.
Funeral arrangements for Ms. Saenz are under the direction of Emanuel Funeral Home and a memorial service will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 to celebrate her life with father Zacharias Kunnakkattuthara presiding.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
Martha was born April 19, 1963 to Amado Hector Saenz and Josephine Flores Saenz. She was the oldest of six children.
Her interests included traveling and spending time with her family. She devoted much of her time and energy to her five grandchildren who fondly called her “Nannie” and to her job as property manager for Cedarville Mobile Home Park in Palestine. However, her greatest pride and joy were her three loving children- Adrianne, Orlando and Jerry.
She was preceded in death by her father, Amado H. Saenz; and her nephew, Paul Nieto.
Martha is survived by her mother, Josephine Saenz of Palestine, Texas; her sons, Gerardo J. (Jerry) Castillo and wife Griselda of Palestine, and Orlando L. Castillo of Palestine; daughter, Adrianne Florian and husband Edwin of Palestine; grandchildren, Edwin Jr., Alexi and Brianne Florian, Ethan and Aaliyah Castillo; brothers, Gabriel Saenz (Sherri) of Bullard, Cesar Saenz (Vanessa) of Palestine, and Frank Saenz (Kristi) of Palestine; sisters, Teresa DeFoor (David) of Palestine, and Albina Rodriguez (Margarito) of Longview; 14 nieces and nephews, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins,; and her companion for the past 111 years, Mioses Preciado.
In accordance with her wishes, Martha will be cremated and her remains will be taken to Naples Beach, Fla. and cast off to sea. Martha had a heart of gold and was always willing to help anyone in need. She had a vivacious personality and loved young people.
“I Am Always With You”
I am always with you
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do, you mustn’t tie yourself to me
With too many tears,
But be thankful we had so many good years.
I gave you my love, and you can only guess how much you’ve given
Me in happiness.
I thank you for the love that you have shown, but now it’s time I travel
So grieve for me a while, I forgive you must then let your grief be comforted
By trust, that it is on by for awhile
That we must part.”