April 14, 1947 ~ December 29, 2021
Born in: Rio Verde, Mexico
Resided in: Bryan, Texas
At the age of 74, Elvira Medina passed into the presence of the Lord on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. She was born on April 14, 1947 in Cañada Grande, municipality of Rio Verde, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. There, she met and married José Guadalupe Medina, with whom she lived happily married for more than 57 years. Living in Bryan since 1975, she was a great wife, mother, Tita, sister, aunt and friend. She worked for Bryan ISD for over 20 years with a work ethic surpassed by few. She always instilled in us the importance of education so that we would not have to work as hard as she did. She became a U.S. citizen in 1997 and proudly wore red, white and blue every 4th of July. After her retirement from BISD, she loved spending time with her three granddaughters. Even if she was sick and tired, they always brightened her day with their antics.
Her favorite pastimes included working in her garden with her plants and flowers, doing puzzles with her granddaughters, keeping up with the news, and running errands with her husband. They were always together. The simple things in life were what made her happiest. One of her most important accomplishments was being a faithful Catholic. For over 40 years she was a member of Santa Teresa, a devotee of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Virgins of San Juan and Guadalupe. In 1994, she had the joy of living a Cursillo de Cristiandad in Jarrell, Texas. Since then, she served others and her Church as she could. In spite of her health, she was a great example to many of how to love and serve the Lord. The Cursillo ministry took her to different churches within Central Texas, and she made lifelong friendships with many. Wherever she went, she never met a stranger.
She was happiest when surrounded by her family. She had a gift for storytelling, with an infectious laugh and a great sense of humor. With her 57 years of marriage, she left us a great example of what a marriage should be along with an example of a mother’s devoted love for her children. She was always there for us no matter the day or the hour, and her advice will continue to guide us forever.
Our best friend and confidant is gone, but we have faith that she will now enjoy the rewards promised by our Lord Jesus Christ and will now be our guardian angel. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters and is survived by her husband, Jose Guadalupe Medina; son, Jose Medina, JR; daughter, Juanita Medina Rodriguez; son-in-law, Jesus Rodriguez; granddaughters, Melissa, Emily and Jessica Rodriguez; brothers, Miguel and Heriberto Saldaña; sister, Agustina Salazar Saldaña; and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and close friends. The best wife, mom and Tita. We will miss you very much, but you will live in our memories and hearts forever.