Alfonso (Ponchin) Tijerina passed away Tuesday October 22, 2013 in Del Rio, TX.
Mr. Tijerina was a resident of Galveston for over 30 years and was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church before retiring from G.I.S.D. and moving back to Del Rio.
Alfonso was preceded in death by his wife, Edelmira Terrones Tijerina.
He is survived by his son, Alfonso Tijerina Jr.; daughter, Maria (Alda) Tijerina; grandson, Ryan Alfonso Tijerina, all of Texas City, TX;, longtime companion, Michaela De la Garza of Del Rio, TX; sisters, Berta Tijerina, Olivia Tijerina, and Maria (Lolly) Tijerina, all of Del Rio, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Alfonso’s family will receive visitors from 9:00 until 11:00 am, Friday, October 25th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 am on Friday at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Alfonso was a hard worker who always provided for his family. He instilled in us a strong work ethic, and he LOVED TO DANCE! We will miss you dad.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.