Antonia Aldape Barajaz, 86, of Dickinson, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, in Webster, Texas. She was born May 6, 1930, in Genoa, TX, and moved to League City as a little girl. She graduated from League City High School in 1948. Antonia married the love of her life, Asencion Barajaz, on December 31, 1950. She spent her working years at a few different jobs: 11 years with Alexander’s Drug Store managing the fountain; and 48 years as an office assistant at Norman Frede Chevrolet. She also operated ChaCha’s Hall & Restaurant in Dickinson for 10 years. Antonia retired in April 1998. She was a longtime member of Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church, where she was active in the Catholic Daughters. Antonia was an avid bowler and absolutely loved to dance.
Antonia was preceded in death by her father, Isaac Aldape; mother, Carolina Pena; brothers, Ralph and Joe Aldape; and sisters, Berta Aldape and Angelina Reyes Olivares.
She is survived by her husband, Asencion Barajaz; daughters, Elvira L. Rangel and husband, Gaston; and Lydia A. Palos and husband, Tony; sons, Leonard A. Barajaz and wife, Sofia; and Donato O. Barajaz and wife, Linda; grandchIldren: Priscilla A Barajaz; Stephanie M. Barajaz and husband, Ivan; Yvonne D. Barajaz; Sencion S. Barajaz; Leonard “Anthony” Barajaz and wife, Kim; Steven A Barajaz; Christopher J. Rangel; Rebecca L. Coronado and husband, Carlos; Elaine “Brooke” Leal; Christian Nicole Palos; and Tracy P. Shaffer and husband, Sid; great grandchildren: Jade A Hernandez; Carlos J. Coronado; Chloe J. Coronado; Luke Barajaz; DeAngelo Barajaz; Kaylee Barajaz; Alyssa M. Barajaz; Lily A. LaCour; Ayden I. Morales; Layla R. Barajaz; and Patrick C. Shaffer; great great grandchild, Jaden Mickey Wiggins; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Antonia’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Thursday, July 14, at True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson. A rosary will begin at 7:00 pm.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Friday, July 15, at True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson with entombment following at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson.
Pallbearers will be Leonard Anthony Barajaz, Christopher Rangel, Hector Ibarra, Steven Barajaz, Sencion J. Barajaz, and Apolonio Rios. Honorary pallbearers will be Carlos Coronado and Ivan Morales.
Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, www.komen-houston.org