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Trinidad Navejas

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Trinidad (Trini), was born on January 5, 1931 in Runge, Texas to the late Genaro and Maria De Jesus Tovar, she entered into heaven on November 4, 2019 at the age pf 88. She passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter. Estella, Tony, and Joe Navejas Jr were at her side. Trinidad was preceded in death by husband Jose Angel, son; Francisco, grandsons; James Edward Beltran, Lee Angel Trevino, David Reynosa, and great granddaughter Devin Cree Soto. Siblings; Adolfo, Sabino, Jose, Genaro, Jesus, Petra, and Gilberto. Surviving brothers and sisters; Francis Uribe, Alberto Tovar, Stepbrothers and sisters; Luis Tovar, Juana, Lupe, Olga, Sara, Genaro, and Jose. Surviving sons and daughters; Margaret, Gloria, Jose Angel Jr, Suzy, Estella, Gabriel, Sulema, Janie, and Robert.

The family moved to Mexico when she was very young and she grew up on a 40 hectares ranch in Anahuac, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Trini’s mom passed away when she was young so Trini had to assume the role of her mom, she also worked in the fields, tended to horses, cows, etc.... In her late teens, Trini met and fell in love with a green eyed young man named Jose Angel Navejas. He lived on a ranch nearby and would often come over to visit Trini’s brothers and that’s how they met. They enjoyed going to dances and getting together with friends. When Trini was 19 they were married at the local Catholic Church in Anahuac. Their first child Margaret was born about a year later. In 1951 Jose Angel and Trini moved to McDade, Texas where they lived for a couple years and then moved to Elgin where they lived out the rest of their lives.

Trinidad and Jose Angel raised 10 children during 60 plus years of marriage. The children brought Jose Angel and Trini 35 grandchildren, 94 great grandchildren, and 30 great-great grandchildren. Trini really suffered with the illness of son Francisco, he was born with heart problems and was not expected to live but he lived to be 11 years old. Trini spent many days and hours in hospitals in Austin and Dallas caring for “Franky” until he passed in 1977. Trini and Jose loved spending time with the grand kids and they baby sat for almost all of them at one time or another and they really loved ‘Grandma’. Trini and Jose Angel were very religious people and they raised the children in the Catholic faith. The sons were altar boys and the girls were “Teresitas”. Many hours were spent at the church working in different parish activities especially the annual “Jamaicas”. Trini was a lifelong member of the Guadalupana Society and a member in the Cursillo movement. Trinidad and Jose extended a helping hand to many people in need whether they were friends or strangers. They offered their home to many folks who did not have a place to stay or who were struggling financially. In her retirement years Trini and Jose Angel spent many days and hours cutting and cleaning nopales and cracking pecans. People would come from all over to buy Trini’s nopales and she would give out pecans from her trees to everyone. They also spent many years enjoying their dream of owning a small ranch, 20 acres in Lund community, and raising cows, goats and chickens just like they did in Mexico.

The family welcomes all her friends and family in Christ to celebrate Trinidad’s legacy on earth and her new life with God in heaven. She leaves us behind with a huge void in our hearts. We love you Mommy “via con Dios” until we meet again.

A visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, November 8, 2019, Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 7:00 PM. A Celebration of Mass Christian burial will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, November 9, 2019, Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Elgin Latin Cemetery.