Francisca Lily Martinez Romero (1935-2019)

Francisca Lily Martinez Romero, known to most as Nena, passed away at her home in Kyle, Texas surrounded by her caring family on Friday, April 5, 2019.

She was born on Sept. 21, 1935 in Goforth, Texas and lived there until she was called by Our Heavenly Father at the age of 83.

Romero never worked outside the home but worked on the farm until she was no longer able to. She had a love of animals and being outside. Anyone who visited Romero would often find her working on the fence or feeding the cows. She also loved to spend time at flea markets and garage sales.

Romero is preceded in death by her husband Cresencio Romero, her parents Jacinto Martinez and Teresa Enriquez, brothers Pedro Leal, Juan Leal and Julian Martinez, and sisters Susie Leal and Anita Gamez. She is survived by her son Joe Ruben Herrera and wife Lupe, grandchildren Veronica Herrera and fiancé Edward Villarreal, Mary Ann Perez and husband Marvin, and Steve Avalos and wife Cathy, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral mass for Romero was Wednesday, April 10, at Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda, officiated by Father Amado Ramos. Interment followed at San Juan Cemetery in Prairie Lea, Texas.

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