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Carmen Medina

June 17, 1931 — March 19, 2023


Carmen Medina, born on June 17, 1931, was one of nine children born to Jesus and Dolores Medina. 

Carmen was born in Gary, Indiana, and during her early childhood moved to Guanajuato, Mexico with her brothers and sisters to live with their maternal grandparents. 

In their teenage years, Carmen and her siblings moved back to their beloved USA and made Weslaco their home. 

Shortly after making Weslaco home, the family became members of La Santisima Trinidad United Methodist Church, while both her brothers Arturo and Charlie joined the Military the girls remained in Weslaco.

Carmen worked in retail for part of her life and later for the Cafeteria Department of Weslaco I. S. D. where she joyfully served the students their meals with a genuine smile. While employed with W.I.S.D. Carmen was recognized and received several awards for her dedication and hard work before ultimately retiring. Carmen worked all her life but she never let her work life interfere with her commitment to her church and her church obligations. Wednesday evening you could always find her at church as well as early morning Sunday School and morning Service. If there was an activity at church whether it be visiting a church member who was sick, cleaning the church, or preparing food for an upcoming food event Carmen was always front and center.

Carmen had a heart of service and was completely devoted to her faith and her precious Heavenly Father. As one of the founders of La Santisima Trinidad United Methodist Church, she dedicated her life to her church and church family.  She served as the church treasurer for many years and was involved in several of the Methodist women’s ministry groups and Church Choir for all their special events.

Carmen’s heart of service was evident in her dedication to helping her sisters, for over 30 years she cared for her sister Elena who suffered from Parkinson’s, her sister Esther, and up to the very end of her life, her older sister Espie. She served them all with love and helped them in any way she could.

Carmen was never married; however, she was like a second mother to her sister Esther’s children Robert, Mandy and Rudy and as the family grew so did her love for their children and their children’s children.

She was a woman of Tradition.  Every Mother’s Day she would order a Mother’s Day Bouquet and take her sisters Espie and Esther and head out to the cemetery to celebrate their mother.

Christmas Eve was the highly anticipated Holiday at the Tias house by all the family.  It was Tia Carmen’s favorite time of the year because like a true mother hen she would have pretty much her entire world under one roof … her sisters Elena, Espie and Esther who lived in Weslaco, Sister in Law Amparo, Nephew Charlie Jr. with wife Barbara and children Priscilla and Ben came in from Houston, Robert and wife Miros with children Monica, Marissa, Bobby and all their children would make it a point to be present. As the nieces and nephews married, their spouses would join in on the festivities. Tia Carmen was in charge of the Tamales and Tia Espie always made the pastries and salsa. Once everyone’s tummies were full all the children would gather round and Tia Carmen would pass out their Christmas envelopes. This grand event was followed by New Year’s Buñuelos. We would either go to Tia Carmen’s to eat this yummy treat that she made with so much love.  If for some reason we couldn’t stop by she would make it a point to drop some off.

While her church family was very important she had a true balance, her family was just as important and she always made sure that she lovingly led as many of her nieces and nephews to Christ.  She did this in many ways, taking them to Church, Sunday School, and to Vacation Bible School during the summertime. 

Carmen ministered to her family with words from her precious book of Life, the Bible, and most importantly with her actions. She set the example of a True Woman of God, her deeds spoke louder than any words ever could.

If you needed someone to lean on, needed a ride to church, work, or the grocery store, good counsel, a prayer, a hug, or a smile Carmen was always available. Carmen was the epitome of a True Servant of God, she planted many Godly seeds on acres and acres of fertile soil and it is because of this that Carmen Medina will live on for many years to come!

Carmen is preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Dolores Medina, siblings, Benjamin Carlos Medina, Raquel Medina, Rosali Medina, Elena Medina McClure, Carlos Medina, Esther Medina Sifuentes, nephews, Rudy Sifuentes and Daniel Medina.

She is survived by her older brother Arturo Medina Sr., sister, Esperanza Medina, and Isaias Deleón, who was like a son, never leaving Carmen's side, to the point of moving his wife and family close to Carmen to help with daily needs, and many nieces and nephews.

With this I close and say “We will always Love You Tía Carmen” and from Heaven she is saying  “I LOVE YOU MORE” …

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