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Aida Porras

August 24, 1937 — February 15, 2014

WOMEN sit, or move to and fro--some old, some young; the young are beautiful--but the old are more beautiful than the young.  Walt Whitman

Aida Leon Porras, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed to her eternal rest on Saturday, February 15, 2014. While she will be greatly missed, she led a full life of love and service to others. She was a nutrition program aide for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service for 30 years. The health and economic conditions of many families improved as a result of her giving, teaching and advocacy. Her philosophy of life was captured in a Starr County Town Crier article in 1993, “I think we are all travelers in this journey of life and we each start with an empty traveling bag. But each time we do something good for someone else, it fills our bag. Some people only think of themselves and they’ll end up with an empty bag. But that’s the only reason we’re here, to help others.”

Mrs. Porras was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, August 24, 1936 but was raised in Tuscon, Arizona. She proudly became a naturalized citizen of the United States and graduated from Pueblo High School in 1957. She married Medardo Porras Jr., while he was stationed at the Davis-Monthan Airforce Base in Tuscon, Arizona. Shortly after the birth of their first son, Domingo, they moved to San Manuel, Texas. They later moved to Edinburg, Texas. They were happily married for 56 years and had 5 children, Blanca Estela Garza (married to Francisco), Domingo Porras (married to Araceli), Medardo Porras III (married to Laura), Maria Victoria Garcia (married to Martin) and Francisco Javier Porras (married to Jessica). She is survived by her husband, 5 children, their spouses, 11 grandchildren and brother, Hector Enriquez from Tucson, Arizona.

Mrs. Porras was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg, Texas. She was a founding member and leader of a women’s prayer group that meets every Tuesday for over 30 years. She was known as a prayer warrior. Family, friends and neighbors came often for prayer and special counsel. Mrs. Porras and her husband also served as pre-marital counselors through the church. One of her favorite scriptures was Philippians 4:19, “And my God shall supply all your need, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

She often baked bread and made deliveries to sick friends and neighbors. Mrs. Porras was an avid music lover. Many mornings upon entering the house, one would hear worship songs or love ballads. She will be remembered for her steadfast love of others and her vibrant love of life.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of Edinburg Regional Hospital, her personal physician, Dr. Luis Delgado and Father Bob Charlton and members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

The viewing will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 5:00pm. to 9:00 p.m. today, with a 7:00 p.m. rosary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow to Hillcrest Memorial Park in Edinburg. Pallbearers will be, Robert Perez, Saul Porras, Diego Porras, Martin Porras Jr., Joe Gonzales, Manuel Joel Porras.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Fund for the Poor.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg.

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