Aida Isela Blanco Tullos, a longtime resident of Brownsville, Texas, peacefully entered eternal salvation with the Lord on April 14th. Aida was the 2nd to the last child born to Presbyterian Pastor Asuncion Blanco and Hortencia Maldonado Blanco on Christmas Day in the city of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. This holy day of the birth of Christ was a catalyst that led Aida to a long religious and righteous journey throughout her 95 years of life. A journey filled with love, hard work, sacrifice, devotion, a loving husband and 6 adoring children.
Aida arrived in Brownsville in 1940, when her father, Pastor Asuncion Blanco, was appointed to be the minister of the Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana at 616 E. Jefferson. Shortly thereafter, Aida attended a parochial school, Escuela Presbiteriana Mexicana, in Taft, Texas, where she continued her basic academic studies and learned English which she learned to speak and read well. After graduating, she began working as a bookkeeper for the J.C. Penney Department store on Elizabeth Street. In 1967, she enrolled in American Citizenship classes and became a Naturalized United States Citizen.
At a religious encampment hosted by the Presbyterian and Methodist churches, she was introduced to Oscar H. Tullos, who was attending Southern Methodist University. Their courtship lasted a few mothers, and the marriage ceremony was performed by her father, Pastor Asuncion Blanco on June 4, 1946.
Both were blessed with 6 surviving children: Oscar Jr. (Melissa) of Brownsville, (Grandchildren: Jonathan Craig, Robert Ryan, Allen Phillip, & Adam Clinton); Roland Harry (Anna) of Allen, Texas, (Grandchildren: Jennifer Lynn & Katherine Marie); Darlene (Eddie) Medrano of Harlingen, TX, (Grandchildren: Elizabeth Jane, Rebecca Aida, & Christine Marie); Clifford (Sherry) of San Antonio, (Grandchildren: Zachary Tyler & Cliff Alexander); Sandra Marcia Saccar of Brownsville, TX, (Grandchildren: Michael Andres & Michelle Lea) and Randolph Gary (Elvia) of Pearland, TX, (Grandchildren: Randolph Oscar & William Lorenzo). Great-grandchildren are: Robert Ryan Tullos, Jr. and Camilla Tullos.
Aida Isela is preceded in death by her husband, Professor Oscar H. Tullos who taught in Brownsville at Cummings Middle School and as Department Chair of Foreign Languages at Texas Southmost College. In addition she outlived her affectionate siblings: Nellie, Judith, Aurora, Adiel, and Mario Blanco.
We are grateful and appreciative of the numerous caregivers over the years for their work in assisting our Mother in her daily tasks. Also, we are very thankful for her devoted ard playing friends: Mrs. Maria Perez, Mrs. Socorro Saldaña, & Mrs. Norma Nomeli, who dutifully played card games twice a week for hours on end. Their card games were a joy that brought excitement and happiness to Aida throughout the decades.
Our mother was a beautiful person with an exuberant and exciting personality who had plenty of energy. All that we are we owe to our mother and father. We attribute our success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education we received from them both. She was an Angel in Our Lives.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, with a prayer service scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening in the East Chapel at Darling Mouser Funeral Home, 945 Palm Blvd. A Memorial Service honoring Aida will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018, at Darling-Mouser, with burial to follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens at 4464 Old Port Isabel Road. Aida will be buried next to her loving husband, Oscar.
My condolences and prayers to the Tullos family. Your mom always was such a beautiful and kind woman. God bless and be with you all. Love, Patricia (Patti)
Patricia Dodson SaenzRound Rock, TX
Surely, the Lord was in this place! Last night’s memorial for Oscar and Melissa Tullos’ mother, Aida, was truly a blessing for me. The Holy scriptures and benevolent testimonies spoken as well as the singing of sacred songs revealed how precious Mrs. Aida Tullos really was and always will be.... the special effort displayed by the entire Tullos families certainly will have its joyful and reverent affections to remember. God bless Aida and God bless the entire Tullos family; may we too live up to all that the Lord requires of us!
Allow the Lord to be between us always,
Lillian, VicToria, and James Seguin
Lillian A. SeguinRancho Viejo, TX
May God shower her soul with his mercy of love and peace.
Arvin TuckerBrownsville, TX
We will definitely miss you 😘, but we also know that we will reunite with you again, I’ll make sure and bring the deck of cards. You will never be forgotten, I will always talk about you to your great grandchildren!! Save a spot for me!! Your favorite. Mabel
Mabel Arteaga ZielinskiSan Antonio, TX
I extend my deepest sympathies to the Tullos family. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father. Mrs. Tullos always held a special place in my heart. She was an amazing and loyal friend to my dear mother Faty.
Patty (Garcia) AmadorBrownsville, TX