BROWNSVILLE, TX. – Linda de Luna de Lachica, loving mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend entered into eternal rest on Monday, the 21st of November 2022.
Linda was born on the 30th of July 1939 in Brownsville, Texas to her parents, Roberto de Luna and Sophia Franklin Shears. She attended Villa Maria High School in Brownsville, and Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Education. After spending several years teaching in Houston, Texas and spending a few years in San Antonio while her husband was in the U.S. Army, she and her husband Robert moved to Brownsville in 1967 where she undertook a teaching position with the Brownsville Independent School District. She taught at R.L. Martin Elementary School for several years before opening Jo-Lyn Casuals, a retail clothing store in downtown Brownsville. The business was in operation until the mid-1980s when Linda decided to return to her love of children and teaching. She went on to teach for many more years at Russell Elementary School teaching from 3rd grade to pre-kinder until finally retiring from teaching in 2003 to assist her husband with his business.
A devout Catholic, she was an active parishioner of St. Mary, Mother of the Church and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. In her spare time, Linda enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her three sons Robert Joseph de Lachica and his wife Diana, Ernest Albert de Lachica and his wife Sarah, and Albert Edward de Lachica and his wife Marianna; grandchildren Marial de Lachica, Daisy de Lachica, Tessie de Lachica, Albert de Lachica, and Anastasia de Lachica; her surviving younger sister, Irma Jo De Luna Hernandez; her two nieces, Milly Gonzalez and Melissa Hernandez; and family members, Luis Gonzalez and daughter Sophia.
The family gathered for a private entombment at Buena Vista Burial Park in Brownsville, Texas.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family would appreciate donations be made to the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, (956) 682-8101, www.foodbankrgv.com.
Memories of Linda may be shared at www.darlingmouser.com.
Personalized funeral arrangements directed by Steven R. Hieu Bailey and Staff have been entrusted to the care of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home at 945 Palm Boulevard in Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111.