Ninfa Galvan Guerra was called to be with our Heavenly Father in eternal rest on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
Ninfa was born April 12, 1936 in Reynosa Tamaulipas, Mexico to Manuel and Herlinda Galvan. She married Jorge Duron Guerra in 1955 and for the next 11 years traveled with him during his military service. Ninfa always spoke fondly of the places they lived; from North Carolina to Alaska and back to Texas.
In 1963, Ninfa and Jorge founded El Azteca Restaurant in East Austin where they settled to raise their family. Always the feeder, Ninfa enjoyed her customers and was known to go out of her way to make them feel at home. She could make special dishes for toddlers as easily as creating some of the first Mexican vegetarian dishes in town. In her later years, the matriarch would keep a close eye on everything from that one corner booth.
After retiring from the restaurant, Ninfa continued to enjoy time at their ranch and with family and friends. You could always find her gardening, cooking or watching her favorite telenovela. Ninfa was blessed with so many friends throughout her life.
Ninfa is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jorge D Guerra; her children: George D Guerra, Daniel D Guerra (Flora), Linda D Guerra (Paula) and Dolores D Guerra (James); eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and numerous God children.
Ninfa was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Mario Galvan and her sister, Irma Hernandez.
The family wishes to thank all the staff and hospice personnel that cared for Ninfa.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31st with Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at St. Julia Catholic Church, 900 Tillery St. Entombment will follow in the Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, Ninfa wished for donations to the American Red Cross.