Funeral services for Cora Madalyn Jimenez Caballero, 87, were Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale. Interment followed at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale. Rev. Ramon Frayna officiated.
Mrs. Caballero died Friday, April 5, in Llano.
She was born July 22, 1925, in Galveston to John C. and Urania (Alvarado) Jimenez.
Mrs. Caballero was raised in the Galveston area and was a proud BOI’er ( born on the island).
She married John Joseph Caballero on Jan. 29, 1949, in Galveston.
Mrs. Cabellero lived with her son and daughter-in-law in Llano for the past seven years. She loved her family and she was a strong-spirited woman with a passion for honesty.
Mrs. Caballero had also lived in Rockdale, Dickinson and Dripping Springs.
She was a homemaker and had worked for a custom home builder, was a social worker at Galveston Medical Branch and worked for a subcontractor at NASA as an administrative assistant.
She enjoyed sewing quilts, watching hummingbirds on her porch, attending and hosting family get-togethers, drinking tree-ripened apple cider and making an occasional trip to Coushatta.
Mrs. Caballero was preceded in death by her parents, John C. and Urania Jimenez, and by her husband, John J. Caballero, on Aug. 1, 1989.
Survivors are a son, John Caballero and wife Susan of Llano; and four sisters, Natalie Jimenez, Armida Jimenez, Urania Hester and Thelma Chavez; also, a large number of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers were John “Gar” Warnement, Terry Hester, Larry Joe Ochoa, Stephen Kapalski, Todd Puckett and Donnie Lambright.