Obituary: Angelina Reyes Marion

Angelina Reyes Marion, 85, of San Antonio, passed away on Monday July 23, 2018. Angie was born in Kingman, Kan., on October 25, 1932, adopted by the late Maria Rodriguez and Tranquilino C. Reyes.

She was raised in Newton, Kan., and resided there until she met and married the love of her life, Benjamin Sanchez. They moved to Wichita, Kan., where they raised their family. Angie’s passion were her children. She was involved in their after-school activities, Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls.

Angie was a special person and mother to all of her children’s friends.

Her love of music was passed on to her family through music lessons, band practices and school concerts. Her weeknights and weekends would be full, playing an active role in their endeavors. While living in Wichita, she went back to school and became a licensed vocational nurse.

In 1969, the aircraft industry was booming and the family moved to Mexico City, Mexico where her husband opened the first of their fixed-based operations of private and governmental aircraft service centers.

During the 1970’s, her children and grandchildren relocated to San Antonio, Texas and Angie’s love for her family beckoned her to relocate. She shared the experience of life, memories and stories of her parents, family and friends with each generation.

Angie was preceded in death by her parents Maria and Tranquilino Reyes, two husbands, Retired Lt. Col. Louis Marion and Benjamin Sanchez, as well as her beloved youngest daughter Debra Denise Sanchez and her adored brother Felix A. Reyes.

Survivors include her daughter Diana (Mario) Arevalo and son Benjamin (Cindy) Sanchez; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson all of San Antonio, Texas; her younger sisters, Anita Guevara of San Antonio and Tina Reyes of Newton, Kan.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 5:30 p.m., Thursday August 9, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2018, both at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Inurnment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with the Altar Society’s Kitchen Fund of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Kan., 67114.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.