On Monday April 8, 2019 Mrs. Josefina Méndez Soto loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother entered eternal rest in San Antonio, Texas.
Mrs. Soto was born on September 1, 1932 in Yoakum, Texas to the late Faustina Mendez Diaz and Clemente Mendez.
Mrs. Soto, in 1953, married Mr. Lauro Soto Martinez and remained married for almost 66 years. Very early on Josefina learned the love of family was the most important thing in life along with her husband they started a family and raised 10 children – 7 sons and 3 daughters. As the years passed, her family grew spanning three generations her children and welcoming 27 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. Josefina was known for her loving and nurturing personality she embodied the traditional dotting mother and grandmother pouring her heart in her cooking especially her tamales that she shared with everyone.
Mrs. Soto is preceded in death by her mother, Faustina Mendez Diaz; brothers, Jesus Mendez and Roberto Diaz. Josefina’s greatest heartbreak was outliving two of her children that now welcome her in Heaven, her two sons; Gerardo Soto and Lauro Soto now share the kingdom of Heaven with their loving mother.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Lauro Soto Sr. and her children Agustin Soto, Juan Angel Soto, Arturo (Maria G.) Soto, Maria G. Soto (David Santos), Eduardo (Paty) Soto, Luis (Melissa) Soto, Zulema S. (Isauro) Valle and her youngest Sandra S. (Luis Eduardo) Valdez, 27 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.
She will be dearly missed by her extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and a Vigil of the Deceased will be held at 7 p.m. in the Hernandez, Lopez and Sons Northside Chapels, 800 Boston St. on San Bernardo Ave.
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