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Tanya Lee Colin

January 19, 1982 — November 5, 2023

Tanya Lee Colin

Tanya Lee Colin, a beloved member of the community and an Administrative Assistant for the City of Kingsville for 11 years, passed away on November 5th, 2023. Born on January 19, 1982, in Pearsall, Texas, Tanya was a cherished daughter, sister, wife and mother.

Tanya will forever be remembered as a warm-hearted and generous soul who always wore a smile. She had an infectious energy that made her the life of every party she attended. Whether it was a family gathering or a community event, Tanya's presence would light up the room and bring joy to everyone around her.

As an Administrative Assistant for the City of Kingsville, Tanya played an essential role in the smooth functioning of her workplace. Her dedication to her job was unparalleled as she tirelessly worked to support her colleagues and ensure that everything ran efficiently.  Beyond her professional career, Tanya's greatest passion in life was her family. She adored spending time with them and would often be found cheering on her children at their sports events. Her enthusiasm extended beyond being a supportive mother — Tanya even served as a cheer coach. Her unwavering love and encouragement inspired countless young athletes throughout the years.

In addition to her involvement in sports, Tanya had an artistic side that she lovingly nurtured through various hobbies. Music and karaoke were sources of immense joy for her, allowing her vibrant spirit to shine through song. She also found solace in painting and crafting, pouring her heart into creating beautiful works of art. Tanya had an eye for detail and appreciated the beauty in every brushstroke.  Photography was another passion that allowed Tanya to capture precious moments and create lasting memories. With her camera in hand, she would document every milestone with great care and attention. Her ability to freeze significant moments in time ensured that those memories would be treasured for years to come.

Tanya enthusiastically embraced her role in coordinating and decorating for local City events. One of her favorite tasks was the creation of floats for the La Posada Parade. Her creativity knew no bounds as she meticulously planned and executed stunning displays that would bring a sense of awe and wonderment to all who witnessed them.

Tanya's legacy is one of kindness, love, and selflessness. Her giving nature touched the lives of all those fortunate enough to know her. She leaves behind a multitude of beautiful memories that will forever be cherished by her family, friends, and the community she served.  Tanya Lee Colin will forever be missed but her spirit will live on in the hearts of all those whose lives she touched. May she rest in peace knowing that she made a difference in this world, leaving behind a legacy of love and laughter.

 

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Ismael Chavez; maternal grandfather, Martin Ramos; and paternal grandparents, Thomas and Genoveva Bernal.

 

Among those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jason Colin; children, Jonas Colin and Tegan Colin; parents, David and Matilde Bernal; siblings, Jennifer (Manuel) Buentello, Annie (Marcus) Munoz, and David Jr. (April) Bernal; father-in-law, William (Sally) Reyna; mother-in-law, Nylvia Chavez; eight nieces; four nephews; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousin and extended family.

 

The family will receive condolences from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2023, at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary in Kingsville, Texas; with a holy rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church.  A rite of committal and interment will follow at Chamberlain Cemetery.

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Condolences

Friday, November 10, 2023

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

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Holy Rosary

Friday, November 10, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Mass

Saturday, November 11, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church

715 N 8th St, Kingsville, TX 78363

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Rite of Committal and Interment

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

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