Berta Basaldua passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at the age of 96. She was born to Aniceto Quinones Hinojosa and Olivia Salazar Garcia Hinojosa, on 08/26/1926 in Kingsville, Texas. She enjoyed spending her time with family, traveling to festivals with her late husband, and enjoying the breeze at their ranch. When Berta was younger, she worked at the CC Navy Base working on airplanes. She was a devoted Catholic and had a strong faith in our Heavenly Father. Berta met Tomas Basaldua when they baptized a mutual friend’s baby; and were married for 61 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend; and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas T. Basaldua; grandson, David Thomas Clapper; granddaughter, Christiana Joy Clapper; parents, Aniceto and Olivia Hinojosa; brothers, Eloy Hinojosa, Roberto Elizade, Ramon Hinojosa, and Alfredo Hinojosa; and sisters, Hermodea Huerta, Maria Consuelo H. Lopez, Dora H. Cantu, Olivia Hinojosa, and Maria Lilia H. Martinez.
Among those left to cherish her memory are her children, Emma (David R.) Clapper, Onilia Basaldua, and Thomas T. (Nancy) Basaldua, Jr.; sister, Marcia H. (Jesus) Gonzalez of Kingsville, TX; grandchildren, Catherine (Raymond) Gonzalez, Gabriel Gonzales, Michael (Marcela) Gonzales, Debra Basaldua, Rachel Basaldua, Daniel Basaldua, and Rebecca Basaldua; 9 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and loving family members.
The family will receive condolences on Thursday, November 3, 2022, a Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM; with a holy rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 4, 2022, at Our Lady of Consolation Church, Vattman, TX. Rite of committal and interment will follow at Resthaven Cemetery, Kingsville, TX.
Honoring as pallbearers are Gabriel Gonzales, Michael Gonzales, Eloy Hinojosa, Ernest Huerta, Victor Huerta, Raymond Gonzalez, David Gonzales, Daniel Basaldua, and Erik Soto.