Carmen Serrano Camina
Carmen Serrano Camina
  • August 27, 1931 - December 18, 2017
  • San Antonio, Texas

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Carmen Serrano Camiña went to be with her Lord on December 18, 2017 at the age of 86. Carmen was born on August 27, 1931 in San Lucas, Michoacan, Mexico to Francisco Serrano and Feliciana Jaimes. She was the oldest of six children and grew up in the quiet rural town of Tiquicheo in colonial central Mexico where her father was a cattle rancher.

In 1952 she married her husband of 58 years, Armando Camiña, who was sent to Mexico to vaccinate cattle as part of the United States Commission for the Eradication of Aftosa Fever. They met in Tiquicheo, fell in love and after their wedding moved to Armando's hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Carmen was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She was also a devote Catholic, a member of the Guadalupanas, and enjoyed traveling, including going to visit the Basilica in Rome and to the Holy Land. In 1966 she became naturalized and remained a proud and loyal citizen of the United States.

Carmen's entry into heaven is being celebrated by those who preceded her in death: her loving husband Armando, her parents, her brother Jesus, and her oldest daughter who died during childbirth. Her loss will be grieved by her surviving family: son Armando Camiña, Jr., daughter Ophelia Camiña-Flegle and husband Jim Flegle, grandchildren Ariana Camiña, Alexandra Flegle and James Flegle, great-grandson Brice Camiña, sisters Rafaela Serrano, Concepcion Serrano de Santibañez, and Guadalupe Serrano de Garduño, brother Filadelfo Serrano, sister-in-law Olivia Flores, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank all the special people who walked this journey with us, but especially Carmen's sister Rafaela Serrano, niece Leticia Juarez, Dr. Ana Herrera and Kindred Hospice, for their loving and devoted care in her final days. We take solace knowing that she is now free from the confines of this world, suffers no more, and is once again happy, healthy and at peace.

Family will receive friends at 6 pm on December 28, 2017 at Sunset Funeral Home for a visitation and rosary. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 am on December 29, 2017 at St. Helena Catholic Church. Interment will be on January 2, 2018 at 10 am at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Helena Catholic Church or to the National Kidney Foundation. Condolence may be offered at