Donaciana De Los Santos
Donaciana De Los Santos
  • September 6, 1928 - December 10, 2017
  • Pasadena, Texas

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Donaciana "Chanita" De Los Santos, 89, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 10, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 6, 1928, in Clarkwood, TX and was raised in Corpus Christi, TX which she considered her beloved hometown. After starting their family, Chanita and her husband, Chale, moved their family to Houston where they raised their 9 kids. She was a stay at home mom who made her children her top priority. After her husband took ill, Chanita began what became many years of childcare in her home. These children became her own in her heart and the love and care she gave them made them part of the family. They lovingly referred to her as "Mama Santos". She treasured each and every one of them.

Chanita is preceded in death by her parents Emilio and Manuela Fernandez, her husband, Salvador "Chale" De Los Santos Sr., daughter, Irma Munoz, 3 sisters and 1 brother.

She is survived by her sons Jimmy (Janie) De Los Santos, Salvador "Pui" (Carmen) De Los Santos Jr, Rudy (Mary) De Los Santos, Johnny (Irma) De Los Santos and Jerry De Los Santos; daughters Irene (David) Gonzalez, Emma (Lupe) Sanchez and Ida (Michael) Nuncio; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and 2 brothers.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her but she leaves behind a legacy of love, strength and faith in her family and all those who loved her.

A visitation will be held Monday, December 18, 2017 from 5-9 pm with a rosary at 7 pm at Crespo Funeral Home, 4136 Broadway, Houston, TX 77087. The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 9 am at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 10727 Hartsook, Houston, TX, 77034 with interment immediately following at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038