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Luz Maria “Lucy” Cantu

Death 29 Oct 2012
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 100006386 · View Source
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ZAPATA, TEXAS - Luz Maria (Lucy) Cantu, 62, beloved sister, aunt and friend joined our Lord on October 29, 2012 at Laredo Medical Center in Laredo, Texas. Miss Cantu is preceded in death by her parents, Ramon O. and Maria De La Luz Cantu and a niece, Cynthia Celene Cantu.

Miss Cantu was a very well known music teacher, who touched the lives of hundreds of young students from grade school thru high schools throughout South Texas. Miss Cantu, a graduate of Texas A & I Kingsville, started her teaching career at Edcouch Elsa High School as an assistant Band Director, she went on to Porter High School in Brownsville also as an assistant Band Director, from there she continued her teaching career at Rio Grande City High School and other RGC District Schools. In 1981 Miss Cantu moved to Zapata as Junior High School Band Director and assistant Band Director of the Mighty Hawk High School Band. Miss Cantu also taught Music at the ZCISD Elementary Schools.

Miss Cantu remained in Zapata until 1995 when she moved to her home town of Edinburg and taught elementary music at Linda Treviño Elementary School, until her retirement in 2001. After retirement she returned back to Zapata where she substituted at the school district and volunteered her time at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Miss Cantu dedicated her life to teaching and promoting music education and was loved by all the students whom she came in touch with. She always encouraged her students to strive for perfection and never give up, she always seemed to bring out the best in all her students.

Miss Cantu is survived by her brothers, Jose Eduardo Cantu of Alleyton, TX and Juan Ramon Cantu of Edinburg, TX one sister, Maria G. (Cookie) and brother-in-law, Roberto (Bobby) Loza of Zapata, TX; step-mother, Lilia Cantu; and by numerous nephews, nieces, great-grand nephews, great-grand nieces and friends.

Visitation hours on Friday, November 2, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Rose Garden Funeral Home. The funeral procession on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. for a 12 p.m. funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 1610 Hidalgo Blvd. Zapata, Texas 78076.

Published in The Monitor on November 1, 2012


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