Gloria Grimaldo

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Gloria Grimaldo was born on June 19, 1948, to Ysabell and Lucinda Zarate Vidales in Lamesa, Texas.  In December of 1963, She married the love of her life, Perfecto Grimaldo in Brownfield, TX.

Gloria was the best example of a mom, the epitome of motherhood. She was our hero and a mother to all, as her door was always open to everyone. She was warm, loving, and big-hearted.  She loved to cook, sing, travel, go to the movies, and shop. She would spend hours and hours shopping for everyone, except herself. Being very family oriented, our gatherings meant the world to her. As the matriarch of the family she began a Thanksgiving dinner tradition that has continued for twenty years. As a family, we will continue this tradition, advocating, listening and counseling one another.
She was a God fearing woman and preaching came naturally to her. Gloria gave and experienced more miracles than anyone we know. She carried on without complaining.

If she had one flaw it was that her delicious cooking made us fat and possibly caused us to be diabetics. Even with that being said we loved her as she was everyone’s best friend.

It’s difficult to put into words that will adequately describe Gloria. One thing for sure she was our safe place. She is loved and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her children, Julie Balero Hernandez and husband, Tomas; Perfecto Grimaldo Jr. and wife, Melissa; Rebecca, Ernest, Ramiro, and Regina Marie Grimaldo; Yesenia Grimaldo-Castillo and husband, Matthew; Adam Grimaldo and wife, Nicole; mother, Lucinda Vidales; 35 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; brothers Pete (Donna) and Joe Vidales; and sisters, Erminia Contreras, Lucy (Raymond) Constante, Josie (Johnny) Diaz, Maggie (Raul) Vasquez, Lala (Robert) Acevedo.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ysabell Vidales; husband, Perfecto Zuniga Grimaldo, Sr.; son, Albino Grimaldo; 2 brothers; sister; granddaughter, Jolynn Grimaldo; and a great-grandchild.

Gloria Grimaldo passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017.


6 thoughts on “Gloria Grimaldo”

  1. Sincere and special condolences for a very special family. May the Lord bless you all and comfort your hearts and keep you all in His arms always..
    Gloria, you are a wonderful person and a beautiful woman inside and out. We feel honored to have known you and we will always remember you. You truly are a Special Lady… with all our love and respect..

  2. McKaylie Campbell

    I am very sorry for your loss. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless you all an may He provide comfort to you.

  3. Mario P. G. Jr.

    Blessed that you and family of “Grimaldo” and rest of the faithful of St Patrick Church all were touch by Gloria and her family whom were ever at her attention ready to do as Gloria ask of all her family, faith family. Behave of the Gutierrez family and yours our deepest condolences, faith in which we all share together. Pauline, Mario, Linda, Irma, Edward, prayerful and praying to the Grimaldo family. Keep the Faith! Viva Jesus! Que Viva!

  4. My condolences to the family, my heart hurts but I know the Lord received her with open arms, praying for the family

  5. Linda M. Gutierrez

    Our prayers are with the Grimaldo family, she was a wonderful lady and will be miss.

  6. Louis and Debbie Gonzales

    Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God give you all peace and comfort though out these difficult days.

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