Fidel Balboa Trevino

April 24, 1933 ~ August 1, 2022 (age 89)


On August 1, 2022 Fidel peacefully entered his eternal home with our Lord and Savior surrounded and embraced by his loving family. He was 89.
   Fidel was born in Corpus Christi on April 24, 1933 to Rufino Trevino and Rosa Balboa Trevino, in to a large, close family of 6 brothers and sisters and 4 very close cousins who were like siblings. After graduating from Roy Miller in 1952 he loyally served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. During his youth he really enjoyed great music and he loved to dance..Jitterbug and Swing especially. A talent he made sure to teach others. He met the beautiful love of his life, Carmen Gonzalez Trevino in 1957 and 3 years later they were married on 1960. Together they raised 2 children, Carlos and Liza.
   He began his business career working at JC Penney for 20 years in the men’s suit department where he acquired the solid basics of retail. The skills he developed there coupled with his and Carmen’s entrepreneurial drives, lead them to own and operate two successful small businesses; Leo’s Shoe Store, which was the first designer shoe outlet in Corpus Christi (purchased from his sister) and Casa D’Brides, a complete full service boutique which they started from the ground up and ran for over 30 years before retiring.
   Fidel was deeply rooted in his Catholic faith, instilling the values in his children at very young ages, and even reciting the Lord’s Prayer in his last days when he was barely able to speak.
   Fidel will best be remembered for his intense love of family and how devoted and proud he was of them. He always wanted his grandchildren around and enjoyed them dearly. There is nothing he wouldn’t have done for them. They truly lit up his life.
   One of his joys was cooking and he was outstanding in the kitchen. He had many specialties, actually handed down from his mother, that friends and family still rave over as the family proudly carries on. Rarely did a Sunday go by without his standard “big Sunday lunch” which he lovingly prepared for family or anyone dropping in.
   Sundays were also spent in the yard and gardening, something he took great pleasure in as was reflected in his always manicured landscaping.
   On many of those busy Sundays, Fidel would take a break and walk to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on Ocean Dr, not far from his home, for some quiet time with his Savior.
   Fidel was also a bit of a history buff. There was practically no question he couldn’t answer about important historical events. The running theme when something came in to question was “lets ask Grandpa” and he always knew.
   He was a proper gentleman, always dapper and dressed up for the day in the sharpest attire no matter what. He was a man of strength, integrity, and extremely generous, always willing to serve and provide.
   All this and his great sense of humor will be deeply missed by many. He was loved dearly beyond measure.
   Left behind to cherish the wonderful memories are his children Liza Trevino Winnie (Dr. Michael Winnie) and Dr. Carlos F. Trevino (Nikki). His grandchildren, Michael (Emily), Chris, Stephen Winnie. Also Carlos (Marie), Nicolas, Estefania, and Miguel Trevino. His great-grand children Michael Oliver Winnie and Sarah Abigail Trevino. His “sister” cousin Delia Prado, nieces Alice Rodriguez, Annie Garcia.
   Gone before him is his beloved wife of 57 years, Carmen G. Trevino, His parents Rufino and Rosa, his sisters, Eliza Trevino, Cita T. Rosas, Celia T. Najera. His brothers Joe Trevino, R.B. Trevino, Richard Trevino and his “brother” cousin Manuel Wilson.
   The family will always be grateful for the outstanding care he received by his favorite caregivers Christine, Tara, Martha, the wonderful staff at the Viera, Doctors and nurses on the 4th floor at Spohn South, the compassionate team at Del Cielo Hospice/Home Health and the years of friendship and prayers of Msgr. Michael A Howell who prepared him well for his journey home.
A Visitation and Family Presentation will be held at Seaside Funeral Home, 4357 on Ocean Dr, Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 4:30pm.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Helena’s Catholic Church, 7634 Wooldridge, on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 10:00am. Burial will follow at Seaside Memorial

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Visitation & Viewing
August 7, 2022

4:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Seaside Funeral Home Chapel
4357 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Funeral Mass
August 8, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Helena of the True Cross
7634 Wooldridge
Corpus Christi, TX


Seaside Memorial Park
4357 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

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