Linda M. Elizondo Saldivar, age 68, passed away on August 14, 2021. She was born on January 31, 1953 to Henry Raymond Elizondo and Nicolasa Orozco Elizondo Salinas in Laredo, Texas. She was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated from Moody High School in 1972. Linda attended Del Mar College and earned an associates in Early Childhood Education. She worked for C.C.I.S.D., mainly at Moody High School until she retired, she loved working with children.
Linda married her husband, Guadalupe R. Saldivar Jr. of 46 years on May 23 through the justice of the peace. They later married through the Catholic Church on January 7, 1984. Linda was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, cousin and friend.
Linda enjoyed shopping, reading, watching western movies with her husband, drinking coffee, talking on the phone, spending time with her daughter in Houston. Her favorite phase was “I know right”. Linda also enjoyed spending time with all her grandchildren and always had them around her. She always said there’s no place like grandmas home. Linda was a BIG hugger and made sure to always hug everyone around her. She will always be remembered for her beautiful contagious smile, love of music, her hip dancing moves, laughter, being a second mother to others and prayer for others. She and her husband were inseparable and had a unique sense of humor. Linda loved the silliness with her husband, both a kid at heart. Her husband always called her my angel and honey. She was always complimenting people. She was sociable and loved butterflies. She loved being with all her children and spending time with her husband. She loved her husband’s bbq, homemade salsa and beans. She loved the color purple, pizza, popcorn, people, prayers and the phone. Linda was a character! She was an angelic person, always saw the good in people, and reminded everyone to forgive one another as Jesus forgave us. Linda was very loving just like her mother she always said to put God first, love one another, and stay positive. Her heart was full of love for everyone, especially the poor and homeless. She had a strong faith in God. She was involved with the Catholic Daughters of America.
Linda was a devoted Christian she will be greatly missed and loved by all who knew her.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Henry R. Elizondo and Nicolasa E. Salinas; stepfather, Ignacio Salinas and brother, Richard H. Elizondo.
Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Lupe Saldivar, Jr.; children, Jerry A. Morales (Liz), Lorrell A. Powell, Lorina A. (Saldivar) Ruiz-Flores (Adrian), Erasmo Jared Saldivar ; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Nora Rubio, Barbara Gonzalez and brother, Larry Elizondo, Sr.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 4. 2021 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
Having the distinguished honor to serve as pallbearers are Jerry Morales, Erasmo J. Saldivar, Lawrence A. Fuentes, Erasmo J. Saldivar, Jr., Bunker Scruggs and Johnny Moreno.
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