Cover photo for Anita M. Salinas's Obituary
Anita M. Salinas Profile Photo

Anita M. Salinas

January 7, 1944 — January 14, 2024

Anita M. Salinas

Anita Medrano Salinas went home with our Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at the age of 80.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents Margarito and Elidia Medina Medrano; husband Guadalupe Salinas; brothers Guadalupe, Guillermo, and Margarito Medrano; and son-in-law Rolando Escamilla.

Anita was born on January 7, 1944 in Mathis, Texas. She met her future husband Lupe at a dance and they later eloped in 1961. She raised their son Eddie and daughter Sandra in Mathis. She loved cooking and taking care of her plants. Anita was happiest when she had her family around her, especially her sister Florinda. She also loved the company of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Anita was always ready for a road trip and enjoyed attending whatever event she was invited to, especially if music or food was involved. If needed, she always had an ear to listen and wisdom to provide. She had a heart of gold and loved all those who entered her life. She was always ready to bless and pray for you or light a candle in your time of need.

Shortly before Anita’s passing, she was honored with an 80th birthday celebration. There she was blessed with love and happiness as she shared her special day with family and friends from near and far. What better way to prepare for a grand exit than with a party surrounded by those who love you most.

Left to cherish Anita’s memory are her son Eddie (Arlene) Salinas and daughter Sandra Escamilla; seven grandchildren Annette (DJ) Salinas, Joanna Salinas, Anadelle (Matthew) Bell, Klaryssa Escamilla, Kalli (Celeste) Escamilla, Eddie Salinas II, and Christian Salinas; and eight great-grandchildren Julianna Gonzales, Amillianna Goudeau, Tatiyanna Goudeau, Journee Goudeau, Jazzalyn Gonzales, Christian Bell, Carter Bell, and Camila Escamilla. She also leaves behind a sister, Florinda Zapata; and three brothers Baldemar, Amador, and Juan Medrano, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Anita’s family would like to thank her caregiver and sister-in- law Carolina Moreno, as well as her daughter-in-law Arlene who lovingly helped her in home. Their patience and companionship are truly appreciated.

Visitation for Anita M. Salinas will be at 1:00 pm and Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at Dobie and Winsteads Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mathis, Texas followed by interment at Descanso Eterno II.

Pallbearers: Kalli Escamilla, Eddie Salinas II, Christian Salinas, DJ Gonzales, Matthew Bell, Dayne Grahmann


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Anita M. Salinas, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

1:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Dobie and Winsteads Funeral Home

500 Wildcat Drive, Portland, TX 78374

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Rosary

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Dobie and Winsteads Funeral Home

500 Wildcat Drive, Portland, TX 78374

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Thursday, January 18, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 19

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree