Pauline Vasquez, age 88, passed away on Jan. 20, 2020, in San Antonio. Her home and birthplace was Boerne, where she also graduated from high school in 1949. She is survived by her only daughter, Cynthia Hernandez (Antonio Montez). She was preceded in death by her parents Perfecto and Luz Vasquez; her sisters Eluteria “Ella” Martinez, Genevieve Benavides, Monica Hernandez, Minerva Vasquez; and her brothers Porfirio Vasquez, Sabino Vasquez, Racy (Reyes) Vasquez, Ciscero (Joe) Vasquez and Andrew Vasquez.
Pauline worked hard all of her life to make a better life for herself and her daughter. She retired from the Boerne Walmart after 20 years. Previously, she worked in San Antonio at Division Laundry and Cleaners, PBI grocery store in Boerne, and also worked for Cathy and Edgar Schwarz in Boerne.
Pauline survived cancer for many years. Her deep faith for her religion helped her strength and endurance of the disease. She prayed the rosary every day and attended mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes and was a lifelong parishioner of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.
Her favorite places and things to do included reading mystery novels, usually one book a week, reading the San Antonio newspaper, completing the puzzles every day, shopping at Dillard’s, going to nearly all of the Spurs games with her nephew Bruce Martinez and family friend Larry Mimun, eating at Los Barrios in San Antonio, her favorite Mexican restaurant, spending time with her family and spending most of her time with her daughter Cynthia Hernandez. She loved to travel with her daughter and Antonio Montez. Her favorite places were Mt. Hood, Multnomah Falls in Oregon and the National Shrine of Devine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She also traveled to New York City, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Tennessee, Washington State and Louisiana.
Acknowledgements to her nephews who were like her sons who deeply cared for her and made sure she had everything she needed: Robert Martinez (Rebecca), Bruce Martinez (Veronica) and William Martinez (Susie).
Acknowledgements to the people who cared for her from time to time when she was ill: Mercedes Garcia (niece), Diana Garcia (great-niece), Andrea Sotello (niece) and Susie Ramirez (family friend).
Pauline was loved by many friends and family in Boerne, San Antonio, Iowa, Washington State, California and Arizona. She will truly be missed by all.
A visitation with recitation of the Rosary was held on Friday, Jan. 24, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. The funeral Mass was held at the church on Saturday, Jan. 25. To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com and select obituaries.
Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.