Macario Valerio Almanza passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the age of 73 at home. Living his last days surrounded by family.
Macario was born on Wednesday, June 26, 1946 in El Paso, Texas to Clemente and Maria Almanza. He was one of ten children. Macario enjoyed having many siblings and had wonderful childhood memories including moving to Californa with them. Shortly after graduating high school he served in the Vietnam war for seven years. Upon his return from the service he married his first wife and together they birthed their three children. Macario enjoyed being a father and always maintained a close relationship with his children. He engrained in them his love and abilities of driving, music, dancing, cooking, gardening and artistry.
Furthermore, Macario enjoyed being a husband and has been married to his loving wife, Ninfa for over 30 years. Together they enjoyed family and friends, many travels and nights out dancing. Macario lived a life Full of laughter and love of family, he would always visit everyone, he truly enjoyed sharing his talents of guitar playing and photography with all he loved.
Macario is preceded in death by his parents and five of his siblings. He is survived by his wife, Ninfa Medina-Almanza; three children, Suzette, Marcel, and Aundrea Almanza; five grandchildren, Orion, Aiden, Linden, Scarlett, and Bryden Almanza; five siblings, Helen Lepe, Maria de Los Angeles Ybarra, Victoria Sanchez, Josephina Castro and Margarita Gallego. As well as many other family members and friends.
The family extends a Special thank you to his sisters, Victoria and Helena and cousin, Aida; as well as all other friends that supported him until the end.
God looked around his garden- And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth- And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you -And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful -He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering -He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never – Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough – And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids – And whispered, ‘Peace be thine’.
It broke our hearts to lose you – But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you – The day God called you home.