In Memory
  Lucia Saldaña Palacios
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas joins the
  citizens of Edinburg in mourning the loss of Lucia Saldaña
  Palacios, who died June 5, 2017, at the age of 91; and
         WHEREAS, Mrs. Palacios was a beloved matriarch who
  inspired those who knew her with her many acts of kindness, her
  exquisite singing voice, and her deep and abiding faith; and
         WHEREAS, Lucia Saldaña Palacios was born on February 25,
  1926, in Kyle, Texas; she met the late Nicolas Palacios Sr. while
  they were working together in a cotton field, and he immediately
  professed his love for her; they eloped after Mr. Palacios heard
  her sing at a church festival, and soon after their nuptials,
  they settled in Edinburg; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Palacios were blessed with 12
  children, Fred Palacios, Teresa Leal, the late Nicolas Palacios
  Jr., Juan Palacios, the late Ernesto Palacios, Janie Zamorano,
  Olga Rodriguez, Rene Palacios, Mary Alice Palacios, Patricia
  Garza, Julie Carcaño, and Toribio Palacios, and over the years,
  the family has grown to include 61 grandchildren, 126
  great-grandchildren, and 29 great-great-grandchildren; and
         WHEREAS, Mrs. Palacios found immense joy in cooking for her
  children and grandchildren, and she was an active parishioner at
  Holy Family Catholic Church for almost 50 years; she was known
  for singing beautiful prayers and rosaries, and she was a
  longtime member of the Guadalupanas ministry; and
         WHEREAS, A woman of great wisdom, warmth, and generosity,
  Mrs. Palacios guided her family by loving spiritual example; she
  was a cherished member of the community, and she will long be
  remembered with great respect and admiration by all who were
  privileged to share in her life; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby extend sincere condolences
  to the bereaved family of Lucia Saldaña Palacios; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  her family as an expression of deepest sympathy from the Texas
  Senate and that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do so in
  memory of Lucia Palacios.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on August 4, 2017, by a
    rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate