Delia L. Balles went to be with her Lord on October 9, 2006, at the age of 69. On November 30, 1936, in San Marcos, TX, Delia was the second of seven children born to Gilbert and Susie Lopez. Her parents, two of her sisters, Carmen Mendoza and Betty Lopez, and two brothers, Gilbert Lopez and David Lopez, preceded her in death. Her sisters, Gina Lopez and Mary Saucedo, both currently reside in Austin, TX. Delia met Cipriano C. Balles in July of 1952 and they married on August 8, 1954 in Seguin, TX. They moved to San Antonio after their marriage where they remained to raise their family. They celebrated their 52nd anniversary this year surrounded by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Their family includes eight children: Diana Solis and her husband Juan, Robert Balles and his wife Cindy, Betty Salas, Sylvia Nuncio and her husband Hector, Cipriano Balles Jr. and his wife Linda, Eddie Balles and his wife Tammy, all of San Antonio, Thelma Lopez and her husband Mario of Laredo, TX, and Patricia Hassmann and her husband Joe of New Braunfels, TX. 21 grandchildren: Leticia Garcia, John Solis, Jason Solis, Karen Balles, Adrian Nuncio, April Nuncio, Angie Nuncio, Ben Salas, Nancy Salas, Mario Lopez, Jr., Christopher Lopez, Daniel Lopez, Crystal Lopez, Rafael Lopez, Bobby Lopez, Ashley Balles, Aaron Balles, Hadear Shafei, Summer Shafei, Drew Coburn and Jordan Hassmann. 12 great-grandchildren: Danny Garcia, Isaac Garcia, Savanna Mata, Samantha Mata, Andrea Solis, Angel Solis, Andrew Solis, Diamond Nuncio, Antonio Nuncio, Jeannine Fuentes, Tyler Skelton and Kayla Coburn. Delia spent most of her life as a homemaker, raising her children and grandchildren. From 1972 to 1978, she served as a Home Health Aide with Family Services Association of San Antonio, Inc. She received two awards for her outstanding service. She was a founding member of the Dorey Miller PTA in 1970, where she served as President. Delia loved watching football. She especially enjoyed Rogers Middle School and Highlands High School football games. She was honored earlier this year by tossing the coin at the 2nd Annual Highland’s High School Reunion Football Game at Alamo Stadium. She always enjoyed drives through the Texas Hill Country watching the seasons change or looking for wildflowers. She looked forward to her weekly Sunday morning breakfast with her family. Those who love her will always remember her tending to her lovely plants. At our mother’s request, there will be a private memorial service. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to family and friends who share in our loss. We love you Mom, always.
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