Sylvia Pena Hill was born on 4/18/1936 in San Antonio TX and passed away peacefully on 4/17/2021, just 1 day shy of her 85th birthday. Sylvia is preceded in death by her parents, Graciano Munoz Pena and Petra Buantello Pena, her husband Hargis Stevenson Hill, and sons Joe Daniel Mireles and Marvin L. Hill. Being the youngest in the family, she evolved the loss not only of her parents, but all of her siblings; her twin sister Goldie who passed a few months after birth, Mariana Carrizal, Teresa Rosas, Anita Garcia, and brothers, Julian, Deonicio, Graciano Jr. Sylvia is survived by her daughters Marjorie H. Christopher (Henry), Dorothy H. Watkins, and Lillie M. Mungia, and sons, William R. Hill (Erin), Charles M. Mireles (Maria) numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Sylvia is also predeceased by Mr. Rudy Ramos, who she spent most of her later years with until his passing. Sylvia and Rudy were known to always be travelling and having a good time wherever they went. Rudy enjoyed taking Sylvia to Las Vegas and Palm Springs, and loved to take her on his fishing trips. Sylvia was also the proud mother and aunt of servicemen, her nephew Manuel Garcia who served in Vietnam, her son Charles and nephew Joe Garcia who served in Desert Storm. She did not want her youngest son, Bill to join the service, but he did and was gone for five years to serve. Sylvia was very fond of veterans and took in another soldier, Martin who served with her son Bill, as another son as they transitioned to civilian life. Sylvia was special to many people with relatives in California, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Texas. Sylvia would love to have a special thanks to those who helped her throughout. A special thank you to her nieces and nephews, Maria Carrizal-Fava, Rosalinda & Bill Gusman, and George & Kathy Pena. It is with great sadness we see Sylvia off but with great joy not seeing her suffer and being miserable anymore. She is now with all her relatives and friends that predeceased her and reminiscing of their times together. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 1:00pm at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX 78218.

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  1. Thank you Tencha, for always opening your home to us to visit you and your family! You were always so kind and gracious to me and I will miss your spunk and beautiful smile! Thank you for always being so kind! You will be missed!

  2. My mother was a good hearted person she was always there when you needed a hand should give you the shirt off her back if you needed it a place to stay her door was open her heart was filled with love and joy and most of all family she loved her family very much and I know that because she loved me Her daughter She always asked me take me hear take me there let’s do this let’s do that so I gave her the time she needed until I moved away and then it was harder but through all in all we had a phone call or 2 and I knew she was OK because my little brother William take good care of her She always asked me take me hear take me there let’s do this let’s do that so I gave her the time she needed until I moved away and then it was harder but through all in all we had a phone call or 2 and I knew she was OK because my little brother William took good care of her I thank God Every Day For my little brother to have been there for her when I couldn’t but as I said I know she left me as I loved her as well more than she will ever know We had our good times and are bad but were still family I love you mom

  3. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Our condolences to you and your family.

  4. I always loved the stories my father and mother told me of my Tia Sylvia and her family. I know how special she and her family is to our family. Rest in Peace my beloved Tia Sylvia, you will be missed. My heart aches for the family and I will continue to keep the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Rest In Peace beautiful lady! Pancho and I enjoyed spending time with you. You were always so full of Such spunk and vigor! Never a dull moment spent with you. You will be missed. Rest easy and may your family find comfort in all the memories your shared together.

  6. Tia Tencha was always a joy to be around and I will definitely miss her a lot. Although I am unable to attend the funeral, I will always hold my memories of Tia Tencha close to my heart forever. ♥️ I love you, Tia Tencha. Please hug my Grandma tight for me.

  7. I love you very much Grandma. You’re in my heart and thoughts. I have your voice saved on my phone, your notes in my Bible too. You were always getting after me but it was always in fun. You had no filter and made me laugh. You were tough and super strong and I want to be like you in those things. You’re my new Angel and I know I’ll see you again. Love you always and forever Grandma.

  8. I just want to say you are loved and will be missed terribly. I will remember you as a strong, joyous and caring person. You were always on the go and always had a smile for me. You and mom were forever hanging out together and I will miss hanging out with the two of you. You will always be in my heart and I will remember that, as I was leaving to go home, you would always send me off by saying “Love you!! God Bless You!!” You are now in the Lord’s Kingdom, rejoicing with the angels and all your loved ones, so until I see you again – “Love You!! God Bless You!!”

  9. I know your watching over Dad and us now Grandma. Although I haven’t enough memories of us, I know I will see you again so we can debate on my tattoos and piercings. ❤ You are one hell of a woman and you will live on in our hearts and memories forever. Rest in paradise Grandmother ❤. Love always, Calel and Amelia

  10. Mrs. Hill was our next door . My wife and watched her bill grow up and move away. Many times we would talk at the fence. Mowed her grass and helped her with car. Sylvia was one of the best neighbors we ever had. One time Sylvia called my wife to the fence and she looked both ways and my wife was wondering why. Sylvia wanted to let linda know that she had a cellphone and didn’t want anybody to know. I thought it was funny.

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