Elvira M Reyna, “Vera” as she was affectionately called, was born to Josephine and Antonio Merino on Feb. 18, 1929.
She was the third of 12 children.
She married her lifelong partner, Antonio “Neli” Reyna, on Dec. 15, 1949. Together, they had Jenny (Michael) Fohr, Tony (Becky) Reyna, and Arthur (Paula) Reyna.
She had 16 grandchildren and many great and great-great-grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by her husband, Neli; parents; seven siblings; her daughter, Jenny, and her two granddaughters, Kimberly Munoz and Kyra Reyna. She passed peacefully in her home with family by her side