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In Memory of

Ernestine Irene Pineda

April 5, 1927 - May 11, 2017

Obituary


"Grandma Ernie",
Ernestine Irene Rios was born on April 5th, 1927 in El Paso, Texas and passed away May 11th, 2017 at in Visalia, California. Ernestine, or Ernie as friends and family knew her, was born to Paulino Rios and Maria de Jesus Navarro Delgado She was one of nine children. Her family later moved to Visalia, from El Paso.
After her parents passed away, Ernestine grew up in Visalia. She attended Visalia Union High School until the age of 17, when she married Nico Macías Pineda on September 23rd 1945. The couple then...

"Grandma Ernie",
Ernestine Irene Rios was born on April 5th, 1927 in El Paso, Texas and passed away May 11th, 2017 at in Visalia, California. Ernestine, or Ernie as friends and family knew her, was born to Paulino Rios and Maria de Jesus Navarro Delgado She was one of nine children. Her family later moved to Visalia, from El Paso.
After her parents passed away, Ernestine grew up in Visalia. She attended Visalia Union High School until the age of 17, when she married Nico Macías Pineda on September 23rd 1945. The couple then had two children, Robert and Sylvia.
Ernie was a woman who loved her family, and was called by many names. She was Wife, Mom, Grandma, Cousin, Aunt, Sister and Friend. Although she traveled with her husband Nico; Erine was happiest at home surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. It was not rare to stop by her home and find someone visiting with her at the kitchen table over coffee and toast.
Siblings Gloria Alverez of Cutler, and Frankie Hernandez of Farmersville survive her. She also leaves behind her children Robert Pineda (and his wife Janice Pineda) and Sylvia Pineda-Santellan (and her husband Roy Santellan), four granddaughters, a grandson, four great-granddaughters, two great-grandsons, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Nico, her sisters: Luz Rios, Connie Vazquez, Evangelina (Eva) Coleman, Teresa Pena, and brothers: Felipe Rios, and Johnny Hernandez.
Rosary will be prayed on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue in Visalia. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Miller Memorial Chapel.
Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia, CA (559) 732-8371.