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Lupita R. Moreno

Lupita R. Moreno, 89, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2020 in Seattle, WA.  Lupita was born in El Cercado, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.  She moved to Corpus Christi, TX in 1949 when she married her husband, Celso C. Moreno, also of Corpus Christi, TX.  She was a devoted wife and caring and loving mother of 7 children.  Lupita dedicated her life to her home and family.  She adored her 9 grandchildren and welcomed them with open and loving arms for summer vacations.  Lupita loved plants and flowers and could coax almost any seed to grow and flourish, even in the arid climate of Phoenix, AZ, where Lupita and Celso moved upon his retirement from the Federal Government in 1995.  She proudly became a U.S. citizen in 1983.  Lupita is preceded in death by her husband, Celso, one brother and one sister.  She is survived by her 7 children Diane Moseley, Frank Moreno, Mary Alice Lester, Veronica Gunderson-Frantz, Deborah Klimes, Celina Manning and Ted Moreno; 9 grandchildren Ben Gonzalez, David Gonzalez, Dustin Gunderson, Karl Klimes, Kody Klimes, Kerry Klimes, Christopher Manning, Katherine Manning, and Joseph Manning; and 5 great grandchildren Deborah Klimes, Laniakea Klimes, Legasi Klimes, Amelia Manning and Caroline Manning; as well as her 3 brothers, 1 sister and extended family in the United States and Mexico. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at


Lupita R. Moreno, 89 años, falleció tranquilamente el 23 de febrero, 2020 en Seattle, Washington.  Lupita nació en El Cercado, Nuevo León, México. Se mudo a Corpus Christi, Tejas después de casarse con su esposo Celso C. Moreno un residente de Corpus Christi, Tejas.  Era una dedicada esposa y una cariñosa madre de siete hijos. Lupita dedicó su vida a su hogar y su familia. Ella adoraba sus nueve nietos y los recibía con abrazos abiertos y con mucho amor durante las visitas de ellos en las vacaciones de verano.  Lupita adoraba las plantas y flores y pudo hacer nacer cualquiera semilla aunque vivía en el clima seco de Phoenix, Arizona donde Lupita y Celso se mudaron cuando Celso se jubiló de su posición en el gobierno federal en 1995. Ella acepto con orgullo la ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos en 1983.  Lupita fue precedida en el descanso eternal por su esposo Celso, un hermano y una hermana. Ella es sobrevivida por sus siete hijos Diana Moseley, Francisco Moreno, Maria Alicia Lester, Veronica Gunderson-Frantz, Deborah Klimes, Celina Manning y Teodoro Moreno; sus nueve nietos Ben Gonzalez, David Gonzalez, Dustin Gunderson, Karl Klimes, Kody Klimes, Kerry Klimes, Christopher Manning, Katherine Manning y Joseph Manning y cinco bisnietos Deborah Klimes, Laniakea Klimes, Legasi Klimes, Amelia Manning y Caroline Manning así como sus tres hermanos, una hermana, y su familia extendida en los Estados Unidos y México.  En vez de flores, pueden contribuir en su memoria a la Asociación de Alzheimer’s


Tia Lupita... May you rest in peace! To all the family... I am so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing person and I have such great memories of her, so kind, caring, beautiful and loving. Big hug to everyone and may you find the strength to get through these hard moments. Love to all

- Nydia Barrera

My condolences on your Mother’s passing may she Rest In Peace

- Rene Canas

With deepest sympathy.

- Ana Y. Perez M.D.

Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. The photos show a lovely joyful woman who was cherished by her family. A life well lived. I could tell from your Facebook posts that her last illness was long and I could also see that you and you family provided tender, loving care. She always looked happy. Blessings to all. Hold each other close. “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

- Joyce Jensen

Mamá Lupita ... que Dios acompañe tu camino ... en amor y luz ... Karin, Alejandro, David, Camila _()_

- Karin Jordan

So sorry for your loss. How fortunate to have such a Big loving family. Loved the pictures.

 - Fern Flatau

Looks like a beautiful lady who lead a long and wonderful life. She’s resting in heaven now. So sorry for your loss.

- William Bailey

I have always been impressed with the true kindness of this woman and her husband. I only have fond and Pleasant memories of times shared together for which I count myself blessed. To have known both her, her husband and her family is a treasure. I am excited for her now that she has no more pain, discomfort or questions, and is in the presence of our heavenly Father!

To the Moreno family and friends, I am sadden to hear of the loss of Mrs. Lupita Moreno. I first met the Moreno family in 1975, when I moved to the Washington, DC area. My friend, Deborah, and I were inseparable for many years and during this period, I had the opportunity to spend time with this wonderful and loving family. Mrs. Moreno was always a kind, caring and gentle woman who walked with a sense of grace, dignity and pride at all times.
Please know that you are all in my thoughts and I pray you will continue to honor your mom with your happy memories and celebrate her life.

God Bless and stay safe,
Gretchen K. Athias

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