was born at El Rancho del Venadito, near Los Indios, Texas, on August 29, 1915. She graduated from Villa Maria High School in Brownsville and completed one year at Texas Southwest College. She continued her college education at Texas A & I, in Kingsville and began her teaching career before she had completed her degree. She taught first in La Paloma (1935-37), then Landrum School (1937-40), and eventually in Runn. In 1942, she began her career with Weslaco School District, first at Leonline Horton Elementary and then at Weslaco High where she taught spanish until her retirement in 1970.