Adan Barrera Lopez
Roma-Los Saenz, Texas
Mr. Adan Barrera Lopez passed from this life of natural causes on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at the age
of 97. He had recently been under the care of Gracia Hospice at Rio Grande City Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, Rio Grande City, Texas.
He was born in Guardados de Abajo, Tamaulipas Mexico on May 13, 1925 to Ramon Barrera and
Luciana Lopez de Barrera. He was the youngest of his siblings and was the last remaining member of his
immediate family, which consisted of nine brothers and sisters.
Mr. Barrera had been a resident of Roma-Los Saenz, Texas for much of his life. He and his family
immigrated from Guardados de Abajo to the United States in 1964, receiving their citizenship and making
their permanent home in Roma-Los Saenz.
He married Rebecca Ramos of Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas Mexico on December 26, 1948. Together they
had seven children, which include Jose Adan, Maria Hilda, Juvencio, Dagoberto, Rosa Nelia, Angel
Guadalupe, and Sanjuanita. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 26 of 1998
with family and friends.
Mr. Barrera is preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Ramos de Barrera, sons Juvencio Barrera, Angel
Guadalupe Barrera, Dagoberto Barrera, and great-granddaughter Charlotte Rose Bordeaux.
Mr. Barrera retired from Hermann Lease Service, Inc. of Alvin, Texas after many years of service, and
later worked for the City of Roma-Los Saenz, retiring in 2001. While working for the city, he planted and
cared for the beautiful flowers, trees, grass, shrubs, and other vegetation, some of which still exist today
at the City Plaza. The beauty of his work attests to his life-long and admirable work ethic as well as his
His favorite hobby was applying his “green thumb” to gardening at home where he grew oranges, limes,
peaches, and other beautiful trees and plants. Another of his pastimes was attending Ensenada Adult
Day Care Center in Los Saenz where he enjoyed the fellowship of friends and community members. He
especially loved participating in fun activities at the Center, such as playing lotería (bingo), and attending
luncheons, dinners and dances for senior citizens. Later, while residing at the nursing home, he enjoyed
many fun activities and was quick to make friends with fellow residents. He was a very good-natured,
energetic man who loved to tell jokes and make people laugh.
Mr. Barrera approached life with a positive attitude and strong belief in GOD. Truly it may be said that he
was God-fearing, faithful and walked up-right before the Lord. In living a faithful life, he often extended
Christian generosity by giving from his heart to people in need as well as enthusiastically supporting the
church in which he regularly attended.
Mr. Barrera said the following prayer for over 90 years: "Le doy gracias a mi Padre Celestial que me da
vida." To everyone who reads this prayer, may it serve as a daily inspiration of thanksgiving.
Mr. Barrera’s children and family would like to express their heart-felt gratitude for the care given to their
father at Rio Grande Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, including Doctors, the Nursing Department,
Therapy Department, CNAs, Office Personnel, Gracia Hospice and everyone who cared for their beloved
father. In particular, the family wishes to extend a special thanks to Nurses: Anna Gonzales, Alma, Belia,
Sandra, Elsa, and Myrna; as well as to CNAs: Marta, Elena, Esperanza, Sandra, and Brenda. Special
thanks to Sylvia and Gabbi for keeping him happy and enjoying music and activities with other residents.
Thank you all very much for caring.
Pallbearers will be: Jose Adan Barrera, Jr., Jesus Barrera Ortiz, Danny Barrera Ortiz, Guillermo Barrera
Garcia, Adan Barrera Garcia, Miguel Ayala