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Maria Rosaria GamboaOctober 1, 1926 ~ April 11, 2017 (age 90)
Maria Rosaria Hinojosa de Gamboa was born October 1 1926
She was preceded in death by her parents Benito Hinojosa and Francisca Lopez who were also Jehovah's Witnesses. They both died in 1980.
She was married Sept 5, 1942 to Jesus Jose Gamboa who died July 11, 1996
She is survived by 7 children, Jesus Gamboa Hinojosa, Eunice Gamboa H., Israel Gamboa H., Hector Gamboa H., Consolacion Gamboa H., Yolanda Gamboa de McGee, and David Gamboa H. In addition she is survived by 29 grand children and 31 great grand children.
She is survived also by one younger sister, Francisca (Paquita) Hinojosa de Gonzalez
Sister Gamboa was baptized as one of Jeohvah's Witnesses on July 16, 1960 in connection with an assembly held in Valle Hermoso Tamps. Mexico. At this time there was only one congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in the area known as the "Oriente" congregation.
So with her 5 boys and 2 girls they would go walking across town each week to the meetings, and eventhough her husband was opposing at this time, she did what she could to inculcate in her children a love for Jehovah.
"Hermana Chayo", as she was affectionitly known there lived in Valle Hermoso from 1956 until 2004 when she moved to Donna where she started attending one of the local congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses.
In 1976 wile still living in Mexico, she learned to drive at the age of 50, and so she was able to help many others take part in witnessing to outlying areas around Valle Hermoso. In this way she helped spread the "good news" to places like "El Moquetito, El Soldadito and other areas around there.
Her hospitality brought her much happiness when she was able to offer lodging to various traveling representatives of the Watchtower Society.