Matilde Triana

Matilde Triana, 79, of Lufkin, was born June 13, 1928, in Colombia, South America, the daughter of the late Matilde and Leorindo Gelvez. She passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Triana was a homemaker, and a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Benjamin Triana of Lufkin; daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and Kevin Wynne of Lufkin and Gloria and Michael Tanguay of Georgetown; grandchildren, Kellie and Kyle Wynne of Lufkin and Tyler and Benjamin Tanguay of Georgetown; brothers, Saul Gelvez and Antonio Gelvez; sisters, Anna Caisdo, Rosa Gonzalez and Flor Canas, all of Colombia, South America; in-laws, Margaret Lazarine of Nacogdoches, Albert and Margaret Triana of Houston, Louise Wilkerson of Tyler, Annie and Bruce Wheeland of Rusk, Melba Triana of Vernon, Polly Triana of Nacogdoches and Leno Lozano of Dallas; as well as numerouse nieces, nephews and other family members.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Triana was preceded in death by her sister, Victoria Contreras; and in-laws, Rosa Barrientos, Augusta Rivas, Leon and Henrietta Triana, Josephine and Irvin Barley, Pauline and David Glenn, Virginia and Amos Lozano, Rita Lozano, Alice and Marvin Shelton, Jake Lazarine, Francis Triana and Gus Triana, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Mark Triana, Gus Triana, Robert Shelton, Junior Bosque, Joe Triana and Mike Scott.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Triana's memory to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 2118 Lowry, Lufkin, Texas 75901; or to the Salvation Army Senior Adult Day Care Center, 305 Shands Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75901.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2008 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with Father Paul Rainville, M.S., celebrant. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

Gipson Funeral Home; John Kennedy, director