Our beloved matriarch, Virginia Armendariz, 90, of Pecos, Texas, passed away on September 25, 2023 in Pecos, Texas, of natural causes. She was affectionately known to all who knew and loved her as “Ginger”. Ginger was born August 29, 1933 to Jose Lyles Galindo and Inéz Ornelas Galindo in Balmorhea, Texas. After Ginger graduated from Pecos High School, she went on to become a vital team member at Ben’s Spanish Inn, helping to make the restaurant renowned. Ginger married Herman T. Armendariz and she was blessed with five beautiful children: Herman Armendariz, Jr., Roberto Joseph Armendariz, Patsy Ann Armendariz, Doris Armendariz, and Irma Jean Armendariz. Ginger later married Eugenio “Keno” Baeza and together they built and ran a successful business, the Western Club, where many successful Tejano and blues bands played, and where many celebrated their nuptials and quinceaneras.
Ginger loved our Lord and Savior and because of her respect for the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church, she arose daily to pray her devotionals as well as visited the chapel at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church on an almost daily basis to light a candle and pray for her loved ones. Her fierce love for her family made her a force and embodiment of “matriarch”.
Survivors include her loving children: two sons–Herman Armendariz, Jr. and his wife, Olga Lara Armendariz, as well as Roberto Joseph Armendariz and his wife, Rita Santos Armendariz; two daughters–Patsy Ann Armendariz, as well as Doris Armendariz and her husband, Paul Bauersfeld; her grandchildren: Herman Lara Armendariz, III and his wife, Sandra Armendariz, Maria Chastidy Spinicci (née Armendariz), Daniel Richard Guevara and his wife, Anna Marie Guevara, Jonathan Patrick Guevara and his wife Danielle Guevara, Kerri Kristine Armendariz, Zoila Marie Armendariz, Celeste Renee Gimelli (née Armendariz) and her husband, Daniel Gimmelli, Adrian Lee Armendariz, Matthew Armendariz, and Nicholas Joseph Bauersfeld. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Carmen Galindo Machuca and her husband, Jesse Machuca; and several nieces and nephews.
Honoring and respecting Ginger’s wishes, the family has elected to have closed-casket public services.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Pecos Funeral Home on 607 W. 3rd. St. Pecos, Tx 79772
Mysteries of the Rosary will be prayed on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pecos Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 28, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church, followed by Christian internment at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos, Texas.