Delfina Rodriguez

Delfina Turnini Rodriguez, a resident of Martindale, passed away December 19, 2018 at the age of 86.  Delfina was born in San Marcos, Texas to Refugio (Soto) Turnini and Francisca Turnini.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Fernando Rodriguez, her parents, brothers Richard and Robert Turnini and sisters Vilma Ybarra and Margie Sandoval Ybarra.

“Miss Rodriguez,” as she was known to generations of area school children, worked as a teacher’s aide in the San Marcos CISD for many years.  She continued to receive random hugs from former students at various events for several years into her retirement until her declining health prohibited her from attending social functions. Students and teachers alike will remember her whistling down the halls of Travis Elementary with her bouffant hair, plentiful pieces of costume jewelry, and flamboyant style. 

Delfina is survived by daughter Cindy Lawton (Richard) of Kyle, grandchildren Tessa Lawton and Brice Lawton as well as four great-grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin 2:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2018 with Recitation of Holy Rosary held at 4:00 p.m., at Los Angeles Funeral Home … 300 Cheatham St. … San Marcos, Texas.  Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Maryt Catholic Church … 312 Lockhart St.… Martindale, Texas … Rev. Father Rafael Padilla will officiate.  Interment will follow in Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale, Texas.


The family would like to thank Hays Nursing Center for Delfina’s care over the last few years and Heart to Heart Hospice for their compassionate and caring support in her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hays County Food Bank, 220 Herndon Street, San Marcos, Texas 78666. 

Arrangements by Los Angeles Funeral Home, 300 Cheatham Street, (512) 392-3676.