Ida Velma Rinche, 79, passed away peacefully on January 25th, 2024, in Boerne, Texas surrounded by her children and additional family members.
Ida was born on October 3rd, 1944, to Miguel Solis and Isabel Sanchez in Rockport, Texas.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Miguel Solis, and Isabel Samora, brothers Miguel Solis Sr., Abelardo Solis, Gilberto Solis, Reymundo Solis Sr., Daniel Solis Sr., sisters Delia Canchola and Diana Sauceda, and her son Roland Rinche.
She is survived by her former husband, Richard Rinche of Corpus Christi, and their three children, Richard (Rick) Rinche II (Emily) of Boerne, Texas, Monica Rinche of San Antonio, Texas, and Rodney Rinche (Pamela) of San Antonio, Texas, her sister Erma Solis from Rockport, her brothers George Solis Sr. (Elvira) from Rockport, Frankie Samora of Houston, Rudy Samora (Heidi) of Rockport, and Robert Samora of Houston, and the joys of her life - her five grandchildren Reid, Alianna, Rylan, Isla and River Rinche.
Ida had a passion for cooking and baking and was able to share this talent while working in the cafeteria for the Aransas County Independent School District for over 24 years. It's believed she took this job initially, so she could keep a close eye on her children at school. Over the years, she was able to obtain information from their friends, or perhaps not such close friends, when she might not otherwise be in the know. This is said to have paid off on more than one occasion when her children may have told her a different story other than what truly occurred on a given Friday or Saturday night. Gotta love a small town!
Ida's greatest joy came from spending time with her children and grandchildren. While healthy, she would go see them play and/or participate in many of their extracurricular activities. Whether it was a hot day in the sun watching kids play water polo, or inside an air-conditioned auditorium watching a dance recital, she loved nothing more. As time progressed, and so did her terminal illness, she looked forward to having them over for a meal and catching up on how they were doing in school, sports, and life in general. For her two youngest grandkids, she enjoyed learning to play Uno, Monopoly, or any other game her grandson, River, would cheat at. Her children and grandkids were extremely important to her. She made sure to communicate with them daily by sending a text EVERY morning with a "good morning and an I love you" and ended EVERY night with a "goodnight and I love you" again." If an "I love you too" response was received, she would send an "I LOVE YOU MORE" text every time! We're going to miss those texts, but we'll miss and LOVE HER MORE.
A visitation will be held on Friday, February 2nd, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Rockport, Texas followed by a Rosary from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rockport, Texas with burial to follow at the Rockport Cemetery.