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Catalina M. Broyles


Catalina, passed away on February 6, 2021. She was born on March 27, 1937 in Coahuila, Mexico to the late Simon Mena Perez & Dolores Laureano.
Catalina was a strong advocate for farm workers. She was concerned with the civil rights of the workers and fought hard for them. Catalina started a food bank, a clothing thrift store and received numerous awards for her advocacy. Her last endeavor was the Farmworkers Justice Fund.
Catalina is survived by her husband of over 60 years, James Broyles; two daughters, Juanita (Jesus) Rodriguez & Linda Stevens; brother, Arturo Laureano; four grandchildren: Ramón, Veronica, Andrés & Desiree; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son Richard Lee Broyles, grandson Jesus Rodriguez, III, brother Ricardo Laureano, sister Lupe Mena and her son-in-law Jerry Stevens.
Catalina was laid to rest in Resthaven Park Cemetery.