Clara Cisneros Carranza

carranzaClara Cisneros Carranza, a 60 year resident of Houston, TX passed away at her home with family by her side on June 19, 2016. Mrs. Carranza was born in Corpus Christi, TX on January 10, 1936.

Clara was a loving wife and mother with a youthful, loving spirit that kept the family together. Her family was her joy.  Raising her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews will always be her pride and joy.  She enjoyed gardening, her beautiful flowers, the beauty of nature, and collecting dolls.  She embraced memories of events, trips, visits, and most of all her collection of photos of each individual to keep them as close as possible.  Each momento she kept, no matter how small, she was able to describe who, where, when, and what it reminded her of.  Her love will always be in our hearts.

Mrs. Carranza was preceded in death by her mother, Guadalupe Cisneros Morales, her sister Tomasa Cisneros, son-in-law Bill Pitts, and daughter-in-law Hollie Carranza.

Mrs. Carranza is survived by her husband of 61 years of marriage, Luis Higinio Carranza, Sr., daughter, Mary Jean Pitts, sons: Luis Higinio Carranza, Jr. & wife Judi, Jose Ignacio Carranza & wife Rosa, Mark Anthony Carranza, Thomas Glen Carranza & wife Christina, and Christopher Michael Carranza, 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, sister, Maria Elena Martinez, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., with a rosary beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Crowder Funeral Home, Pearland, TX. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 18223 Point Look Out Drive, Nassau Bay, 77058.  Burial to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 7801 Gulf Freeway, Dickinson, TX 77539.

Pall bearers will be Luis Higinio Carranza, Jr., Jose Ignacio Carranza, Mark Anthony Carranza, Thomas Glen Carranza, Christopher Michael Carranza, and Mary Jean Pitts.


  1. I will always be grateful for the time I spent with Tia when I first moved to Houston. Even if I didn’t always we her when we met again it was as if we were never apart. She was a hoot to be around. Love you Tia. RIP

    Lisa quintanilla
  2. Please accept our most sincerest condolences on Clara’s passing. May peace and comfort be your strength. From the Jose Jimenez Family, Long time Houston cousin

    cynthia jimenez
  3. My Tia Clara was the biggest influence in my life, Her nurturing nature and words of wisdom will stay with me always. I will miss you so much…. RIP

    Susie Cisneros Martinez
  4. My condolences to the whole Carranza family. Clara was a very important person to my husband, and I am glad that my girls were able to spend some time with their great grandmother.

    Jessica Nunez

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