Micaela “Mickie” Hinojosa

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The spirit of Micaela “Mickie” Y. Hinojosa was set free on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.  She was surrounded by her loved ones until she was called home.  She joins her mother Minerva Ramirez Ynosencio, her father Miguel Pantoja Ynosencio, her brother David Ynosencio, and her son Mark Daniel Hinojosa in heaven.  Mickie’s heart belonged to her family.  She will be missed dearly by her children, son Raymond Hinojosa III and wife Tina, daughter Rebekah Minverva Sanchez and husband Leonardo, and daughter Michelle Renee Bolanos and husband Harold.  She will also be remembered by her brother Manual J. Ynocencio, and her sister Elena “Helen” N. Garza McClure.

Her pride and joy were her 11 grandchildren, Jennifer Renee Torres, Sarah Elizabeth Bolanos, Leonardo Daniel Sanchez, Katherine Nicole Bolanos, Brenna Mikaela Sanchez, Jesse James Sanchez, Raymond Hinojosa IV, Aaron Alexander Bolanos, Alysia Kristine Hinojosa, Gabriel Alexander Hinojosa, and her 3 great grandchildren Xavier Nex Salazar, Eve Emery Rodas, and Isla Eden Rodas.

Mickie was born July 23, 1951 in Bryan, Texas.  Her family moved to Houston in 1953 and into a developing neighborhood, El Dorado, in 1956.  She later raised her kids in the same house she grew up in.  She enjoyed working with her mom making Christmas decorations after High School and with her Dad in the bakery after having her first child.  After having her fourth child and becoming a single mother she started working as an electronics assembler for a new upcoming company, Compaq.  She moved on to assembling electronics for downhole drilling tools. She has always been a strong, hardworking woman that hated to depend on anyone but loved to be depended on.  She “retired” at the age of 62.  At 63 years old she obtained an Associates degree in Liberal Arts and went on to become a substitute teacher at Alvin ISD until becoming ill.

Mickie was a free spirit with a heart of gold who enjoyed life.  Some of her favorite pass times included singing in church, watching baseball games, bowling, going to the movies, the renaissance festival, reading, road trips, and going to the mall.  She devoted her life to her family and she loved supporting her children and grandchildren in everything they did.

“At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought but what we build; not what we got but what we shared; not our competence but our character; and not our success, but our significance.” Mickie touched the lives of many and her memory will forever be engraved in our hearts.

A memorial service honoring Mickie’s life will be held on Friday, September 29, at 6 p.m. at Niday – Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena.