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​Legacy donation to capital campaign a powerful way to remember a loved one

September 23, 2019 | posted by Today's Catholic newspaper

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Legacy donation to capital campaign a powerful way to remember a loved one

A legacy donation is a very powerful way to remember a loved one; especially if the parent, family member or friend spent their life giving. You can continue their good ‘giving’ by leaving a legacy gift to honor their love and memory. The family of Nora Ortiz Zamarron, Mom, share why they chose to leave a donation to the “On the Way -- ¡Andale!” campaign in her honor:

We lost our beloved mother, Leonor “Nora” Ortiz Zamarron Rodriguez, on April 7, 2018. It has been said, “Where there is great grief there was great love.” There are no truer words to describe the woman we called mom. Mom single handedly raised seven children. She was a great proponent for education and very proud that not only her children, but also grandchildren had all graduated from college or had some type of vocational education and her eldest great-grand child was preparing also to graduate.

Mom, a devout Catholic, served as an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist at her beloved parish -- St. Rose of Lima (where she was also a founding family from its humble beginnings in a barracks to what stands today). She not only served at Mass, she also brought the Eucharist to the homebound and to patients at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa-Westover Hills. She was involved in church organizations and helped when and where she could.

Mom was our rock, the person who made us what we are today. It only felt right to carry on her legacy as she would have, had she still lived-giving to her beloved parish. She has had Masses in her memory at not only St. Rose of Lima but also at St. Joseph in Devine, St. Catherine of Sienna in Austin, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Anchorage, Alaska).

It is only fitting that we honor her memory further through the “On the Way -- ¡Andale!” it is what she would have done. We know she smiles down on seeing not only the honor for her, but for the faith, she so strongly believed in. We miss her terribly, but know she is truly serving He who loved us unconditionally.