Benny A. Zuniga, a long-time Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) market inspector, died March 29, 2019. He was 76. Zuniga was born in Charlotte on Nov 3, 1942, to Manuel G. Zuniga Sr. and Josefa Alderete Zuniga.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Santa “Sandy” Zuniga of Pleasanton; son Jimmy Joe (Patricia “Tati”) Zuniga, of Pleasanton; grandchildren Marisa C. Zuniga and Joaquin N. Zuniga of Pleasanton; brothers Danny (Sita) Zuniga of Jourdanton, and Mike (Grace) Zuniga of Charlotte; sisters Delia Rodriguez of Hebbronville, Micaela (George) Ortiz of San Antonio, Gloria Buitron of Ft. Worth, and Cynthia (Roger) Ramos of Allen, and many relatives and friends.
Zuniga was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Manuel Zuniga Jr., Abel “Sonny” Zuniga, David Zuniga, and Tony Zuniga.
Memorials may be made to Driscoll Children’s Hospital, 3533 S. Alameda St., Corpus Christi, TX 78411 or Saint Andrew Catholic Church Building Fund, 626 Market Street, Pleasanton, TX 78064.
Published in the July 2019 Issue of The Cattleman Magazine