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Maria Nidia Guerra Aument, 81, of Wichita Falls, Texas died there on Friday, June 1, 2012.

A memorial service has been scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission, Texas. Graveside services will be scheduled for Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wichita Falls.

Maria was born October 28, 1930 in Mission to Francisco and Sanjuanita Gomez Guerra. From an early age, she had a love and appreciation for music, even belonging to a musical group called the Fabulous Five during high school. After graduation she attended Pan American University for a while and then moved to Virginia.

She went to flight attendant school and became a stewardess for Pan American Airlines, flying mostly to South America. While working for the airlines, she met the love of her life, John George Aument. They married on June 27, 1959 in Miami Springs, Fla. After their marriage, she worked for Burdines department store in Miami, at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas and for an insurance company in Altus, Okla. Here is where they settled and raised their two children, who became the focus of her life.

Mrs. Aument loved doing yard work, sewing, and was an avid crossword puzzle solver, but her family was most important to her, especially spending time with her two grandchildren. She was also in constant contact with her siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews, often talking with them for hours at a time. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America.

Mrs. Aument is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years, John Aument in 2004; sisters, Mina Sanchez and Christina Ramirez; and brothers, Oscar Guerra and Rolando Guerra; and a beloved niece, Lisa Patterson.

Survivors include her devoted children and their spouses, Michelle and Tim Beaman of Wichita Falls and Stephen and Jessica Aument of Denton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Arturo and Socorro Guerra and Jose and Bertha Guerra; and two grandchildren, Emily and Logan.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to Meals-On-Wheels.

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