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Catherine Alcorta Zuniga

October 20, 1958 — August 8, 2023

La Grange

A Mass of Christan Burial will take place on August 17, 2023 at the Our Lady Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes, Texas beginning at 11:00 AM. A rosary will be held before the service at 10:30 AM.

Catherine passed away on August 8, 2023 in La Grange, Texas. She was born on October 20, 1958 in San Antonio to Dionosio C. Zuniga and Maria Alcorta (Castillo).  She graduated from Highland High School, earned her Bachelor’s degree at St. Mary’s University and later earned her Master’s degree at Texas A&I in Kingsville.  She was a passionate educator for 32 years, teaching her students at all levels along with fellow colleagues through Teachers Workshops. 

Catherine was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and was a rock collector.  She earned a degree in Geology and often shared her knowledge of rocks with past students.  Catherine volunteered annually at the Oyster Bake during the San Antonio Fiesta.  She was a passionate teacher who loved her students.  She was a loving and caring mother and sister and she especially loved her two sons, Christopher and Joshua.  She will be missed dearly by her friends, family and students.

Catherine is survived by her two sons, Christopher Wohlfarth of La Grange and Joshua Wohlfarth of New Braunfels; brothers, Frank C. Zuniga of Ft. Worth, Gabriel C. Zuniga, Jose C. Zuniga and Dionisio C. Zuniga all of San Antonio; sisters, Victoria A. Haese and Elizabeth A. Zuniga, also of San Antonio; granddaughter, Sophia Renee Wohlfarth; dear friends, Linda Rollins and husband, Jim and their daughter, Kendra of La Grange; along with a large extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Dionisio C. Zuniga and Maria Alcorta (Castillo); and one sister-in-law, Gloria Zuniga. 

The family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research or to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange, Texas. Share your thoughts and fond memories online at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, August 17, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

13715 Riggs Rd, Helotes, TX 78023

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, August 19, 2023

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