Dinna Mae Cavazos went to be with the Lord on Sunday January 21, 2024 surrounded by her loved ones.\nDinna was born in Mission, Texas on November 11,1952 to parents Reymundo and Raquel Carr. The oldest of four siblings, she was the fearless leader, setting the example of what a good daughter and sister should be.\nA proud graduate of Mission High School and then Pan American University, Dinna was a champion of education. She dedicated her life’s work to teaching at Mission Junior High, Edinburg North High School and then her Alma mater Mission High School for the majority of her professional career. As an English Language Arts teacher she shaped and touched the lives of thousands of students over a career span of nearly 40 years. \nIn her personal life, Dinna was married to her loving husband of 29 years Ruben Cavazos. Together they danced through life growing a family, building a life and facing challenges. Her two daughters Allison Cavazos -Smith and Kayla Cavazos were her pride and joy in life, fulfilling her greatest dream, to be a mother and see her children grow. She was also beyond blessed to be a grandmother to her grandson Luke Skot Smith, her little buckaro, and to her fur babies who she loved so dearly.\nDinna is preceded in death by her husband Ruben Cavazos, father Reymundo Carr and mother Raquel Carr. She is survived by her daughters Allison Cavazos ( Smith) and Kayla Cavazos, sister Ruby Carr (Davila), brother Rey Carr, Jr. , brother Robert Carr, and a grandson Luke Skot Smith.\nDinna was and always will be the epitome of strength and courage in adverse times. She was the greatest mother, grandmother, wife and educator in her years on this Earth and her legacy will live on with her family.\nVisitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at El Mesias United Methodist Church, 209 E. 6th Street, Mission, TX with a church service to be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Park in Mission, TX.