The city of Kyle lost a dedicated and memorable citizen on July 5th, when former City Secretary Minerva Falcon passed away.On Tuesday, July 8, visitation was held at the Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The services are on Wednesday at the Kyle First Baptist Church at 11 a.m. City officials have decided to close down City Hall on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. so that city employees may attend.
Falcon had retired in 2007 to spend more time with her family and husband Jesse Falcon. A reception was held for her upon her retirement and the city’s community room was subsequently named after her.
Mrs. Falcon’s impact was broader perhaps than some realize. She was one of only two employees of the city in the 1970s and had the opportunity to help many people and watch her community grow to a population of more than 25,000 over more than three decades. She also helped instate the traditions of the Fourth of July fireworks display, and the Christmas decorations that appear in the city each year.
Minerva Falcon dedicated 32 years of her life to the city of Kyle and its citizens; eventually working her way up from a utility clerk to City Secretary. In the process she touched many lives including that of Kyle Mayor Mike Gonzalez, who commented;
“On behalf of the Kyle city council, I ask that our citizens take a moment to remember and honor our former city secretary,” adding that “Her dedication to the citizens of Kyle served as a constant reminder of the great good government could do for people. She was a true “favorite daughter” of Kyle and my friend. She will be missed.”
By SARAH STEVENS