Services

Memorial Service

Thu. Jul. 25, 2019
3:00 pm

Westminster United Methodist Church

5801 San Felipe Street
Houston , TX 77057.
Thu. Jul. 25, 2019
3:00 pm
Westminster United Methodist Church
5801 San Felipe Street
Houston , TX 77057.
In Memory of
Lorena Trevino Brinkman
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Lorena was born in Piedras Negras Coahuila, Mexico on January 5, 1961. She was the third of five children born to the marriage of Leonor and Rolando Trevino.  

She attended the local Catholic school in Piedras.  In those days Piedras and its cross-border twin city, Eagle Pass, TX were as one.  People passed back and forth across the border easily and often.  

She fell in love when she was just 16 and married Jorge Alberto Amezcua.  They had three beautiful children: Jorge, Lorena and Leo.  Jorge established a successful car repair business and later added the city’s first automatic car wash and specialty brake business.  Times were good with many local customers and those from San Antonio looking for an outing on the weekend.  Lorena took an active role in the business.  Lorena and her family later lived in Dallas, Nuevo Laredo, San Antonio and she moved to Houston in 2008.  

In 2012 friends introduced her and Bob Brinkman who were later married in March of 2013.

Lorena was an extremely positive person who never met a stranger.  She made people smile and feel good about themselves.  Upon meeting someone new she immediately called them “Sweetie”.  No one expected her to remember the names of all of the people she met.  But they never forgot her because of the sunshine she brought into a room.

Lorena had seventeenn beautiful grandchildren who were her pride and joy.  She saw them frequently.

The beach was her favorite vacation spot.  She loved to travel to beautiful Mexican resorts accompanied by her children and grandchildren.  She especially enjoyed snorkeling and would be gone long periods of time exploring the ocean.

She loved to cook, especially trying out combinations of Mexican peppers, spices, and poblanos.  She was an avid photographer and although she often used her Nikon, she transitioned to her iPhone which she always kept within easy reach.

She was happiest surrounded by family.  She leaves behind her mother, her husband, three children and seventeen grandchildren.  Lorena will be missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.

Her Celebration of Life will be held at Westminster United Methodist Church at 3 pm on Thursday, July 25th.  A reception will follow.  The family asks that a memorial  be given to the Children’s Museum in Houston, where she often took her grandchildren.