Victoria Tristan

December 23, 1936 - February 16, 2021

Victoria Tristan

Victoria Tristan, 84, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, February 16, 2021. She was born on December 23, 1936, in Mexico, to Marcelina Sifuentes and Pablo Sanchez. 

Victoria was born and raised in Morenos, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Her birth was registered in San Nicolas Tolentino. Not having any brothers, she and her sisters had to help their parents with the daily chores on their little farm ranch. 

Victoria married the love of her life at a young age and they were together for almost 47 years. They loved to dance together at various family parties held over the years. On December 6, 1996, Victoria became a United States citizen at the same time with her husband and daughter, Avelina. She was a longtime parishioner of Cristo Rey Catholic Church.

Victoria loved it when her grandkids came over and spent days & nights with her. She loved to cook for her family with her delicious menudo, mole, tamales for special occasions and our all-time favorite bean/porkchop mix tacos made with her fresh homemade tortillas. She tailored them to our liking, some with cheese and some without for that one child who didn’t like cheese. Even some with jalapenos, which you had to be careful not to grab if you couldn’t handle the heat.

Victoria kept very active around her home. She enjoyed working outdoors on her flower gardens and doing special projects on her home. Victoria was a DIYer, painting rooms inside and outside of her house, even the garage! All she wanted, she said, was to make her house pretty with vibrant colors.

She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends, who some felt like she was their second mom.

Survivors include her children, Socorro Tristan; Avelina Manuel and her husband, Martin; Abel Tristan; Jessica Crosby and her husband, Hector; Carolina Bryan and her husband, Joe; Catalina Rodriguez and her husband, Carlos; Ariel Tristan and his wife, Lisa; Guadalupe Tristan and his wife, Laurie; Fidel Tristan and his wife, Aida; Angelina Diamantis and her husband, Arden; Bernardino Tristan and his wife, Katherine; and Belen Tristan and his wife, Karla; sisters, Josefa Sanchez-Sifuentes, Ignacia Lara, Felix Lara, Amalia Sanchez-Sifuentes, and Abelina Lara; grandchildren, Aleesha Tristan; Christopher Manuel; Sara Stark; Travis Tristan; Celeste Berwick; Eric Crosby; Katharina Crosby; Alicia Sanders; Antonio Rodriguez; Carden Tristan; Cameron Tristan; Kristen Brown; Bianca Tristan; Erin Tristan; Phillip Tristan; Selena Tristan; Justin Tamayo; Jacob Tristan; Jason Tristan; Hannah Tristan; Harper Tristan; Arlaina and Abrianna Diamantis; Sabrina Tristan; Ian Tristan; Aaron Tristan; fourteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernardino Tristan; grandchildren, Hector A. Crosby III and Veronica Rodriguez; parents, Pablo and Marcelina Sanchez; and daughter-in-law, Denise Frausto. 

A gathering of Mrs. Tristan’s Family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with her Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2021, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 767 Avenue A, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. 

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A Gathering of Mrs. Tristan's Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Monday, February 22, 2021
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Monday, February 22, 2021
6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
Cristo Rey Catholic Church
767 Avenue A Beaumont, TX 77701
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
10:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (13)

  • Fidel Tristan

    28 February 2021 at 05:12 | #

    Being #9 of 12 I can tell you that there was plenty of love to go around. I’ll miss you mom. You only wanted the best for me and I am glad that you were there to see me be happy. Aida and the kids love you dearly. As you and daddy start to make a home in heaven I know that you are happy. Love you always.


  • Familia Acosta

    23 February 2021 at 22:59 | #

    Our Most Sincere Condolence to your entire family.
    Mrs. Tristan was the same Sweet Lady we met on day one.. She and Mr. Tristan were Our Good Samaritans when we had an accident here in Beaumont. They offered us their home, Mr Tristan helped my dad fix our car, as if they'd known us forever. Thanks to their hospitality we made Beaumont our Home. Kind actions like that are never forgotten. They will forever hold a special place in our hearts.


    • Catalina Rodriguez

      28 February 2021 at 01:35 | #

      Thank you for your kind words, we have remain friends til this day and will beyond ❤️


  • Catalina Rodriguez

    23 February 2021 at 05:04 | #

    Mama, can’t believe you are not here with us physically anymore but I know you are with us in spirit. You are so missed from the day you left for MDA, all I wanted was for you to come back to your home. You were my best friend forever and ever. I will miss going to visit you daily and our shopping trips to your favorite places. Until I see you again , we will be together again, in Jesus name I pray. Te amo mucho mamá! Su Cata


  • Alicia and Jose Villasana

    23 February 2021 at 02:21 | #

    Our deepest condolences to the Tristan family. Your Mom’s love, her laugh, the memories you made, the life lessons will always stay with you. What a great legacy she left. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace during this difficult time.


  • Dolores Castro & Family

    22 February 2021 at 20:38 | #

    Condolences & Prayers to the Tristan Family


  • Raye

    22 February 2021 at 17:07 | #

    Such a sweet person. We here at Helena always thought it was a treat to get some of her tamales! By reading the obituary I see where her daughter Avelina gets her sweetness from.! Prayers of peace and comfort to each of the family and friends.


  • Tammy Sales

    22 February 2021 at 10:39 | #

    may the Lord's peace be your peace - may His mercy and goodness wrap you in comfort. love and prayers to you Ariel.


  • María Isabel montiel

    22 February 2021 at 00:22 | #

    Please accept our deepest condolence you're in my prayers


  • Jessica crosby

    20 February 2021 at 20:36 | #

    My Moma was a wonderful grandma to my children she’s will be greatly miss. She’s was their mother also. We love you Moma we will miss seeing you.


  • terry peveto

    20 February 2021 at 17:08 | #

    I am so sorry for your lost and sending prayers to your family.


  • Laurie Wilcox

    20 February 2021 at 14:45 | #

    Although I never met this sweet lady, I know several of her children who will miss her greatly. Thank you for raising such kind, gentle, hardworking, adults with integrity. May your legacy continue with them and your grandchilden and great-grandchildren.


  • Guadalupe Tristan

    20 February 2021 at 03:03 | #

    Mom thank you for being the best mother one could hope for.You were always there when I needed you and was a great grandma to Kristen,Bianca, and Erin.May you fly high to the heavens,till we meet again.,


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