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Josephine Balderas

March 24, 1984 –
 January 14, 2023


Josephine Balderas was born in Dallas, TX on March 24, 1984.  She was one of seven children and a graduate from The School of Science and Engineering Magnet in Dallas, Texas and The University of Texas at Arlington.  She was always caring and giving, even near the end of life where she made a selfless decision to be an organ donor. She was creative, intelligent, and funny.  She was known as “La Cuata”, “Pepina”, and “Josie”.  Josie was loved by her family and friends and will greatly be missed.

Josie is survived by father Ricardo Balderas and mother Anastacia Balderas; siblings Ricardo, Elia, Maria, Carolina, and Magali; brother-in-law’s JT Esquivel and Steve Rodriguez; sister-in-law Blanca Estella Balderas; and nieces Ada, Ana, Celeste, and Zoe; and nephew Mauro.

She was preceded in death by her twin brother, Jerry Balderas.



January 21, 2023
1:00 pm –
 4:00 pm
Aria Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas 75238

Chapel Prayers

January 21, 2023
4:00 pm
Aria Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas 75238
6 Thoughts on Josephine Balderas
    Scott Frahm
    17 Jan 2023

    I knew Josephine from the youth group at St Edward’s. She was always upbeat and was one of our stand out youth members. She was a leader not a follower. She has the privilege of being face to face with God. Josephine please pray for us 🙏

    Jay V
    17 Jan 2023

    So many great memories with you and Jerry ❤️
    I’ll miss you Josie.

    John Segrave (a colleague of Maria)
    20 Jan 2023

    Wishing you all the peace that your hearts can hold. “Suaimhneas síoraí dá hánam” (Irish: may her spirit find peaceful rest).

      Ivan R
      21 Jan 2023

      Gonna miss you Josie. Will see you and Jerry again. ♥

    Maricela Segura Mendoza
    21 Jan 2023

    Josie, i miss you. You will forever be in my heart. Fly high and know you are dancing with Jerry. Until we meet again.

    Love always,

    23 Jan 2023

    Josie I met you in high school but it wasn’t until after that we became close. You were always up for an adventure including sky diving!
    You will be missed.

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