Adrian Trevino  Bios

Loma Alta Hispanic Cemetery

Kenedy,  Karnes Co. Cemeteries of TX

Bios information Submitted by Valerie Ramirez

Yesterday ( Jan 03, 2006)   I attended the burial of my friend, Adrian Trevino, at the "Loma Alta" (Hispanic Cemetery) in Kenedy, Texas.  It is directly across the street from the Kenedy Cemetery.

Adrian was born April 7, 1943 in the Rio Grande Valley (I believe in Rio  Hondo).  He died late Monday night Jan. 2,2006 at the Kenedy Manor Nursing   Home on highway 181 just south of Kenedy.

Adrian was a musicologist and playwright.  He provided information to Linda Ronstadt on her album "Canciones de mi padre" (song eleven) "La barca de  Guaymas".  Ironically it's a song, a slow waltz, about a sailor returning  home with death in his soul.

Adrian was a member of the Baha'i Faith and had a Baha'i graveside funeral.  As far as I know, he is the first Baha'i to be buried there.  It is a  pauper's grave. 

In his love and pursuit of music, Adrian did not concern himself with   material wealth.  In 1996, his collection of over 12,000 songs recorded by  Mexican Americans from the 1920s to the 1980s was placed in the Southwestern  Writers Collection at Texas State University-San Marcos. ( information by Valerie Ramirez)