Jacinto City's mayor dies of cancer

Mayor Rachel Nunez first female mayor

Published On: Jan 08 2013 05:57:17 PM CST

Jacinto City's first female has died after a battle with cancer.

Mayor Rachel Nunez passed away Friday and is survived by her husband, J. Felix Hernandez, two sons and four grandchildren.

As mayor of Jacinto City, Nunez presided over city council meetings and was recognized as the head of city government for ceremonial purposes, according to the city’s website.

Prior to serving as mayor, Nunez served on the city council for seven years.