Charline McCombs, one of the biggest philanthropists in San Antonio and the wife of "Red" McCombs has passed away at the age of 91.
Spurs Coach Greg Popovich reacted to word of her death by saying, "she was a spectacular woman, iconic in her own right, the matriarch of of a wonderful family, who has been a loving and caring person for many decades." Popovich went on to say, "Red is iconic in his own right for everything that he has done and accomplished, but he'll be the first to tell you she called the shots. She was the boss and she did it will love and care."
She was involved with a number of charities, including the Las Casas Foundation, which helped save and restore both the Majestic and Empire Theatres. When it reopened in 1998 after major renovations, the Empire was officially re-named the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg said, "Charline McCombs' legacy will be defined by her immeasurable generosity and kindness. Any San Antonio resident will attest to the fact that she helped shape our city's culture of compassion and philanthropy. We had a great friendship, and my family shared her love of the performing arts - in particular the Las Casas Foundation. Our hearts are with the McCombs family in this difficult time. Charline will be sorely missed.
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