Benavides, Texas -Amado Garcia, 71 years of age was called home with our Heavenly Father on July 17th 2018 surrounded by his family after a short illness. Daddy was a fellow Marine, Loving Father, Son, Dad, Papo, friend and wonderful husband. He loved working on cars, trucks, tractors and any problem that had a mechanical issue. There was not a tractor Daddy could not take apart and put back together.
Daddy retired from the Naval Air Station- Kingsville as a Captain Firefighter after 30 years of service. After his retirement, Daddy enjoyed peddling in the yard, the ranch, spending time with his family and his faithful companion, his dog Reba.
Daddy became a super-user of Facebook and Google. Give him the phone and a stylus and he found what he was looking for. His grandchildren and children were the light of his eyes. He always enjoyed hearing about the next roping, shooting event and their next adventure. Simple pleasures for a simple kind, hearted man.
Daddy was preceded in death by his parents, Octavio and Belen R. Garcia, his brother Octavio Garcia Jr., his son Jody A. Garcia, and his in – laws Salvador and Manuela Chavez. Daddy is survived by his wife of 47 years of marriage, Anita Garcia, his son Amado (Leticia) Garcia JR of Freer, Texas; his daughter Virginia (Bruce) Menking of Alice, Texas. His sisters Gloria (Frank) Saenz of Benavides, Texas and Graciela (+Roberto) Garcia of San Jose Community. His grandchildren, Briana (Jesse) Ramirez of San Diego, Texas, Cody Lynn Garcia of San Diego, Texas, Celeste Laredo, Adam Laredo, Caleb Amado Garcia, Jordan Dayne Garcia, Annyece Daveigh Lillie all of Freer, Texas. Kyndall Leigh Nerio of Benavides and Liana Laso of San Diego, Texas. His Great Grand Children, Cailtin A. Ramirez, Eli Ramirez and Jody Lane Garcia all of San Diego, Texas. His Grand-Cat, Theodore Menking, his faithful companion his dog, Reba, his loving cats, Speedy, Bugsy and Wonder. Life long friend to both Mom and Daddy, Ms. Ina Tracy, numerous nieces, nephews and many other friends
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 5 p.m – 9 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Mass will be conducted Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Alice, Texas and burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the Coastal Bend State Veteran’s Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas located at 9974 IH 37 access Road, Corpus Christi, Texas. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements.
Ben Bolt, Texas. Sylvia A. Gutierrez 75 years of age passed away on July 11, 2018 at Kleberg County Nursing and Rehabilitation after a long illness. She was a graduate of Alice High School and Texas A.& I. University Kingsville. She retired after more than 20 years of service with the San Diego Ind. School District. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and aunt. She is preceded in death by her parents Zenon S. Soliz and Elida Everett Soliz and her brother Zenon E. Soliz. She is survived by her son David H. Gutierrez of Austin, one sister Judith S. (Antonio) Arredondo of Hebbronville, and several nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 5 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home-San Diego with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday July 16, 2018 at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church and burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements.
Alice, Texas David Cantu III, a young child 4 years of age born December. 17, 2013 passed away on July 10, 2018 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle to Cancer. David was a very strong brave boy during this battle, he never complained of pain. He loved helping his dad (Panfi) and mom doing yard work and being their little helper. He always looked forward to riding Tata lawn mower and tractor. During his short life, he touched the lives of everyone in a special way. David in preceded in death by his paternal grandfather David Cantu Sr., paternal great-grandparents Aurelio and Celia Trejo, maternal great-great-grandparents Florentino and Santos Benavides Sr., maternal great-great-grandparents Dario and Emma Reyes. Survivors include his Mom and Dad Ashley Ranae and David Cantu Jr., of Alice one sister Ashlynn Ranae Cantu of Alice, maternal uncle Brian Benavides of Alice, maternal grandmother Lisa Benavides of Alice, maternal grandfather Arnold Flores of Bishop, maternal great-grandmother Patricia (James) Huie of Spring Branch Texas, maternal great-grandfather Florentino Benavides Jr., of Alice, maternal great-grandparents Ismael and Cora Flores of Bishop, maternal aunts Angelica Flores and Alyssa Flores both of Bishop, maternal uncle Jaime Flores of Bishop, maternal great aunts Cindy B. Ortiz of Alice, Laura B. Delgado of Corpus Christi, maternal great uncle Rick (Ellie) Benavides stationed in Japan, paternal grandmother Celinda Cantu of Alice, paternal uncles Billy (Crystal) Trejo of San Antonio, Joshua Rios of Alice, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 5 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. that same evening. officiated by Pastor Eddie Smith of First Assembly of God Church. Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego and burial will follow at the Tractor Ride To The Happy Place Cemetery located at 4481 FM 625 Alice, Texas. All services officiated by Pastor Eddie Smith of First Assembly of God Church in Alice, Texas. Pallbearers : Billy Trejo, Joshua Rios, Brian Benavides, Florentino Benavides Jr., James Huie and Joe Garcia. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements.
Alice, Texas - Guadalupe R. Hernandez, 79 years old passed Wednesday July 4, 2018 at her daughters residence after a long illness. She was a homemaker. Guadalupe was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She is preceded in death by her parents Jose and Felipa C. Rios, her husband Juventino Hernandez, one brother Juan Rios, two sisters Martha Duran and Rosie Gutierrez. She is survived by her two daughters Luz Dalia (Luis) Manrique of Alice, Texas and Nancy Mendoza of Mesquite, Texas, two brothers Jaime (Graciela) Rios of Sabinas, Mexico and Gerardo (Rosa Lilia) Rios of Laredo, Texas, three sisters Amalia (Juan) Lozano, Josefa Garcia both of Sabinas, Mexico and Blanca (Juan) Gonzalez of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, five grandchildren Andrew Lee Manrique, Emily Nicole Manrique, Ruben Mendoza, Arturo Mendoza and Darlene Mendoza, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitations will begin on Monday July 9, 2018 at 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in Alice with a Rosary at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday July 10, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice. Burial will follow at New Collins Cemetery in Alice. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
Alice, Texas - Enedina C. Lopez, 92 years old passed away Thursday June 28, 2018 at a Hebbronville Nursing Home after a long illness. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking for her family. Enedina was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother,sister and aunt. She was preceded in death by her parents Victor and Angelita S. Cantu, her husband Dagoberto Lopez, Jr., one brother Cresencio Cantu, two sisters Emma Vidal and Blanca Dillard. She is survived by her two sons Dagoberto (Lupita) Lopez III of Roma, Texas and Victor Jorge (Mary) Lopez of Mississippi, two daughters Enedina Elma (Cristel) Gonzalez of Alice, Texas and Raquel Lopez Perez of Hebbronville, Texas, eleven grandchildren, nineteen-great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitations will begin on Sunday July 1, 2018 at 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in Alice with a Rosary at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday July 2, 2018 at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice. Burial will follow at Lopeno Cemetery in Lopeno, Texas. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
Shad Clinton Shaw 46 years of age passed away at home, on June 21st 2018 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Cancer.
Shad will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Sarah, daughter Tessa (Josh) Shandley and grandchildren Grandberry and Eileen Shandley, of Leakey Texas, daughter Paige (James ) Clement of Kingsville Texas, daughter Tristin (Allen) Hibler of Ricardo Texas, and sons Shad Shaw II and Noah Shaw of Kingsville. He also leaves behind his loving parents Richard and JoNell Shaw , brother Shane and sister Shonna, 7 nieces and nephews and many other extended family members and friends.
Shad was born in Kingsville, Texas in 1971.He graduated from Texas A and I University. He joined his father in the family business, Price Drilling Co.
Shad spent his life working hard and spending every available moment with his wife and family. An avid hunter and fisherman, Shad loved spending time with Sarah, and his children at their ranch.
In keeping with Shad’s wishes there will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers you can make a donation to www.curemeso.org
Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements.
Alice, Texas - Concepcion Garza, 75 years old passed away Saturday,June 16, 2018 in a Corpus Christi hospital after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a loving sister, aunt and friend and she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her parents Adan and Eloisa Garcia Garza, three brothers, Jose A. Garza, Abelino Garza and Adan Garza, Jr., one sister Carmela Garza. She is survived by her brother Amando (Diana) Garza of Crystal Valley, MI., two sisters Maria C. (Ruben) Herrera of Walkerville, MI. and Consuelo Perez of Alice, Texas, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitations will begin on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in Alice with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will follow at New Collins Cemetery in Alice. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left on our website www.mauropgarcia.com.
San Diego, Texas
With one final deep and satisfied breath, Teresa Tobin, 90, passed away on Sunday, June 10 and rejoined the man she loved for 75 years. A lifetime resident of San Diego, Texas, Teresa grew up with the freedom that comes from growing up in a small, close knit town – running the streets of Duval County with her seven siblings.
On February 7, 1943, at 15 years old, she married Dan Tobin, Jr. and their 53-year adventure began. They had 5 children: Marie Allie, Greta, Danny Boy, Catherine, and Michael, and their deep bond and commitment helped see them through the loss of 3 of them. Polio claimed Greta (4) and Danny Boy (3) and Catherine died shortly after child birth. Dan died in 1996 and, consistent with much of their marriage, he has been patiently waiting on her ever since.
Teresa was the ultimate matriarch, offering her unconditional love, comfort food, and uncensored opinions freely and often. Without ever having to utter the word “feminism,” Teresa strongly believed in the power of a woman, yet had the rare and natural confidence to know the deep satisfaction that came with being an accomplished homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an immaculate housekeeper until her four-legged loves, Kiki and Gizzie, took over her heart and her home. Whether in a mink coat or a baseball cap, she was the epitome of style and grace. Never one to forget a gift or a thank you note—she also regularly gave her children and grandchildren the gift of a personal, handwritten letter. She was an amazing cook, a voracious reader, and (as with all good citizens of Duval County) she loved to share her thoughts on politics.
Classic elegance, South Texas independence, and the importance of family are lessons she passed on to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Fortunately, she never learned of Miguel Barrera’s death. He was her first born grandchild and very special to her.
Now that she has retaken her husband’s grateful hand, we will continue to honor our “Mom” by keeping alive her adventures and lessons with each passing generation. We will also grieve the profound loss of an era, of an icon…and of one of the last portals to our childhood.
Teresa is preceded in death by her parents Daniel U. Garcia, Sr. and Gregoria Benavides Garcia, her husband Daniel Tobin, Jr., her young children Greta Ann Tobin, Daniel Tobin III, and Catherine Tobin, grandson Miguel D. Barrera, siblings Jose S. "Checo" Garcia, Daniel U. Garcia, Jr., Frank J. Garcia, Margarita Garcia, and Leila Canales.
Teresa is survived by her children Michael (Sally) Tobin of La Vernia, Marie Allie (Santiago) Barrera Jr. of San Diego, brother Luis A. "Poncho" (Alice) Garcia of Corpus Christi; her loving grandchildren Jose (Roxann) Barrera, Greta (Pete) Guerra, Michael Patrick (Venessa) Tobin, Jr., Catherine (Bob) Hilliard, Laura (O'Dan) Sanchez, and Jay DeLaCruz; great-grandchildren Aissa (Rachel) Barrera, Alexia (Ray) Vela, Andres J. Barrera, *Pete A. (Marissa) Guerra, *Tobin Daniel Barrera, Gabriela Barrera, *Miguel Santiago Barrera, *Sergio Daniel Guerra, *Jorge Gabriel Guerra, Brenna O'Dell Barrera, Pate (Zachary) Pizzini, *Daniel Patrick Tobin, Corrigan Eilis Tobin, Allie Danielle Salazar, Tobin Grace Hilliard, *Michael Delmar "Del" Hilliard, Emily Hilliard, Alex (Brittani) Hilliard, Carl Hilliard, and Robbie Hilliard; great-great-grandchildren Ariella Rose Vela, Isabella Marie Vela, Lucas Benjamin Barrera, Sophia Isabella Sanchez, Z.J. Pizzini, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Sonia Perez and the entire staff at La Paloma Nursing Home for their patience, support, and care over the last few years.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Catholic Rosary recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday June 16, 2018 at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church and Christian burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Alice, Texas - Ramon L. Perez, Sr., 91 years old passed away June 6, 2018 in a San Diego Nursing Home after a short illness. He was a veteran having served in U.S. Army during WWII. He was a retired truck driver for Brown and Root Company for over 30 years. He loved to socialize and loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ramon was also a very dedicated husband and father. He was preceded in death by his parents Librado, Sr. and Antonia L. Perez, his wife Rebecca M. Perez, one sister Elodia Solis, one brother Librado Perez, Jr. and one brother-in-law Manuel Solis. He is survived by his son Ramon M. (Anna) Perez, Jr. of Alice, Texas, one brother Jose (Sandy) Perez of Brownsville, Texas, one sister Josefa (Laredo) Medellin of Alice, Texas, one sister-in-law Gracie Perez of Victoria, Texas, three grandchildren Antonio Ramon (Stephanie) Perez of Seguin, Texas, Anissa (Rick) Chavez of McAllen, Texas and Arianna Perez of Alice, Texas, two great-grandchildren Benicio Ramon Chavez and Samuel Andres Chavez. Visitations will begin on Monday June 11, 2018 at 8 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with a Rosary at 8:45 a.m. that same morning with Funeral Mass to follow at 9 a.m. and burial will follow at Roberson-Collins Cemetery with Military Services conducted with the United Veterans Burial Association of Alice, Texas.Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
Alice, Texas - Lucia Smithwick, 75 yrs. old passed away Wednesday May 30, 2018 in Corpus Christi after a long illness. She was a retired seamstress. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents Jacinto and Herminia Silvas Rodriguez, husband Ismael Smithwick, Sr. , one son Israel Smithwick, one brother Santos Rodriguez and one sister Domitila Esquivel. She is survived by her two sons Ismael (Kena) Smithwick of Alice, Texas and Isaac Smithwick of Commerce, Texas, two daughters Eugenia I. (Tony Warren) Smithwick of Commerce, Texas and Irma Smithwick of Alice, Texas, three brothers Roberto (Francis) Rodriguez, Jacinto Rodriguez, Jr. and David Rodriguez all of Alice, Texas, two sisters Consuelo (Monseis) Serna of Alice, Texas and Guadalupe (Jose Maria) Martinez of Corpus Christi, Texas, six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin on Friday June 1, 2018 at 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in Alice, Texas with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday June 2, 2018 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice, Texas. Burial will follow at New Collins Cemetery in Alice, Texas. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.