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.
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