Rebecca G. Garcia, a lifelong resident of San Diego, passed away surrounded by family, on October 26, 2021. She was 90 years old.
Rebecca was reunited, in Heaven, with her husband, former Duval County Clerk, Oscar Garcia, Jr and her son, Oscar Garcia, III, known by family, friends and the community as OG. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rafael and Luciana Garcia, and all of her siblings: sisters, Consuelo Benavides, Evelina (Evelyn) Tobin, Rafela (Fela) Villarreal, Hortencia (Tencha) Garcia, and her only brother, Jesus (Chuce) Garcia.
Rebecca, who was affectionately known to family, friends, and the community as Becky, was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, great aunt, friend and neighbor. Rebecca is survived by her son, Orlando (Annabelle) Garcia of San Antonio, daughters, Irma (Mike) Restaino of Michigan and Becky (Paul) Kageler of Lake Jackson, Texas; her beautiful grandchildren, Yslea (Chris) Rasmussen of Indiana, Lisa Christine Garcia of San Antonio, Robert (Meredith) Garcia of Colorado, Lyndon Kageler of Lake Jackson, Texas, Ali (Corey) Kabot of Michigan; her beautiful great grandchildren, Austin Rasmussen of Indiana, Avery and Emily Garcia of Colorado. She was affectionately known by her grandchildren and great grandchildren as Mamo. She is further survived by numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Rebecca was born in what was commonly known as the Cibolo Ranch near Concepcion, Duval County, Texas on May 23, 1931. She along with her siblings were raised on the ranch and graduated from Benavides High School in 1950. She met her future husband, Oscar Garcia, Jr., a San Diego High School graduate, and married at the Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Benavides, Texas. They raised their four children in San Diego. Rebecca worked as a county employee in the County Tax Assessor-Collectors Office and ultimately became the Deputy Chief retiring in 1999 after more than 30 years. Thereafter, she actively assisted Oscar manage and operate the ranch. After Oscar’s death, she and OG continued managing the ranch and continued to do so after OG’s death in 2016 until recently.
Rebecca was a devout Catholic and member of St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church. Her life was consumed by her devotion and love for her God, family, friends, and neighbors. She was a giving, caring and unselfish individual. The center of her universe was family. There was never a day or time when she forgot someone’s birthday which was always followed up with a card or phone call, or both, or failed to send a get well or sympathy card to a friend or neighbor. Her idea of fun was in the sharing of stories of growing up with her siblings on the Cibolo Ranch or in attending one of many events or activities of the children. She will be missed by every person who knew and loved her. She will be remembered for the many simple acts of kindnesses she showed every day in her life’s journey. For the goodness in life that she made possible with a willing and caring heart. As the last surviving sibling that grew up on the Cibolo ranch, Rebecca’s death marks an end of era. But the stories and lessons of the era continue in the lives of her descendants. And, for that the family and community are grateful.
Robert Daniel Garcia
Amadeo Noel Ramirez
Arrangements entrusted to:
Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home
1016 E. Gravis St.
San Diego, Texas 78234
Visitation Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home
Thursday, November 4, 2021
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Rosary at 7:00 pm
St. Francis de Paula
Friday, November 5, 2021
401 S. Victoria St.
San Diego, Texas 78384
Burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery #2
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we ask that everyone continue to wear a mask and social distance at the funeral home, church and at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that a contribution to the Oscar G. Garcia III Scholarship Fund which will benefit a San Diego senior attending college. Contributions may be made to the B.J.J.H. Activity fund, mailed to 609 Labbe, San Diego, Texas 78384 Attention: Administration
The family wishes to express its profound gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Manuel Martinez, his incredible nursing staff, and Sarah Rubio; to Olivia, Maria Luisa and Mari who were Rebecca’s caretakers who showed great care and compassion in the final years of her life. The greatest part of humanity is assisting in the love and care of a mother.
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