Geraldene “Deana” Harris Ward McKaig, age 80, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, September 9, 2017, in Laredo, Texas. She was born in Alice, Texas to Orsby Gerald Harris and Elma Edith Boultinghouse Harris on July 10, 1937.

She graduated from Agua Dulce High School in 1955. She worked as a pharmacy technician for over 30 years; beginning at Gibson’s Discount Center and at Walmart Pharmacy until her retirement.

Geraldene is preceded in death by her parents Elma and “Skinny” Harris, brother Monty Harris, daughter-in-law, Cindy Ward, and infant granddaughter, Katherine Castle.

She will be dearly missed by her husband of 36 years, Francis Paul McKaig of Laredo; her five children, Eddie Ward of Austin, Cynthia (Thomas) Castille, Sienna Plantation, Annette Van Fleet of Conroe, Mark (Diana) Ward of Sinton, Paul (Megan) Ward of Laredo; fifteen grandchildren, Justin, Amy, Erin, Courtney (Travis), Ryan, Harris (Cassie), Whitley, Kelly, Spencer, Casey, Heston, Benjamin, Tristan, Shelby and Tate; two great-grandsons, J.J. and Gabriel; and the father of her children, Edwin Glenn Ward of Laredo.

The family would like to thank Lupita and Nicole Flores for being very devoted caregivers to their mother and grandmother.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Holmgreen Mortuary.

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Odem, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society by visiting or the American Lung Association at

Services are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 East Main Street, Alice, Texas 78332.

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