Our precious mother, Estefana P. Garcia, born March 18, 1935 in Tenditas, Texas went to be with our Lord on December 24, 2015. She was born to Jose and Sofia Pena. Estefana, affectionately known as “Fane”, was a native of Rios, Texas. After her husband’s death, she moved to Alice, Texas to be closer to her children. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be dearly missed by everyone whose life she touched. Her memory will forever be kept in our hearts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elizandro Garcia; her parents, Jose and Sofia Pena; her in-laws, Alfredo and Paula Garcia; several siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.
She leaves her children to cherish her memories: Diana (Ray) Figueroa of Alice, Texas, Elizandro “Alex” (Rose) Garcia of Banquete, Texas, Noelia (Samuel) Rios of Palito Blanco, Texas and Sofia (Henry) Gonzalez of Palito Blanco, Texas; her sister, Maria Elma (Norberto) Garcia of Alice, Texas and her brother, Jose (Edna) Pena of Benavides, Texas; eight grandsons and seven great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Rosas Funeral Home Chapel in Alice, Texas with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Alfredo Garcia Cemetery in Rios, Texas.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jose Antonio (Prissy) Vera, Javier (Rachal) Garcia, Elizandro Garcia, Samuel Rios Jr., Steven (Gloria) Rios, Andrew Rios, Henry (Kayla) Gonzalez Jr. and Gabriel Gonzalez.
A very special thank you to the nurses and staff of Retama Manor and Nurses on Wheels for all their care and support.
Funeral Arrangements Entrusted to ROSAS FUNERAL HOME