Benavides - Olivia O. Garcia, 91, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at her residence after a long illness. She was born on September 20, 1925 to her parents, Raul and Jacoba Garza Oliveira in Benavides, Texas. She worked for over 25 years for Duval County Water District. She was a devoted member of the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church in Benavides, Texas and a long term member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed reading, needle point, and baking her delectable apple cake. Olivia's children were the pride and joy of her life. The legacy of Olivia's kind and generous spirit for family will always be treasured. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister and aunt that will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Hector O. Garcia; a grandson, John Michael Cantu; her parents; three sisters and three brothers. 

Olivia is survived by her children, Anna Olivia Garcia of Harlingen, Texas; Mario Hector Garcia of Benavides, Texas; Luis A. "Louie" (Rena B. ) Garcia of Benavides, Texas; David Hugo (Sylvia) Garcia of San Benito, Texas; Debra Meta (Noel) Barrera of Lake Jackson, Texas; Elsa Marie (A.R.) Elizondo of Corpus Christi, Texas; Camille G. Villegas (Rick Ramon of Mission, Texas; two sisters, Olga Perez of Santa Maria, California; Jakie Garcia of Taft, Texas; two brothers, Nestor Oliveira of Phoenix, Arizona; Crescencio Oliveira "Chencho" of Rockport, Texas; brother-in-law, Carlos Homero Garcia of San Diego, Texas; sister-in-law, Maria Antonieta Garcia of Benavides, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 pm. on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church in Benavides, Texas. Interment will follow at the Garcia Cemetery in Benavides, Texas.

Anyone wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so at

 Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home, San Diego, Texas 361-279-3311.