LA TRINIDAD RANCH - Gemma O. Salinas Garcia, age 93, passed away February 4, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born February 3, 1924 in Falfurrias, Texas to Manuel and Emilia Salinas. She worked for Kroger for many years and helped her husband at the dairy. She enjoyed cooking, making pan de polvo, and tamales. Gemma had strong bond with her nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews whom she adored greatly. She had a sense of humor and a unique character that everyone fell in love with. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Emilia Salinas; husband, Roel Garcia; and sister, Manuelita Garcia.
Gemma is survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Mary Grace Alanis (Luz) of Mission, Texas, Zaida Avila (David) of Georgetown, Texas, Jorge Garcia of Houston, Texas, Robert Garcia, Norma Perez, Higinio Garcia, Noel Garcia, and JM Garcia all of La Trinidad Ranch, Texas; cousins, Nora Amador and Bessie Garcia both of La Trinidad Ranch, Texas; numerous other nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 6, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Rosas Funeral Home Chapel in Alice with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. that evening. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ben Bolt. Burial to follow at Las Calaveras Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jorge Garcia, Robert Garcia, Higinio Garcia, Noel Garcia., J.M. Garcia, and Omar Alanis.
Funeral arrangements entrusted with ROSAS FUNERAL HOME, INC.