ALICE, Texas Matilde Garcia, 52, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2009 in a local nursing home following an extended illness. She was a resident of Alice most of her life.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Garcia of Alice, Texas; son, Frank Garcia Jr. of Alice; daughter, Nicole Garcia of Alice; father, Rodrigo Valdez of Alice; three sisters, Belinda Gonzalez of Alice, Areglia Traylor of Elmira, Mich., and Susie Meyers of Joliet, Ill.; three sisters-in-law: three brothers-in-law, her father-in-law and five grandchildren.

A memorial prayer service will be held at the residence of Belinda Gonzalez at 1006 Jim Wells Street in Alice, Texas, beginning at 10 a.m., on Friday, January 30, 2009.

Arrangements entrusted to Roberson Funeral Home of Alice, Texas.