Refugio – Maria C. Garcia, age 92, of Refugio, Texas, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Victoria.
She is survived by her daughters, Sylvia Salinas (Manuel) of Victoria and Patsy Rodriguez (Tony) of Rosenberg; her sons, George Garcia (Ruby) of Refugio, and Rene Garcia (Anna) of Refugio.
She is also survived by her sisters Connie Tudon, Gloria Reyes, and Dora Perez; her brothers Alex Garcia and Robert Garcia, as well as eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband Jose Vela Garcia; her parents Carlos L. and Jovita (Guerrero) Garcia; her son Thomas J. Garcia; her brothers Pablo Garcia, Carlos Garcia, Nicolas Garcia, and David Garcia; her sisters Tina Roberts and Margie Garza.
A rosary was recited on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home in Refugio.
The funeral was held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at St. James Catholic Church at 10:00 am. with burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
A reception followed for family and friends at Padilla Hall.
Pallbearers were Manuel Ray Salinas, Steve Garcia, Russell Garcia, T.J. Rodriguez, Christopher Garcia, Jacob Salinas, Todd Franklin, and Morgan Brown.
The family gives special thanks to the nursing staff at Twin Pines, Accolade Hospice and care givers Esperanza Gallegos and JoAnn Moya for the loving care and support they gave to our beloved mother during her illness.