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Garcia, Andres

Andres Garcia, age 62, of Eagle Lake, passed away Monday, December 23 at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Funeral services were held for Mr. Garcia Tuesday, December 31 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Ray Widacki officiating.

Burial was held at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home.

Mr. Garcia was born November 30, 1923 in East Bernard to E.P. and Mary Garcia. He married Rita Ramos Garcia in Wharton on May 7, 1947.

He lived most of his life in Eagle Lake.

Mr. Garcia was the grounds keeper for the Eagle Lake Recreation center Golf Course for 14 years before going to work for Mahalitc Farms near Eagle Lake. He worked for the Mahalitc's for the past 23 years.

He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church of eagle Lake.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Ramos Garcia of Eagle Lake; one daughter, Josie Saucedo of Rosenberg; five sons, Frank Garcia of Houston, John Garcia of Eagle Lake, Joe Garcia of Richmond, Pete Garcia of Schulenburg and Anthony Garcia of Eagle Lake; one brother, Max Garcia of Eagle Lake; eight grandchildren; and one niece and one nephew.

Pallbearers were sons, Frank, John, Joe and Pete Garcia; nephew, Domingo Garcia; and his son-in-law, Vincent Saucedo.

Mr. Garcia's son Anthony served as an honorary pallbearer due to a leg injury.

Colorado County Citizen, January 2, 1986
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Garcia, Apolonia

Former Rock Island Resident Dies

By Mrs. George C. Edds

Apolonia Garcia, 83, father of Joe Garcia,. died Thursday in a Houston hospital. The deceased was well known here for many years as “Frank” before moving to Houston in 1937; he owns land here yet and once operated a grocery.

Rosary was at 6:40 p.m. Friday at Hyde Park Funeral home, Rev. J. T. Campbell officiating. FuneraI services were held at the Catholic church in Columbus Sunday preceding burial here at the Myrtle cemetery about 2 p.m.

Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Conception Garcia of Houston; daughters, Mrs. Viola Canter of Mississippi; Mrs. Carmen Eosa of East Bernard, Mrs. Eva Flores and Mrs. Bessie Pena of Houston; sons, Joe of Rock Island, Frank II of Lissie, Albert of Encino, Willie of Mississippi, Max, Richard, Adam and Frank III of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, March 29, 1951

Garcia, Auroro “Janie” (Ruiz)


Auroro "Janie" Garcia, 83, of Alleyton passed away June 15 at Oak Bend Medical Center in Richmond.

She was born in Columbus to Pedro Ruiz and Anita Costello on June 24, 1924. She married Frutoso Garcia Sr. on Nov. 16, 1946 and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons, Jimmy Garcia and Joe Garcia; brother, John Ruiz and sisters, Helen Rodriquez, Rosie Maldonado, Hope Andrade and Julia Tristan; and great granddaughter Jazmine Jean Martinez.

She is survived by her daughters Betty Daughtry and husband Herman of Industry and Mary Louise Fernandez of Bell Flower, Calif.; sons, Frutoso Garcia Jr., Richard Garcia, Jimmy Garcia and wife Rachel and Lee Garcia, all of Columbus; sisters, Betty Martinez of California, Hortencia Ruiz of Alleyton and Maria Davis of Bakersfield, Calif; nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Funeral services took place Wednesday, June 18 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with the Fr. Dan Kahlich officiating. [Interment in St. Anthony Cemetery]

Pallbearers include Pete Garcia, Edward Garcia, Albert Rios, Eddie Pulido, Roque Gonzales and Bobby Valdez.

Colorado County Citizen, June 18, 2008
Courtesy The Citizen

Garcia, Bessie


Pretty 18 Year Old Girl, Daughter of Frank Garcia, Only Mexican Family Living at Rock Island, Victim of Accident While Returning Home from Houston.

Bessie Garcia, 18, daughter of Frank Garcia, well known Mexican citizen of Rock Island, died in a hospital at Wharton Sunday following injuries received in an automobile crash on the highway near East Bernard Saturday night.

The girl, with her father, other members of the family and a friend, was returning to Rock Island from a visit to Houston, when the driver of the car is said to have gone to sleep at the wheel, the car crashing into a bridge on the highway. The girl was removed to the Wharton hospital where she died the following day.

Bessie Garcia is said to have been a beautiful Mexican girl, a member of the only Mexican family living at Rock Island, the family being well thought of by all of the citizens of that community.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, with interment in the cemetery at that place.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 6, 1935

Garcia, Ernest R.

Man Killed As Car Hits Tree On FM 155

Ernest R. Garcia, 38, of Rt. 1, Weimar, was killed at 1 a.m. Saturday, March 14 when the 1980 Mazda he was driving hit a tree alongside FM 155, two miles north of Weimar.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:15 a.m. by JP Norman Krischke of Schulenburg.

Investigating DPS Trooper Greg Trojacek of La Grange said the car was northbound, went off the road to the left and hit tree at the fence line. Garcia's seat belt was not buckled.

Frankie Vana and Emil Martinez of Weimar were the first officers on the scene after a couple returning from a dance at New Bielau came upon the wreck and reported it. Also assisting with the traffic later was Chief Joey Targac

In a bizarre twist to the accident, it happened just a few yards north of where Garcia's pickup went through the same fence and overturned in a pasture a couple of weeks earlier.

Garcia, a heavy equipment operator, had lived in this area 20 years, moving here from Bay City with his family in 1967. Born Jan. 13, 1949, at Bay City, he was a son of Pedro M. and Eloisa (Rodriguez) Garcia. He attended Bay City public schools.

Funeral services were held Monday from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Garcia is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Garcia of Weimar; one son, Ernie and two daughters, Mary Elizabeth and Joy Dawn, all of Schulenburg; three brothers, Ray and Roland Garcia of Weimar and SFC Pete Garcia Jr. of Aschaffenburg, Germany; six sisters, Mary Valdez of Corpus Christi, Rachael Jones of La Grange and Martha Janecka, Naomi Kunz, Teresa Garcia and Irma Garcia, all of Weimar and numerous nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts and cousins. A brother, Arthur Garcia, preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, March 19, 1987
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Garcia, Feb


Feb Garcia, age 61, of San Francisco, California, passed away April 10 in San Francisco.

Funeral services were held for Mr. Feb Garcia Wednesday, April 16 at Rock Island Baptist Church with Rev. Melburn Sibley officiating. Clara Mae Nash served as pianist. Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany. Funeral Home in Eagle Lake.

Burial was at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.

Mr. Garcia was born June 25, 1924 in Rock Island to Joe and Petra Garcia where he grew up and attended school:

He served with the US Army Air Corps during WW II and has lived in San Francisco for the past 30 years. He worked with the Western Can Company of San Francisco as a Lithographer for the past 25 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mickey Garcia of San Francisco; one step-daughter, Lois Logan of San Francisco; four sisters, Ruby Crabtree of Howell, Mich., Anna Rae Anthony of. Plqua, Ohio, Ruth Ann Garcia of Richmond and Virginia Garcia of San Jose, California; five brothers, Tiny of Mesa, Ariz., Healy of Cincinatti[sic], Ohio, Ted of Milpitias, California, Edward of Silsby and Joe Garcia, Jr., of San Francisco; and numerous other relatives and a host of loved ones.

Pallbearers were Chester Hudson, Lee Girndt, S. A. DeFoor, Jr., Allen Moss and G. H. Henry.

Colorado County Citizen, April 24, 1986, page 1

Garcia, Isabel Moreno


Isabel Moreno Garcia, of Borden passed away June 26 in Detroit Mich.

He was born Nov. 5, 1920 in San Patricio to Segundo Z. Garcia and Trinidad Moreno.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1940 and served in World War II. In 1947, he moved to Detroit, Mich. where he worked in the Steel Industry. He moved back to Texas in 1947 settling in Weimar and later in Borden. Isabel was known to many of his friends as Chevalo.

He is survived by his children, Nancy Lugo of Victoria, Richard, George and Alice Garcia of Detroit, Mich., Sue Garcia of Taylor, Mich., Harold Garcia of Rockwood, Mich. and Diane Garcia of El Paso; stepchildren, Mary Frenzel and Ronald Smith of Columbus, 13 grandchildren, eight great-children and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services took place July 2 in Detroit with Military Honors. Isabel was cremated and his ashes will be brought back to McFadden where he spent his youth.

Colorado County Citizen, July 22, 2008
Courtesy The Citizen

Garcia, Joe

Last Rites Held June 12 for J. Garcia

Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12th at the Rock Island Baptist Church for Joe Garcia, 79 of Rock Island. Mr. Garcia passed away June 9th, 1979 in Silsbee, Texas following seven months of illness. The Rev. Rogelio Rodriguez, pastor of Gethsemani Baptist Mission of Eagle Lake, officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Myrtle Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Billy Mayes, Wilbur Henry, Max Girndt, Allen Moss, Ernest Moore and Cecil Owers. Mill Bauer Funeral Home of Eagle Lake was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Garcia was born August 26, 1899 in Cuero, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Apolonio Garcia. He was a retired farmer and lived in Rock Island for most of his life. His wife preceded him in death in 1960 and a son, Tony Garcia, died in the service of his country in Korea in 1955. Surviving are six sons, Healy Garcia of Cincinnati, Ohio. Tiny Garcia of Mesa, Arizona, Joe Garcia, Jr., Ted Garcia and Feb Garcia of San Francisco. Calif., and Edward Garcia of Silsbee, four daughters, Annie Rae Anthony, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Ruby Crabtree of Howell. Michigan. Virginia Garcia of San Francisco, and Ruth Ann Garcia of Rosenberg; and other relatives and friends.

Eagle Lake Headlight; June 21, 1979
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Garcia, Jose

Eagle Lake, July 27.--Jose Garcia, an employe on the San Antonio & Aransas Pass railway, working on the section near this city, was run over and instantly killed in the Sap yards here today at 1:10 p.m. Garcia walked around on the shady side of a string of cars that were standing on a siding and sat down to rest. He fell asleep with both head and hands across the rail. The westbound local train, which arrives here about noon, backed in on the siding and struck the car under which Garcia was asleep, resulting in his death. The head and hands were completely severed from the body. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, August 3, 1907, page 7


Garcia, Joseph Resas


Joseph Resas Garcia, 58, of Palacios, passed away March 2, at Palacios Community Medical Center following a sudden illness.

He was born April 8, 1945 in Pearland, to Joseph Resas and Matilde Isabel (Cardenas) Garcia Sr and married Ninfa Sylvia Garcia Aug. 23, 1983. He attended Eagle Lake High School and led a career as a welder with Brown and Root Construction.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Guadalupe Frances Servantes; son, Joe Louis Garcia; sister, Sarah Sosa; and brothers, Johnny and Leonard Morales.

He is survived by his wife; daughters and sons-in-law, Elva Yvonne Mindieta of Eagle Lake, Lisa Ann and Jeff Carmona of Katy, Matilde Garcia and Robert Rodriguez of Rosenberg, Sylvia Angelica Garcia and Pedro Torres of Rosenberg; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph Louis Garcia of Rosenberg, Jamiel David Garcia and Linda LeBlanc of El Campo, Jason Louis and Susie Garcia of Rosenberg; sisters, Mary Sosa of Eagle Lake, Adelina Cortez of Rosenberg, Celia Fernandez of Eagle Lake, Janie Vasquez of Eagle Lake, Petra Morales and Freda Kay Morales, both of Galveston; brothers, Pete Munoz of Louise, Louis Morales and Jesse Morales, both of Galveston; 21 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

A prayer service was conducted at Dulany Funeral Home Friday, March 5 with the Rev. Eddie Winkler, pastor of the Parish of the Nativity in Eagle Lake presiding. The remains will be cremated. His family will assemble for memorial services and committal at a later date in Palacios.

The Colorado County Citizen, March 10, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Garcia, Lionisia (Guerrero)

Lionisia Garcia

Lionisia Garcia, 68, of Weimar died Feb. 11 at Parkview Manor in Weimar. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 13 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John C. Bily officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.

Lionisia was born Oct. 9, 1938 in Ammannsville to Jose and Natavidad (Bargas) Guerrero.

She married Gonzalo G. Garcia on March 8, 1964 at West Palm Beach in Florida.

Mrs. Garcia worked for Utex Industries, and did custodial work for St. Michael Rectory, First State Bank, Hill Bank and Trust, and for several ladies in Weimar.

Lionisia enjoyed spending time with her grandsons, helping her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in whatever ways she could, cooking especially her homemade tamales, and tending to her many indoor and outdoor plants.

She is survived by her husband, Gonzalo G. Garcia of Weimar; son, Gonzalo Garcia Jr. of Weimar; daughters, Angel G. Rosas of Weimar, and Janie Garcia of Weimar; and grandsons, John and Drey Rosas.

She is also survived by her siblings, Victoriana Munoz of Spring, Ramona Ramirez of Weimar, Dominga Delgado of Oakland, Josephine Mayorga of Houston, Connie Mayorga of Weimar, Guadalupe Gutierrez of Schulenburg, Bisenta Ramirez of Houston, Antonio Guerrero of Weimar and Andrew Guerrero of Houston.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Marcelino Guerrero, Octaviano Guerrero, Jose Guerrero Jr., Bartolo Guerrero; infant brother and two infant sisters; and parents.

Pallbearers were Nick Ramirez Jr., Raymond Ramirez, Larry Joe Guerrero, Joe Mayorga, Andrew Guerrero Jr. and Tivo Delgado Jr.

Weimar Mercury, February 22, 2007, page 2

Garcia, Marcus


Funeral services were held for Marcus Garcia Wednesday, June I5 from St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home with Father Tim Kosler officiating.

Burial was at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Garcia was born July I3, 1925 in Glidden to Jim Garcia and Eufemia Reyes Garcia. He married Juanita Ramirez Garcia June 2, 1941. He worked for T. C. M. and Lone Star Grave[l] Industries as a haul driver before retiring.

Mr. Garcia was. a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and he was affiliated with Knights of Columbus Council No. 2971.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Garcia of Columbus; daughters, Linda Lleverion of Weimar, Virginia Garza of Glidden, Juanita Herrera of Katy, Patricia Garamillo and Christina Garcia both of Columbus; son, Michael Garcia of Columbus; sisters, Lenora Rios and Olivia Ramirez both of Columbus; 17 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Pete Garcia, Larry Rios, Michael Garcia, Jimmy Garcia, Rueben Perez and David Ramirez.

Honorary pallbearers were Eufemio Vasquez, Angel Vasquez, Manuel Ramirez, Pete Ramirez, Raymond Ramirez and Pete Gonzales.

Colorado County Citizen, June 23, 1988, page 2

Garcia, Ninfa (Trevino)

Ninfa Trevino Garcia, 58, of Eagle Lake, died Friday, Sept. 16, 1994, in a Houston hospital from injuries sustained in an Aug. 3, automobile accident near Houston.

Her Husband, Jesus Ledezma, died Aug. 7, also from injuries received in the same accident.

Born Jan. 18, 1936, in Matamoros, Mexico, she was the daughter of Manuel Trevino and Maria Garcia. She and her husband had been residents of Eagle Lake since 1972.

Graveside services and interment were held Sept. 20, at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake with Rev. Frank Navarro, Pastor of Vine of the Lord Church of Eagle Lake officiating.

Serving as pallbearers were Alfonso Trevino, Martin Ledezma, Lauro Perez, Gilbert Henrandez, John Sommerlatte, Gavino Guzman, David Watson, Mark Williams and Ruth Hernandez.

Mrs. Garcia is survived by her daughters, Maria Perez of Eagle Lake, Alma Hernandez of El Paso, Magdalena Mancia of Eagle Lake, Hilda Sommerlatte of Wharton, Sylvia Guzman of Eagle Lake, Viola Ledezma of Wharton and Erica Trevino of El Paso; sons Alfonso Trevino of California and Martin Ledezma of Eagle Lake; sisters, Magdalena Casiano of California and Ernestina Mendoza of Matomoras; 11 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

Colorado County Citizen, September 21, 1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Garcia, Pedro M. Sr.

Pedro Garcia Sr. Funeral Services Held Aug. 2

Pedro M. Garcia Sr., 85, of Weimar, died July 31, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Aug. 2 at St. Michael's Church in Weimar with Father John Bily officiating.

Interment followed at the St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mr. Garcia was born Sept. 4, 1917 in Cuero to Domingo and Hilaria (Morales) Garcia.

He married Eloise Rodrigues on March 9, 1947 in Bay City.

He served his country in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the VFW.

Mr. Garcia is survived by three sons, Ray Garcia and wife Lillie of Weimar, Pete R. Garcia and wife Janie of Columbus and Roland Garcia and wife Theresa of Markham; five daughters, Mary Valdez and husband Joseph of Corpus Christi, Martha Janecka and husband Kevin of Weimar, Naomi Kunz and husband Larry of Benton, Ark., Teresa Adams and husband Lee of Victoria, Irma Rerich and husband Patrick of Weimar.

He is also survived by five brothers, Ignacio Garcia of Bay City, Domingo Garcia of Mesquite, Albert Garcia of Markham, Richard Garcia of Dew and Sammy Garcia of Alvin; three sisters, Dora Castillo of Spring, Gloria Ramos of Angleton and Olivia Medina of Bay City; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Garcia was preceded in death by his wife, Eloisa; infant son, Arthur Garcia; son, Ernest R. Garcia; daughter, Rachael Garcia Jones; sisters, Juanita Garcia and Estella Lopez.

Pallbearers were Joseph E. Valdez, Randall W. Jones, Kevin P. Janecka, Larry Kunz, Lee Adams, and Patrick Rerich.

The Weimar Mercury, August 7, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Garcia, Petra/ Pearl?

Mrs. Joe Garcia Last Rites Today In Rock Island

Graveside services for Mrs. Pearl Garcia of Rock Island will be held there this (Thursday) afternoon, at 2:30 in Myrtle cemetery with Rev. Edmund Bily of St. Mary's Catholic church of Nada officiating.

Her body will be brought from Mill-Bauer funeral home in Eagle Lake to the Baptist church in Rock Island at 2 p.m.

After having been in ill health for some time, Mrs. Garcia died at her home at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday after a heart attack. She was born in Nada Jan. 31, 1904, and was married to Joe Garcia in 1922 in Columbus, She had spent all her married life in Rock Island.

The Garcias were parents of 17 children, 6 of whom died in infancy. A son, Tony died in California in 1955 while serving with the U. S. Marines.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Garcia is survived by 10 children, Mrs. Jerry Crabtree of Northvill, Mich.; Mrs. William Anthony of Sidney, Ohio, Feb and Ted of San Francisco, Calif.; Joe Jr. of the U.S. Marines in Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Healy of the U.S. Marines in Yuma, Ariz.; Tiny of the U.S. Airforce in Newton, Tex., and Ruth and Virginia at home. Other survivors are 10 grandchildren, a brother, John Gonzales of Glen Flora, and a sister, Mrs. Del Rosa of Hallettsville.

All children were home to attend the funeral services.

Colorado County Citizen, January 14, 1960, page 2

Garcia, Reynoldo “Ray”

Reynoldo Garcia Fueral Services Held Sept. 28.

Reynoldo (Ray) Garcia, 56, of Weimar, died on Sept. 24 at Audie Murphy Veteran’s Hospital in San Antonio.

Funeral services were held Sept. 28, at St. Michael’s Church with Father Bily officiating.

Interment followed in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Garcia was born Dec. 12, 1947 in Bay City to Pedro and Eloisa Rodriguez Garcia.

Mr. Garcia served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1971 in Fort Polk, La., Ft. Carson, Col. and Phuc Vhin, Vietnam.

He worked for years as a heavy equipment operator.

He married Lillie Delgado on Aug. 2, 1971.

Mr Garcia was a member of the Golf Club here in Weimar.

He also played baseball with the Weimar Merchants and the Weimar Vets.

He is survived by his wife Lillie Garcia of Weimar; daughter Brooke Garcia and husband Albert of San Antonio; brothers, Peter Garcia and wife Janie of Columbus, Roland Garcia and wife Theresa of Markham;

Sisters Mary Valdez and husband Joseph of Corpus Christi, Martha Janecka and husband Kevin of Weimar, Naomi Kunz and husband Larry of Weimar, Teresa Adams and husband Lee of Weimar and Irma Rerich and husband Pat of Weimar.

Mr. Garcia was preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Eloisa Garcia; a brother, Ernest Garcia; one sister, Rachel Jones and an infant brother, Arthur Garcia.

Pallbearers were brothers, Pete and Roland Garcia; nephews, Mark Delgado, Scott Vanek and Trey Garcia and cousin Luis Garcia.

Honorary pallbearers were brothers-in-law, Ollie Delgado, Kevin Janecka, Matt Ramirez, Lee Adams, Pat Rerich, Joe Bargas, Larry Kunz, Joseph Valdez and Lad Vanek.

Weimar Mercury, October 14, 2004

Garcia, Robert D.


Funeral services for Robert D. Garcia, age 66, were held Tuesday. February 5 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Columbus, under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Father Brian Crookes officiating. Rosary was said Monday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 P.M. at Henneke Funeral Home.

Mr. Garcia was born in Eagle Lake, Texas in 1918, to Joseph Maria and Virginia DeLeon Garcia.

Mr. Garcia resided in Sheridan, Texas for the past two years.

He is survived by his wife, Janie Perez Garcia; daughters, Janie Coleman. Atlanta, Ga., Delores Martinez, Houston, Janie Maleatzia, Sugarland, Virginia Garcia, California; sons, Santos Garcia, Needville, Robert Garcia, Jr., El Campo, Jimmie Garcia, El Campo, Richard Garcia, Magnolia; sister, Tillie Pena, Houston; brother, Julio Garcia, Houston; 27 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Paul Erevia. Joseph Erevia. Anthony Erevia. Manual Erevia, Gilbert Garcia, and Alexander Garcia.

Interment, Woodmen of the World Cemetery, Rosenburg, Texas.

Colorado County Citizen, February 14, 1985, page 2

Garcia, Steve Sr.


Steve Garcia, Sr., 77, of Garwood passed away July 29.

He was born on August 3, 1928 in Glen Flora to Hilario and Juanita Zavala Garcia.

Steve retired from Garwood Implement after 21 years, and was of Catholic faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Polo Martinez; and a son, Felix Garcia.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Perez Garcia of Garwood; sons, Steve Garcia, Jr. of Lockhart, Alfred Garcia of Houston, Daniel Garcia and Larry Garcia both of El Campo, and Greg Garcia of Lockhart; daughters, Deloris Hernandez of Palacios, Rosie Calvo of Antioch, Tennessee, Julie Segovia Magnolia, Frances Villarreal, Lucille Rosa, Alice Perez, Mary Jane Perez and Hopie Garcia, all of Houston, and Stephanie Garcia of Garwood; step-daughter, Doris Cadriel of El Campo; sister, Justina Sanchez of Houston; 49 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 1, at Triska Funeral Home. A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada with Rev. Joe Vrana officiating. Interment followed at Glen Flora Cemetery under the direction of Triska Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Wesley Cadriel, Miguel Segovia, Jr., Juan Benito Calvo, Duane Hernandez, Marcus Hernandez and Christopher Garcia.

Honorary pallbearers were Tino Casarez, Dave Guthrie, Albert Perez and Ascencion Rodriguez.

Memorial donations may be made to Garwood Volunteer Fire Department or Hospice Support Inc.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, Aug. 10th, 2006
Submitted by John Konesheck

Garcia, Tony

Sgt. Tony Garcia Given Military Funeral Aug. 31

ROCK ISLAND—Military funeral services for Marine Sgt. Tony Garcia, 24, son of Pearl and Joe Garcia were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Rock Island Baptist Church with Rev. R.D. Dill, Pastor of the Sheridan Baptist Church officiating. The Mill-Bauer Funeral Home of Eagle Lake was in charge and burial was in the Myrtle Cemetery here. Sgt. Garcia, a Korean War Veteran and winner of the Purple Heart award, was killed Aug. 23 when the car he was driving alone near Chula Vista, Calif., went out of control and the resulting crash threw him out onto the pavement at 2:55 a.m., death was official pronounced at 3:24 a.m. in the Chula Vista hospital. He was stationed at San Diego. The body arrived in Eagle Lake Monday evening, escorted by a brother, Pfc. Edward Garcia, of the marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Surviving besides his parents are 6 brothers and 4 sisters; at home here are Virginia, Ruth, Joe Jr., and Ted; in Ohio are Mrs. Ruby Crabtree of Urbana and Mrs. Annie Rae Anthony of Sidney; 3 brothers are World War II Veterans, Tiny, an Army Sergeant, thought to be in Formosa, Feb, employed in San Francisco, Calif., and Healy, a Master Sergeant of the Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif., also Edward of Camp Pendleton.

The Colorado County Citizen, September 1, 1955
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
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