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Maria Ilsa Garcia, age 85, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2017 in Huntsville, Texas. She was born in Kingsville, Texas on February 17, 1932. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she volunteered for various organizations including the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She was also an election volunteer and was active with her kids school activities for many years such as the P.T.A. and Booster Clubs. Ilsa was preceded in death by her husband, Julio Garcia; her mother, Agapita Canales; sister, Rosa Ilma Vela; brothers, Juanito Canales and Gumercindo Canales; and grandsons, Robert Garcia and Erik Romo.
She is survived by children - Julio Garcia III, Rosa Adair, Albert Garcia and wife Melba, Anna Shreves and husband Darryl, and Patricia McHenry and husband Bertrand; step-children - Lydia Jasso and husband Al, Elma Workman and husband Rich, and Tom Garcia; sisters, Himelda Hinojosa and Loida Flores; brother, Luis Canales; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Family visitation will be held at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm followed by a Rosary service at 6:30 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.
View online at www.herringtonfuneral.com.
Published on May 11, 2017
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