Graciela Garcia, 84, of George West, died on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.
Mrs. Garcia was born Sept. 16, 1934, in Gregory, Texas to Guadencio “Lencho” and Gregoria (Hernandez) Benavides. She married Renato Garcia on March 9, 1957, in George West.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Carlos Garcia and Fernando Garcia; and two brothers, Carlos Benavides and Reynaldo Benavides.
Survivors include two sons, Renato (Joyce Lopez) Garcia, Jr. of George West and Xavier (Alma) Garcia of Jourdanton; two daughters, Teri (Neil) Jegglie of Corvallis, Oregon and Marissa (Hani) Elsedawy of Eygpt; a brother, Ismael Benavides of Gregory; two sisters, Mercedes Viallon of San Antonio and Socorro Martinez of Pearland; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Galloway & Sons Chapel in George West with a rosary recited at that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, at St. George Catholic Church with Father Romeo Salinas officiating. Interment will follow at George West Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joe Martinez, Roy Gamez, Samuel Garcia, Ruben Pena, Shawn Ray Alvarez and Antonio Castillo.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roberto Garcia, Reynaldo Gonzales and Marcel Garcia.