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Herlinda Garcia
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home

Herlinda GarciaHerlinda Garcia, 84, went to be with the Lord October 25, 2007 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Monday, October 29, 2007 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father John Paul Flajole, celebrant. Graveside services will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston. The family will receive visitors Sunday, October 28, 2007 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston, Texas.

Herlinda was born April 26, 1923 to Elefonso and Inocencia Barrios Gandara in Ensavinas, Mexico. She was a kind and caring person, raising her children to be the same. She was always willing to share with those that were needy. She doted on her grandchildren and great grandchildren to the point of spoiling them. She was an AVON saleslady from 1965, a regular Member of the Presidents Club and a very spiritual, Christian person.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband, Joe Garcia, Sr., son, David Garcia, sisters, Minnie Hernandez, Lalie Cruz, brothers, Emelio Gandara and Erasmo Gandara,  Herlinda is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Lopez and husband, Omar of Galveston; sons, Joe Garcia, Jr. and wife Ophelia of Galveston and Robert Garcia and wife, Elaine of Baltimore, Maryland; sisters, Esther Carr of Temple, Texas and Eva Carrizal of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Debra Santos, Patricia Delgado, Christal Jo Garcia, Andrea Lopez, Michael Lopez and Roman Joe Lopez; 9 great grandchildren, numerous other relatives and many friends.

Pallbearers will be Michael Lopez, Roman Joe Lopez,  Carlos “Charlie” Delgado, Gilbert Santos, Brenden Santos and Stephen Sendejas. Honorary pallbearers are Brandon Kiamar, Anthony Bellamy, Emilio Mata, and Alphonso Ortiz.

Special thanks to her doctor Maria Camacho for always being there for her. Also to Dr. Gopal and nurses Marie and Mike at UTMB’s MICU for their excellent care and understanding.

Donations may be made in Herlinda’s name to Father Flanigan’s Boystown, P.O. Box 6000 Boys Town, NE 68010 or the Womens Crisis Resource Center, P.O. Box 1545 Galveston. Texas 77553.



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