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PEÑITAS – Petra O. Garcia, 90, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on Feb. 17, 1923 in McAllen to Reynaldo and Soledad Olivares.
Survivors include her children, Felipe Garcia, Gloria Garcia, Lorenzo Garcia, Maria Soledad Medina, Alberto Garcia, San Juanita Salinas, Rene Garcia, Maria Guadalupe Garcia, Carolina Garcia and Jesusita Garza; siblings, Reyna Gonzalez, Criselda Hernandez, Aurora Garcia, Irene Castillo, Amelia Olivares and Jose Angel Olivares; and 54 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Guillermo Garcia; parents; and children, Guillermo Garcia Jr., Juan Antonio Garcia, Maria Graciela Garcia, Carlos Garcia, Guadalupe Garcia, Carolina Garcia and Soledad Garcia.
The funeral mass was held on June 17 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Peñitas. Interment followed at San Jose Cemetery in Mission.
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