MISSION – Gonzalo G. Garcia, 71, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015 in Alton. He was born in McAllen on November 29, 1943, the first born to Gonzalo and Agueda Garcia. Gonzalo was raised in the Rio Grande valley until his early teens when he moved with his mother and siblings to Wilder, Idaho. After his mother’s passing he decided to come make his home in Texas again. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1967 and served in Vietnam.
He is survived by one son, Luis Garcia from Colorado; two daughters, Esther Garcia from Colorado and Jessica Mendoza from Corpus Christi; three brothers, Luis Garcia from The Dalles, Oregon; Jesus Abel Garcia from Monmouth, Oregon; Octavio Garcia from New Mexico; three sisters, Dalia Torres from Hubbard, Oregon; Delia Aleman from Van Couver, Washington and Aurora Trevino, Matzalan, Mexico; and seven grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his son, Gonzalo Garcia III.
Visitation will be held, today, Thursday, April 30, from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Friday, May, 1, 2015 at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Burial will follow at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.