Ricarda "Rica" Garduño

Décédé(e) le 20 juillet 2020

Ricarda "Rica" Flores Garduño of Olathe, Kansas left us on Monday, July 20, 2020 with her family by her side at Saint Luke’s Medical Plaza. She fought complications from COVID-19 for three months. Rica was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She came to the United States in 1982 and began her life here with her daughter Brenda.

Rica worked at Gemtech and Olathe Medical center for 24 plus years. She dedicated most of her life to her work. Those in the community knew her as a very strong and firm person who was generous and giving no matter the occasion. She was devout in her Catholic faith and devoted to the Virgin of Guadalupe.

Rica is survived by her two children Juan Manuel Castillo, San Luis Potosi City, and Brenda Garduño Castillo and sister Lupita, Gardner, and seven other siblings, and six grandchildren. Her family and friends will miss Rica deeply.

Psalms 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.McGilley-Frye.com for the Garduño family.

Ricarda "Rica" Flores Garduño de Olathe, Kansas, nos dejó el lunes 20 de julio de 2020 con su familia a su lado en Saint Luke’s Medical Plaza. Ella luchó contra las complicaciones de COVID-19 durante tres meses. Rica nació en la ciudad de San Luis Potosí, México. Ella vino a los Estados Unidos en 1982 y comenzó su vida aquí con su hija Brenda.

Rica trabajó en Olathe Medical Center y Gemtech durante más de 24 años. Dedicó la mayor parte de su vida a su trabajo. Los miembros de la comunidad la conocían como una persona muy fuerte y firme, generosa sin importar la ocasión. Ella era devota en su fe católica y a la Virgen de Guadalupe.

A Rica le sobreviven sus dos hijos Juan Manuel Castillo, en la ciudad de San Luis Potosí, Mexico y Brenda Garduño queradica en Estados Unidos. Y su hermana Lupita, y siete hermanos. Y seis nietos. Su familia y amigos extrañarán profundamente a Rica.

Salmos 23:1 El Señor es mi pastor; Nada me faltará. 2 Me obliga a tumbarme en pastos verdes; me guía junto a las aguas tranquilas. Se pueden compartir buenos recuerdos y expresiones de simpatía en www.McGilley-Frye.com para la familia Garduño.


  • Juan Manuel Castillo, Son
  • Brenda Castillo Garduno, Daughter
  • Lupita, Sister
  • Rica is survived by her two children Juan Manuel Castillo and Brenda Castillo Garduno, her sister Lupita and seven other siblings, and six grandchildren.


  • Funeral Service

    samedi, 8 août , 2020


Ricarda "Rica" Garduño

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Gloria Sanchez

septembre 6, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of Rica's death. I met her when I worked at Olathe Medical Center. She always had a smile. She would often share stories about growing up in Mexico. She often spoke of her daughter and grandbaby she was so proud of them . It was an honor to call her my friend. She and I attended the last concert in KCMO of Juan Gabriel together. It was a fun evening , Que descanses in paz mi amiga.

Dan Carpenter

août 7, 2020

Rica worked for GemTech for 24 years. She was a very hard worker, extremely dependable, and willing to do whatever was needed.
Truly no one could ask for a better co worker.
Even more importantly...Rica was a wonderful person, and over the years she became my friend.
Often on her breaks she would come to my office just to see how I was doing. When ever I saw Rica out in the plant I always made a point to stop and talk with her.

I will miss her dearly, and I am sure all of you will as well.

Keith Manford

août 7, 2020

Rica was very special to me. She was a dedicated person with very high morals and always dignified. She taught me some Spanish and acknowledged me as Tito when I told her this name was given to me by my Spanish teacher in elementary school. The last words I heard her say were in a voicemail and will always haunt me, "Hi Tito. I miss you". This was in late April or early May, after I retired. and I had missed her phone call. I tried several times to call her back and left a message, but she never called me back. Well Rica, I miss you very much too and will always love you and your family. Adiós Rica.

Abraham cortes

août 6, 2020

rica la conosco desde el 2002 fue muy buena persona con mucha jente incluido yo ,me acuerdo una vez que fuimos al macdonald de la Santa Fe por la manana me platica sus anécdotas tenia su trucka negra. y estaba trabajando en dos trabajos a pesar que se quedo sola con brenda nunca se dio por vencido tubo dos trabajos asta que se lo permitieron nunca se dio por vencido lucho asta el final muchas cosas tubo que pasar y sufrir pero ella era una mujer muy fuerte al final le pague mal a ella, estoy en paz porque me perdono supo perdonar y ayudar esta en la memoria De Dios

Fernanda Martínez

août 3, 2020

Ricarda Garduno was my aunt. She was the best aunt anyone could ask for. She was crazy in a good way! She had the most beautiful smile and personality. You were taken away from us to soon tia. I think of you at work and just imagine you walking around handing out doughnuts to everyone. I am always going to be thinking about the memories we had together and all the good things you have done to our family. Te quiero tia ya estas descansado y estas con nuestro Padre Dios.

Fernanda Martinez

août 3, 2020

Ricarda Garduno was my aunt. The only aunt I had living here in Kansas. She was the best aunt anyone could ask for! She had the most beautiful smile and personality. I can’t believe that she was taken away from us so soon. I really am gonna miss you tia. I think of you at work and just imagine that you are there walking around handing out doughnuts to everyone. You are in a better place now. Ya estas descansando y estas con nuestro Padre Dios. Te quiero tia❤️

Tract Smith

août 3, 2020

Rica was more than a coworker. She was my friend and part of my family. I always told her, "I love you Garduno" because she insisted I call her Garduno. She would usually reply, "I love you ponson". For years she brought me cookies from Panera to fatten me up. It's hard to believe I will never see her smile again. She will live in my heart forever. I love you Garduno