OBITUARY

Maria G. Garcia

December 22, 1929January 6, 2019

Maria G. Garcia, 89, of Abilene, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church with burial following in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 6 to 8pm with a rosary starting at 7pm on Wednesday evening at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, located at 5701 Hwy 277 south. Maria was born on December 22, 1929 in Lagarto, Texas to Bruno and Julia Gutierrez. She was raised on a ranch, which left her with a lifelong love of horses. She was proud of her upbringing. Being raised a rancher's daughter she learned to work hard, which helped her to provide for her family when she got older. She was a very active member of St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church, where she was a part of the Creative Ladies and helped prepare meals for families attending funerals. Maria also worked as a supervisor for Hendrick Medical Center for 20+ years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Manuel Garcia; grandson, Danny Martinez; brothers, Lino and Sam Gutierrez; and sisters Dora Amador, Lenora Moreno and Adela Gutierrez. Maria is survived by her daughters, Lina Castillo and Eva Martinez; son, Richard Garcia; sisters, Elsa Herrera and Lydia Almaraz; brother, Bruno Gutierrez Jr.; 14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Rosary Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 10, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Traci Tate

January 10, 2019

I remember staying the night at her house with my best friend, Regina Castillo, her granddaughter. I remember seeing her lighting candles and saying prayers. We “sorrow not as those who have no hope”, for we will see her again someday!

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 New International Version (NIV)

Believers Who Have Died
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Tammy Martinez

January 8, 2019

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4 generations of family. ❤️

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