Juanita Garcia

March 28, 1950February 12, 2018

Juanita Marilyn “Nita” Garcia born in Austin March 28, 1950 to Bernyce Jenson Byars and George Byars died February 12, 2018. She is survived by her husband Albino Garcia, mother Bernyce, two sisters, one brother, seven nieces and nephews of California. Also surviving are her in-laws Arthur and Kathy Garcia, Olga and Mike Gonzales, Bob and Mary Miller, four nieces, three great nephews and two great nieces all of Burnet.

Nita met her husband in Ventura, California, fell in love and were together 27 years. They moved to Leander upon completion of his naval service.

She had a strong belief in long permanent relationships and considered those close to her best friends. She was a caring, compassionate, and generous, and gave easily of herself to help others.

Her joy was the love of coking and pleasing others. Her “Aunt Nita’s Homestyle Cooking” and culinary skills were well known at the farmer’s market. She treated her customers like family and enjoyed the kids grow up at the market. They were a part of her extended family. She will be dearly missed.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 3-5pm Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Juanita Garcia

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Susie U

September 20, 2018

My recreation of Aunt Nita's cheese dip, made for Halloween.

February 22, 2018


February 18, 2018

My sister always had a clever gift for humor. I thought of her as invincible. It's so like her to make breakfast tacos for everyone. She was endowed with a special culinary creativity, in a loving Mother Earth way. I feel so sad for Bino, for everyone touched by her vibrant spirit, who will no longer be able to savor her many talents. I've always loved you Nita.

Carla Jenkins

February 16, 2018

Aunt Nita was a much loved vendor at the Sunset Valley Farmers' Market and then Texas Farmers' Market at Lakeline for almost 20 years. She made us breakfast tacos every Saturday until her health wouldn't allow her to come any longer. She and her homestyle foods have been greatly missed since she left and into the future! Much love to Bino and her family and friends. And, Nita, have fun on your next great adventure! You are loved.